|Quoting CXH (Reply 5):|
United is trying to get major scope clause changes in their union contracts with their pilots. Apparently they have told the union they would buy 100 CSeries or E2 jets or similar (100+ seat) planes if they agreed to lower wages for pilots flying those planes.
So would I. If Bombardier can score UA
, I'm sure that would silence the negativity for sure!
Fingers crossed! Would love that!
|Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 12):|
I really hope UA orders this plane. It is a beautiful aircraft and has tons of potential to even replace their entire narrow body fleet that's smaller than the 739 (granted BBD goes ahead with the CS500)
I agree completely!
But the CS500 would certainly need to be launched to cover the size bracket from above the E175 to below the 737-900ER/MAX 9. Now, if it's an order for 100, perhaps that could be an excuse to replace some of the order A320s, or handle routes that would otherwise be handled by regional jets.
But then, of course, there's the eventual 737/757 replacements that Boeing could possibly launch in the next several years. However, if UA
can get those scope clauses changed, I cannot see any reason why the C Series wouldn't be chosen
Because if Boeing launches a true 757 replacement, I can definitely see UA
being a launch customer. C Series, 737-9s and NSA/NLTs would make for a nice smaller half of the fleet!