Would B6 consider the Bombardier CS Series?
Why wouldn't they?
IF, the rumors are true that B6 has been unhappy with E190 performances or at least unhappy with initial reliability and performances then what other choices do they have?
CSeries - slightly larger but seemingly smooth EIS thus far with BT and LX and seemingly excellent economics and also is proving to fly out of short runways such as LCY. Personally, I believe
the CSeries would give them the most flexibility with additional range, payload and economics. Would love to see a B6 CS100/300!
MRJ - similar in size to E2's but far behind schedule and unproven reliability and still no EIS for several more years.
SJ100 - similar in size but unfamiliar support from Sukhoi for Western airlines. However, 4O seems to like them and I have flown them from MEX-ZCL twice and they were great. However,
Russian jets in Western airlines still isn't a widely accepted policy for whatever reason.
E2's - better the devil you know than the devil you don't? They know pretty much what they would get and how to deal with the upsets if any - balls in Embraer's court I believe and their order to
win or lose!