SonomaFlyer wrote:embraer175e2 wrote:https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/embraer-hopes-e175-e2-jet-efficiency-helps-modify-scope-clauses/134837.article
What are the chances that the old scope clauses are modified for this beautiful and efiicient jet ?
Will it take another 2 years?
Boeing has its stakes in Embraer E2 program.
Does this make the chances bigger for a modification?
Airlines could buy it and start training their pilots to fly it on the mainline tomorrow.
COVID hurts but the pilots have been down the scope road too many times. The youngins are now about to experience their first furloughs and adversity. They won't cave on scope. Yes they'd burn the airline down first. When the economy comes back, the shortage of airline pilots will be worse due to mandatory retirements. Pilots know this and no they don't trust the airlines to "do the right thing." They will dig in.
"Yes they'd burn the airline down first." And how do they benefit from that? My way or the highway mentality does no one any good.We are talking about the same plane, 76 seats, but the newer version is slightly heavier. The trend among airlines is upgauging, 737-700's to 737-800 and 900's. A-319's to A320 and A321's. I don't see any winners in this situation. No more 37 to 50 seat regionals are being made, its a waste of crews to fly so few people. I guess we will never see eye to eye, but I have many times seen jobs lost due to being rigid and unyielding.