MIflyer12 wrote:airzona11 wrote:People can shout and blame a company filing complaints or a President, but fact of the matter is the commercial aviation market moved away from the smaller space and is all in in the +150 seat space. The market is driving reality there. Established airlines costs are going up and they need more people on each flight. New airlines are packing seats in to compete. The airline business is capital intensive and very difficult to enter. This consolidation is consolidation purely based on what the airlines are purchasing. Not some trade complain. Not a President. But, the market reality.
Win for Boeing, as it was for Airbus. Ultimately, it will be a win for the airlines.
It's noted elsewhere that E145 and CR2 production has ended. The 50-seat-and-less space is substantially vacated. 318s and 736s died. We're likely going to see that Max 7s and 319Neos are marginal. At least in the U.S. market, anyway. Pilot compensation is different elsewhere and may tolerate smaller frames. Canada (and the U.S., through) may support some non-market solutions.
In reality anyone who want a 50 seats or less plane would buy a ATR42 nowadays. If one is not buying ATR42 because it's not a jet, then it shows that they aren't actually needing a plane with the size if they have the luxury to avoid a particular engine type