Okcflyer wrote:EssentialBusDC wrote:lightsaber wrote:Good points.
The mainline airlines are about to furlough a chunk of pilots. The pilots might give up something to keep jobs, they will have an allergy to losing more jobs.
As you note, the number if allowed RJs are tied to the number of parent airline jets. So now there is surplus.
The other wrench is the MRJ100. With a scope compliant aircraft on the horizon, why would anyone give up anything? Now, EIS will slip from 2023, but how much range will the pilots allow?
https://leehamnews.com/2019/06/13/evolv ... -spacejet/
The 1910nm range is for a too high MTOW. If scope is maintained, the M100 remains a true regional jet. Grow scope and it flies further.
Giving up or relaxing scope doesn’t save mainline jobs. It does the exact opposite.
Exactly!! These people are so emotional about the issue they’re not seeing the big picture.
There should be a limit. Allowing the E2-175 or MRJ (original size) is not going to decrease mainline opportunities. If anything, the first group that allows it will benefit as the airline itself will grow and have additional demand.
I don’t think you correctly read the post to which you replied. And no, giving up scope is a bad idea and won’t happen. I think it’s you who doesn’t see the big picture. It’s not emotional. It’s business. No reason for eagle/express/connection to be painted on an E175-E2. No reason mainline can‘t fly it.