OA940 wrote:-A MoM aircraft. Now that Airbus is offering a MoM plane, with not many orders thus far, BBD could jump the gun and offer a 757 replacement/A321LR competitor. If they market it correctly, it could be a successful jet.
-A LH plane. They have always stayed in the regional/lower capacity market, but a long haul aircraft could be likely. The 300-seater market can have another plane, and airlines could take it for its costs. But to compete with the A350/777/787 they will need range (14-15000km), economics and other things that will provide an advantage against the kings of LH.
The new Sino-Russian C929 could use some western participation in order to help it sell in the west. Bombardier already has a significant amount of cooperation with COMAC with the C-series. Another option could be cooperation on the C919. While the C919 slightly overlaps with the CS300, stretching the C919 into a 200-seat C920 or 240-seat C921 would prevent that from happening. The C919 currently sits right between the A319 and A320 (And pretty much the same as that future 737-7.5 thing).
Oykie wrote:I wonder why the Learjet 85 was cancelled. I guess it would be to risky to relaunch it, it a derivative.
They cancelled it because the fuselage started cracking. It featured an all-new composite fuselage made it Mexico. The two major issues was the completely monocoque fuselage (no stringers and ribs), and the issue with the Mexican factory being located at high altitude, which spoiled the composites somehow. Fixing it will require them to design a completely new fuselage.