SteelChair wrote:All they've said is that they intend to deliver 30-35 by the end of the year, which it appears they clearly won't make.
iamlucky13 wrote:I believe they indicated at the beginning of the year that the deliveries would be heavily biased towards the second half. It's appearing less likely they'll actually hit 30, but it's not quite out of the question if they're stockpiling sub-assemblies while waiting on the bottlenecks to be resolved.
jmt18325 wrote:BBD isn't in a financial position to build a bunch of frames and have them sitting.
Right now the production rate is 2 aircraft per month. Final assembly lead time is couple months. If Bombardier wants to deliver 30 aircraft this year, they need to increase production to rate 4 right now and store some aircraft until engines arrive. For some reason the rate increase is not happening.
Article on the matter:
http://www.fliegerfaust.com/c-series-pr ... 49946.html
Bombardier still maintain today that they will deliver 30 C Series aircraft this year. But the delivery rate remains at two aircraft per month after eight months. And if it stays there any longer it will become increasingly difficult for Bombardier to meet their objectives.
The most striking feature of the delivery rate is that it remains stable at two aircraft per month.
This is not normal because we are supposed to see a production ramp up at this stage. After all the C Series has been in service for more than a year now. But we don't see any progress at all. In fact the delivery rate has remained constant at two aircraft per month for six months in a row, as if C Series production was stuck in second gear.