|Quoting deltadawg (Reply 51):|
With that being said the 717's in their stable have an average age of around 12/13 years now. Once the C100/300 move into EIS it would be about the right time for an airline such as DL to start shopping for a new replacement.
Agreed. But first DL will have the large MD-80 fleet to replace. They are 4 to 5 years out on that decision, but it is a decision that shall come down.
Bombardier's delays have cost them potential customers, but there are still plenty out there. I am 'resizing' my estimate to 2,000 to 4,000 planes over 20 years (reduced the lower number) to be split between the C-series and E2-195. so far less market then if the plane had been on time (it would have nearly locked out the E2-195 from the market, which is *not* the case now).