Nean1 wrote:T4thH wrote:Someone83 wrote:Further delay on the E175-E2 by one year. New entry into service date: 2014
https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers ... 30.article
This starts to sound more like "indefinite" slowly. Or let us say...not only any more slowly. As long it is not US scope compliant (and it will never get scope compliant, the scope has to be adapted to the E175-E2...what is unlikely...), there is and will be no need for them in the US and globally.
Russia has the SSJ, promoted by Russia government, China the ARJ21, promoted by the Chinese government and the rest of the world does not any more want/need a jet in the 76 seat size/below 100 seat size.
According last expectations, if I remember correctly....
Ex USA, Russia and China....maximum 60 for Europe (ex Russia, and these new build and already existing) and the rest of the world next to zero in the next 20 years new build below 100 seats regional jets? And these already includes the 99 seat category by French law for regional airlines in France?
So without scope clause change in the US, the E175-E2 will fit in, no E175-E2? It seems to be a Dodo, extinct, even before ever flown.
By that logic, as of 2028, regional airlines from all over the western world will have to settle for the ATR-72, not least because it is very unlikely that an entirely new project will be ready in less than 7 years.
Please note, yes, you are right, this is what is expected for Europe/EU. The regional "jet" in the 76 seat size will extinct; but also the number of regional turboprops will go down, not to zero, but more or less next to it.
When last time someone in EU part of Europe has bought a 76 seat size jet? So we are not talking about Russia....