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by Jungleneer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 66
Views: 9952

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2021

As you can see the commercial flights are performed by PH-NXB, KL's 2nd E295. PH-NXA cannot fly as it has unspecified "engine troubles" (source Dutch aviation forum Scramble, member Bennie in the KLM thread). If the problem is with the frame itself, you can blame Embraer. If the problem i...

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by Jungleneer
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11291

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

Single pilot operations will require significant improvement on automatic flight controls availability. This will require more sensors, and on. Technology is already there. The issue is the integrity on GPS navigation. New satellites will be required. Current system is very susceptible to jamming an...

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by Jungleneer
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11291

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

Honestly, I think this is DOA: it's doubtful the regulator will approve such operations. And, if they do, the pilot unions will most likely shot the idea on site. EASA is already open for it. It is going to happen sooner or later https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/easa-open-to-relaxation-of-single...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

I agree with your assessment, Lightsaber! And I personally believe that CFRP wings and parts are better if outsourced. This saves on manufacturing plants, which are expensive. If you are in the RJ business, volumes are not that big to justify a investment on your own plant.

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by Jungleneer
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 15112

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

For such a low weight flight, it is possible to reach this flight time in this model.

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by Jungleneer
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 15112

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

From what I know, the carveout process started in December and was planned to end in February or March, just when the pandemic went wild. Then, JV died, planned deliveries were delayed. Not surprising from my point of view.

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by Jungleneer
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

c933103 wrote:
Jungleneer wrote:
A320 and 737 has cruise mach of 0.78 and MMO of 0.82. A Mmo of 0.78 means that the cruise Mach is around 0.74. That’s too low for today’s standards.

Mach 0.78 cited in the article is cruising speed, according to the text.


You are right! I read it too fast.

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by Jungleneer
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

A320 and 737 has cruise mach of 0.78 and MMO of 0.82. A Mmo of 0.78 means that the cruise Mach is around 0.74. That’s too low for today’s standards.

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by Jungleneer
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

https://biz-journal.jp/2020/11/post_189245.html An aviation commenter in Japan say that the ultimate reason behind the failure is Mitsubishi want to develop a passenger aircraft and attain type certificate from the US using only experience in military aircraft production, and when they realize it's...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

On the last years there were some critical amendments which requires new demonstrations for wires segregation, HIRF protection, new Ice Types... some very demanding rules.

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by Jungleneer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

It raises the question to which certification basis they initially designed the aircraft. They must probably applied for certification between 2008 to 2012. When you apply you must consider the amendments valid by the time. And it is valid for 5 years. After that, you must re-analise the new issued...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

Great post! Makes a lot of sense, and I personally agree that used jets with very low acquisition costs, in this low oil price era, are the real competitors. These re-engined jets became indeed too expensive.

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by Jungleneer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

It is official: SpaceJet halted. https://asianaviation.com/mitsubishi-officially-halts-development-of-spacejet/ The part I found most interesting: The company plans to keep trying for a type certification but is said to be cutting the programme’s and team by half to about 500 after earlier downsizi...

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by Jungleneer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 15112

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Did Azul resume the E2 deliveries?

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by Jungleneer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 636
Views: 103048

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

The E195-E2 lifts higher payload than the A220-300 at SDU (4,341ft long runway). Do you really believe there would be a take-off performance issue for the aircraft at any airport WN serves? Source? The public numbers are worse on the E2-195 in terms of runway length, at least on Wikipedia. The A223...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 636
Views: 103048

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I think the E195 E2 would fit Southwest even better because I dont think they would really need the range of the CS300 or even MAX7 for 95% of the routes. On these shorter routes the E2 seems even more efficient and its closest to 737-700 capacity, and Embraer would make them a hell of a deal, I am...

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by Jungleneer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

I assume that the big investment to build a CFRP plant does not justify for a frame that will sell 1000 to 2000 units at most. The airlines are putting pressure for lower capital costs, so CFRP goes to the opposite direction they need. It is expensive to build. This will be viable if there is a thi...

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by Jungleneer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

I assume that the big investment to build a CFRP plant does not justify for a frame that will sell 1000 to 2000 units at most. The airlines are putting pressure for lower capital costs, so CFRP goes to the opposite direction they need. It is expensive to build. This will be viable if there is a thir...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Problems with the ILS on 22 right at Detroit Metro Airport.
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Problems with the ILS on 22 right at Detroit Metro Airport.

I can without a doubt tell you, that the number of airlines/aircraft flying into DTW who are able to accept an ILS/PRM is substantially higher than those able to accept a GLS approach. GLS would be available on all new airliners these days, and can be retrofitted on exiting aircraft mainly by upgra...

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by Jungleneer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 15112

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

This nose without AOA Vanes is very nice!

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by Jungleneer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 151112

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

Maybe the M100 is having a hard time beating the E175-E1 performance. When Embraer redesigned the E175 with the new wing tip and some aerodynamic enhancements, they built a killer aircraft. It is optimized to the limits of the current scope clauses.

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by Jungleneer
Mon May 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Being parts and equipment supplier is where the real profit margins are in the aerospace industry. MHI is already a supplier, and if they are smart, they move from being airframe developer to be a systems integration, subsystems or airframe parts supplier. This last one they already are.

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by Jungleneer
Mon May 25, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

The issue of delaying a program too much is that when you issue for a type certification the certification basis is held for 5 years. After this period you need to review it and include the newer regulations. Regulatory material never stops evolving, therefore, probably already performed tests will ...

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by Jungleneer
Sun May 24, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

I believe that this a movement by the Japanese leadership to re-take the company back. Or maybe they also smelt the burnt in Boeing, and will scrap SpaceJet to restart with something bigger.

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by Jungleneer
Fri May 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 151112

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

VV wrote:
The other option is that airline industry drops 76 seat regional jets altogether.


Never though about this, but it makes sense. Airlines might want to put pressure reducing mainline payrates, and this would not justify 76 seaters any longer.

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by Jungleneer
Wed May 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 136590

Flight Global: Mitsubishi to halve SpaceJet budget, review M100 development

Seems like COVID is making another victim. M100 program paused, and M90 EIS delayed again. "Mitsubishi Aircraft’s parent company will review the development of a 76-seater variant of its regional jet programme nearly a year after its launch, as full-year losses related to the programme widened....

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by Jungleneer
Thu May 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6264

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

Embraer will detail their strategy in the Commercial aviation by May 15th. Lets see what they bring. But the executive jets is doing fine, with P300 and Praetor models being very successful in sales. They have the ability to bring half the revenue from the current commercial aviation, so even if the...

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by Jungleneer
Thu May 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6264

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

Embraer has enough cash for two years. They are far better than Boeing and Airbus in this pandemic. Sure the E-Jets backlog is not big, but Embraer since the privatization has become master of cash management, and is one of their biggest strengths. So for who those think Embraer will go bankrupt, so...

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by Jungleneer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 151112

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

Source: https://airinsight.com/traicao/ Good reading to everyone ... I actually don't really buy the fact that the acquisition of Embraer was mainly motivated by the acquisition of the engineering talents of Embraer. To begin with, I'm not so sure that they are that cheap in comparison to other eng...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 151112

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

The C-919 have many components made by american companies or companies owned in part by american companies (like Pratt & Whitney, CFM International, Honeywell, Collins, Parker, Nexcelle, Liebherr, Thales, Moog and others) and based on this premises this shouldn't had happen. AVIC may get parts ...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 151112

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

Trump would block export licenses on any type of U.S. content: engines, avionics, just as he did for the C919. I believe this as well. With current geopolitics, for US it is better for Embraer to go bankrupt than being sold to Chinese. The E1 and E2 were built with major North American companies as...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 151112

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

According to some Brazilian media sources, COMAC also seems interested in Embraer as well so I don't think that Boeing's financial assistance will be so relevant. Since the ARJ21 flopped, money was never really a problem to COMAC and Embraer is at bargain price of USD 1.4 billion (compared to the a...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 151112

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

This is just so sad for Embraer. The E2 is a very good aircraft. The best they have developed so far. Sad for the talented engineers, the assembly line workers. People who really gave their lives for this company.

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I believe the M100 has the ability to take half of the market, and that is good for the industry. And if scope is not relief, E175 will live for many years sharing the same production line as E2.

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

1) The oil market throughout its history has exhibited high and low price cycles lasting 15 years. The current Covit-19 shock has precipitated a drop in fuel prices that will certainly last for long time. 2) The reduction in demand for air travel, especially long-distance travel, will probably take...

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by Jungleneer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

1) The oil market throughout its history has exhibited high and low price cycles lasting 15 years. The current Covit-19 shock has precipitated a drop in fuel prices that will certainly last for long time. 2) The reduction in demand for air travel, especially long-distance travel, will probably take...

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by Jungleneer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I’ve heard this complaint a lot, but what’s the difference between a “business jet” FMS and an “airline” one? 4,000 hours with Honeywell (awful) and Collins (great) FMSs, for reference. FWIW, Mitsubishi chose Collins avionics: https://www.rockwellcollins.com/Data/Success-Stories/Our-Story/2016-Cal-...

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by Jungleneer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

It is basically the lack of a logical order on a flight planning programming, going through several pages back and forth. The first E1 FMS was a nightmare. Collins was much better. The new one, Honeywell together with Embraer designed it based on the 747 FMS which is one of the industry references.

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by Jungleneer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I could see the E2-195 at mainline. It is far more likely for UA or AA to have mainline fly the larger E2 than scope relief or mainline fly the E2-175. The E175 remains an alternative to the M100. Mitsubishi couldn't be too greedy. Lightsaber That makes a lot of sense. The E2 has from all accounts ...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Why make a move because a competitor that is still on the drawing board? And yet you already have a product with a very low ownership cost to offer and with single digit difference in fuel burn?

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

As I said, there are more things that happen on closed doors between the people who control these companies. T hey might have some sort of strategy. We are not talking about a small grocery store here. There are multi-billion dollar companies involved on the E175-E2 program design and launch strate...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

As I said, there are more things that happen on closed doors between the people who control these companies. T hey might have some sort of strategy. We are not talking about a small grocery store here. There are multi-billion dollar companies involved on the E175-E2 program design and launch strate...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I guess this is why we have the expression, "leap of faith"? Sort of... and I don’t quite understand what happens with these shareholders... But seriously, Embraer was never a market driver in the commercial aviation. All products are carefully reviewed with customers before launch. There...

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by Jungleneer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 37693

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

A friend of mine teaches at business school and one of his favorite sayings is "Hope is not a plan". It's pretty amazing EMB launched this program on the basis of hope. I can assure you that Embraer just did what they were asked to do. I guess this is why we have the expression, "lea...

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