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travellin'man
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Boeing And Airbus RJ's?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 12:54 pm

What do you folks think....
Did Boeing and Airbus make a mistake about 10 years ago by not getting into the sub 100 seat regional jet market now dominated by Embraers, CRJ's and ERJ's, RJ-85's and the like?
Did they consciously choose not to, and, if so, what were the reasons?
Would they still? I know Boeing vaguely talks about a 65 seater, probably the 717-100. Anything firm? Airbus?
Curious to hear your opinions.
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IMissPiedmont
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RE: Boeing And Airbus RJ's?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 12:58 pm

Boeing and Airbus wisely left this market to Bae, Embraer, Dornier and Canadair. They have more than enough work as it is.

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RE: Boeing And Airbus RJ's?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:07 pm

Ironically, Boeing owned deHavilland of Canada for a couple of years about 10-12 years ago, then sold it to Bombardier. They had the idea that they will get into the commuter aircraft business but changed their minds.

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travellin'man
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RE: Boeing And Airbus RJ's?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:08 pm

I'm not so sure I agree. Can a company like Boeing, that is involved with everything that flies, really not be interested in this segment of the aviation market? Struggling as they are to maintain market share, wouldn't this have been fertile territory to increase it? Or did they run out of r+d money?
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tupolev154b2
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RE: Boeing And Airbus RJ's?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:09 pm

The RJ market is oversaturated, isn't it?
 
Mark_D.
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RE: Boeing And Airbus RJ's?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:34 pm


When the ERJ-170 and 728JET show up, gonna be all kinds of equipment battling it out, political/economic ramifications and the works. Though Bombardier has a pretty fair-sized headstart, since it`s the one shipping now.

And for the 717/A318 battle, of course that`s only a partial overlap, with each one having its cost advantages. But it will be telling, particularly since both likely will have their own respective political inroads as well, when it comes to orders.
 
DELL_dude
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RE: Boeing And Airbus RJ's?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:38 pm

I rather fly on a 717 than on a RJ any day.

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