I’m curious about what Airbus could do to being the two models closer to each other. I can’t say I’m qualified enough to make an educated guess, but I get the impression that the two planes are really quite different. Would harmonizing the two models involve drastic design changes like, for example...Jump to post
Donald Trump is a Boeing shareholder. If anything, that would be motivation enough. Money is king for Mr.Trump. https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/291964245602607105?lang=en .@Boeing stock went way down because of 787- so I just bought stock in @Boeing- great company! He also wanted ...Jump to post
The most interesting thing is what Bombardier's endgame in all of this? The CSeries under the Bombardier is history. Are they going to sell off the CRJ/Q400 for pocket change? I guess BBD can go back to its business jet roots but that market also seems smaller than in past decades. Bombardier tried...Jump to post
I don't think he's shocked, I think he's performing for the cameras/microphones. Of course he's not shocked. Still, I think he has a point: Indeed, and that's the exact thing JL is missing -- it has nothing to do with logic, it has everything to do with ideology. People will lobby for job creation ...Jump to post
John Leahy has some words to share: “I always said it was a cute little airplane, and it is,” Leahy said. “I always knew that going up against Boeing and Airbus and that they didn’t have a support network, they didn’t have much of a commercial organization, it was going to be difficult to really get...Jump to post
sixtyseven wrote:Were there passengers on that flight?
DL will deploy the A350 to AMS.
Delta will begin A350 service between Detroit and @Schiphol in March 2018, says Bastian. #DeltaA350Day
Press release: http://newsroom.aviator.aero/embraer-announces-delivery-of-the-first-e190-e2-in-april-of-2018/ Embraer confirmed today April of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft’s launch operator. The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, d...Jump to post
The A320s wing hasn't been changed for 30 years. It is outdated, and will need to be replaced sooner or later. It is only a matter of time before the MC-21 and C919 start becoming serious competitors , and Boeing may even launch a clean-sheet 737 replacement at some point. If Airbus is to avoid suf...Jump to post
I am convinced Boeing will now try to get a similar tariff ruling for Airbus products as well. It would only result in a trade war, with the result that Europe will slam similar import duties on Boeing products. Just look at the customer base Boeing has in Europe; ain't gonna happen. As unhinged as...Jump to post
Bump. In addition to the settlement, two security officers have been fired, and another one resigned: Three of the Chicago law enforcement officers involved in dragging a Louisville doctor off a United Airlines’ flight in April are no longer on the job, officials revealed Tuesday. Chicago’s Inspecto...Jump to post
A little trip down memory lane: MSN 167 entered final assembly in early 2014. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/13564863674_6ee6b35136_c.jpg Tail Fin msn167 1/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14411512615_315975cf26_c.jpg MSN167 A380 Skymark by DigitalAirliner...Jump to post
MSN 167 ex-Skymark first & ferry flight to XFW today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4466/37725813022_4a47c0701a_c.jpg First flight msn167 F-WWSN 17/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4499/37709266766_23a069ee7b_c.jpg Ferry flight msn167 F-WWSN 17/10/2017 by A380...Jump to post
Following news of Airbus participation and pending government tariff on the planes, Delta COO Gil West said the delivery schedule of the plane was still “something of a question mark.” Delta says Bombardier CSeries delivery schedule unclear http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-airbus-cserie...Jump to post
Boeing’s Bombardier Fight Blows Up in Its Face Boeing thought it was picking on a pipsqueak. Instead it has drawn its biggest rival to the fight. Airbus EADSY -0.31% ’ surprise deal announced late Monday to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries jet program is a coup for the European aerospace giant....Jump to post
Didn't see this one coming: This morning, some top brass of Lufthansa were visiting Brussels Airlines headquarters. A first surprising decision came out of this meeting in the early afternoon: Brussels Airlines would get two Airbus A340 aircraft to be operated on long-haul routes on behalf of Eurowi...Jump to post
MSN 147 ET #6 first CAF today.
Peter Bellew will help FR fixing the pilot issues: Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew is leaving after just over a year in charge to return to Ryanair as chief operations officer to tackle the pilot shortages that has resulted in it cancelling more than 20,000 flights over the winter season. The mov...Jump to post
Its longest flight to date. The first prototype MC-21-300 aircraft of Irkut Corp, Russia flew from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky near Moscow today covering a distance of 4500 km at an altitude of 10,000 meters non-stop for six hours. This was the first long...Jump to post
http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html " The pair has been in talks since August, said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted a link up in 2015, bu...Jump to post
Airbus-Bombardier deal expected to jumpstart CSeries jet sales in Asia - analysts Airbus SE’s (AIR.PA) deal for a majority stake in Bombardier Inc’s (BBDb.TO) CSeries jet programme is expected to jumpstart sales of the Canadian aircraft in Asia, analysts said. “Interest in the CSeries has been low ...Jump to post
Unfortunately the pilot has been killed in the accident.Jump to post
Malaysia Airlines is getting another chief executive. Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew re-joining @ryanair as COO. Had indicated last month he wouldn't, despite being seen at Ryanair HQ Bellew in @Ryanair comeback: Peter Bellew leaves CEO job at Malaysia Airlines to re-join LCC as Chief Ops Office...Jump to post
From twitter: Phil Musser ( Senior Vice President, Communications, Boeing ) @pmusser If @Airbus and @Bombardier think this deal will get them around the rules....#thinkagain 17.27 - 16. okt. 2017 Rainer Ohler @roblagnac · ( Lawyer by training, today Head of Communications at Airbus ) 3 hours ago ...Jump to post
- Because the CS500 could be sold as 150 seater to regional airlines and the A320NEO as 150-170 seater to mainline airlines. As CS300 already stretches to 160 seats in charter airline configuration, CS500 would clearly hold 170 to 180 seats in regional cabin configurations. That is A320 territory.Jump to post
Here's another short video of the interior:
https://www.facebook.com/Qantas/videos/ ... 117267686/
From the press release:
Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving U.S. customers
I'd say they found themselves a state-of-the-art successor to the A319 which has not been selling anymore ever since the NEO was launched . The NB aircraft market has moved into new brackets (just like the when the 737NG replaced the 737Classic and the 130 seater died). The future will be 100-170 s...Jump to post
Launch customer Widerøe will introduce the Embraer E190-E2 in April 2018.
Aircraft will feature 114 seats and will be operates between BGO-TOS.
http://peterfox.no/airlines/verdensnyhe ... e2-jetfly/
lightsaber wrote:The orders for the E2-175 are conditional on a scope clause change I wouldn't bet on happening,
Another important piece of information is that Airbus will buy the remaining shares by 2023:
The fine print on the deal is that by 2023 Airbus will buy out the remaining Bombardier and Quebec C Series shares.
I think that A319 stay and CS500 is coming. Those families complements each other and give smaller operators large scale options. They can stick in one family, to A320 family operator A319 gives low end option and to CS operator CS500 gives high end option. I'd say that Airbus has cleverly killed o...Jump to post
So at the end of the day Bombardier didn't sell the entire CSeries program, just allowing a foreign company to take a major stake. Is Bombardier still looking for a buyer for the Q400 and CRJ lines? No deal imminent: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-airbus/bombardier-pursues-options-for-...Jump to post
MSN 149 DL #3 and MSN 155 CX #22 have rolled out to the flight line.Jump to post
The CS300 prototype has just arrived at the Airbus delivery centre. I guess there wil be a lot to celebrate today. Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving U.S. customers And that's how Bombardier will avoid the 300% tariff. Airbus-Bombardier CSer...Jump to post
Meanwhile MSN 63 sports its final registration (after just 1 CAF), perhaps delivery might follow soon. And behind we can see MSN 145 MK #1 with its final registration too. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/37690264696_12baf2ca7e_c.jpg Msn63 A7-ALO - Msn145 3B-NBP 16/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on F...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Meanwhile we read: Reuters: Lufthansa's swoop on Air Berlin stirs competition concerns
MSN 151 CI #9 is getting ready for its 3rd flight.
Beijing proudly unveils mega airport due to open in 2019: China’s capital unveiled the “shining example” of its 80 billion yuan (£9.1 billion) new airport on Monday, tipped to become one of the world’s largest when it opens in October 2019 amid a massive infrastructure drive overseen by President Xi...Jump to post