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by docmtl
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 43
Views: 8306

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

we had a tread on e-jets fright conversion 6 months ago: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1440213 Embraer announced a couple of weeks ago a freight conversion kit for E-175s: https://www.google.ca/?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm Could it be that Mesa starts flying cargo with its ...

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by docmtl
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design
Replies: 14
Views: 3332

Re: Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design

And if there's a ban on short-haul flights within Europe, then the turboprop market will take a major hit: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-crisis-flight-tax-ban-short-haul-europe-survey-a9393826.html Some countries within the EU are already discussing higher taxes for airlines in o...

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by docmtl
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design
Replies: 14
Views: 3332

Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design

Hi, there Electric Aviation Group in the UK has proposed a new design for a 70-seat regional quad-engine, high wing, twin-tail hybrid turboprop. Range in the 800 nm, 1450 km. https://www.flightglobal.com/farnborough-2020/uk-developer-shows-off-70-seat-hybrid-as-it-rejects-smaller-designs/139370.arti...

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by docmtl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?
Replies: 19
Views: 5003

Re: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?

BTW, does the E-190/195 E2 series make the same noise as the A-220 ? They share the same engine structure, and they face the same technical hurdles (see post about thrust and ceiling limitations for both aircraft below). https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/operators-of-e190-e2s-to-limit-climb-thrust...

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by docmtl
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18669

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

After the Boeing-Embraer merge fell apart back in April, a scenario for a new turboprop JV between Embraer and Saab was suggested: "Merluzeau can also envision an Embraer-Saab tie up. The companies already partner on the Gripen fighter jet programme, and Saab could use a new turboprop for a mil...

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by docmtl
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18669

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Hi, folks The French government has created a program to support a new regional aircraft to be delivered by 2030, within a $15 billion budget. "The government has also outlined the creation of a new highly-efficient regional aircraft – using either hybrid electric or hydrogen technology – to en...

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by docmtl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 109301

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

MHI stops all flying and development of the SpaceJet program, reevaluating cost and timeframe. https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/aircraft-propulsion/mitsubishi-halts-all-spacejet-flying-production-winding-down-zero SSJ is next ? Embraer will end up the sole survivor in its class for the foresee...

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by docmtl
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149091

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

And here comes the Chinese to pick up this deal...

There’s no void in nature...

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by docmtl
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 8033

Re: New Boeing Freighters

Do you guys think the new C-390 Millenium by Boeing-Embraer could find a niche in the civil freighter market ?

There's a Civil version on the drawing board, it seems...

https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=984

Cheers,

docmtl

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by docmtl
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15088

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

And it seems Embraer will move forward with a clean-sheet turboprop project by the end of the year... https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-singapore-airshow-turboprops/competition-heats-up-in-turboprop-market-idUSKBN20721T?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&fbclid=IwAR0QC3L-4DF57c3j590ykaTU-_C...

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by docmtl
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 109301

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

And I'm wondering whether Boeing-Embraer Brasil will take notice and have a scope-compliant E2-175 project underway...

docmtl

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by docmtl
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15088

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

Embraer signed a MoU with the Brazilian Air Force for the development of new Hybrid-Electric passenger-transport airplane. https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/12/20/embraer-brazilian-air-force-study-joint-development-hybrid-electric-military-aircraft/ I was reviewing this article and it suddenly came...

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by docmtl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15088

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

Another point to consider on the ATR forecast I mentionned is their # for the next 20 years: 3,000 turboprops total, and 630 on the 40-60 passenger range. That’s 200 planes a year... 80 a month... And only 32 per year... 3 units per month for the 40-60 seats planes. It doesn’t seem sustainable as fa...

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by docmtl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15088

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

Point well taken, Maverick. Probably Boeing/Embraer won’t go beyond 76-80 pax on a new turboprop in order not to cannibalize the E2-175. Could it be a 50 pax bird, with a 70 pax stretch using improved engines and composite materials? Could A short 30 pax version be next using hybrid-electric engines...

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by docmtl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15088

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

I was thinking more on the technological side of it instead of user's perception, though...
Say, if you have a E1-170 style cabin, improved wings, composite materials, hybrid-electric engines.

Embraer is quoted as saying this new design would be around by 2025-27, only 5-7 years from now...

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by docmtl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15088

A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

Hi, folks The 50-90 turboprop market is stalled in 1980's technology and design (ATR, DHC, Ilyushin, to name a few). New hybrid-electric propulsion designs are coming of age, and Boeing has invested in some of them, such as: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-09-17-Boeing-and-Safran-Invest-in-Electri...

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by docmtl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12488

Scope-compliant Boeing-Embraer E-170E2: can it be done and still generate profit to airlines?

Hi, there Boeing-Embraer launched the E-175E2 without a launch customer, hoping to sell the plane worldwide and maybe in the US (if the scope clause with the pilot unions is overthrown). Meanwhile, Mitsubishi launched its own version of a scope-compliant 76-seat jet, the M-100, while faced the same ...

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by docmtl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10128

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

Actually, what I was thinking when I started the post is the fact that military transports are more than just "the best plane available", but a mix of technical, logistical, political, and last but not least, military issues... I'm supposing Boeing will throw its bargaining power and suppo...

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by docmtl
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 10128

Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

Hi, folks Now that Boeing took charge of the Embraer KC-390 and renamed it C-390 Millenium, are you expecting a stronger market penetration for this plane ? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-boeing-and-embraer-rebrand-transport-as-c-390-462350/ It's supposed to replace the venerable y...

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by docmtl
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 63211

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

I added the Boeing troubles with their product line just to illustrate how difficult it is for them right now to own the Embraer line and market them worldwide... Moreover, I found an interesting comparison between these 2 planes: https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a220-vs-embraer-195 (Sorry guys, I co...

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by docmtl
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 63211

A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

Hi, folks I'm wondering whether the market battle between Airbus A220 vs Boeing E-195 E2 is already won by Airbus... A220: More than 500 units already ordered, major airlines in NA, Europe and Asia on board with this plane. E-195E2: Just launched with Azul (Brazilian company, very close to Embraer),...

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