Not really sure how serious you guys are. BBD exports its CSeries (oops A220) wings from Belfast to Mirabel, Quebec, and there's no big administrative burden in it. So, do you really believe that RR will move its manufacturing out of UK? Or Airbus its wing manufacturing? Those scare tactics look ver...Jump to post
the UK should take Airbus seriously about leaving the UK if it is no longer competitive to keep production there. All the UK has to do to get them to stay is make up any shortfall they otherwise would have gotten if the UK remained. That's indeed the smartest move UK could make. Taking over the &qu...Jump to post
flyingclrs727 wrote:Not surprising too. The poor CASM ensured the money saved upfront would have disappeared within a few years...But UA had second thoughts and converted those orders to other models within weeks of placing the order.
How much longer can the E2-195ish model be stretched? That's my question as well. Can the E2-195 fit 150 seats? It can't really be stretch anymore. At 4 abreast, the efficiency trade off would be too great (drag versus weight versus passengers loading time). The "narrow" fuselage would ce...Jump to post
You stockpile because just in time does not work anymore. You fight delays, not cost. You add cost over and above the 4 % due to storage. The added cost does have little to do with the EU. Do you really believe that in the UK customs brokers work for free? What do you think it cost clearing parts f...Jump to post
Agreed. People seem not to realise that every sale of an A220-500 at the expense of an A320 would be another free production slot/sale to a customer who does need the range and/or capaciteit of an A320/A321 (or whatever is on offer by that time). Exactly And that's not counting when most of the tim...Jump to post
Just going back to the original topic (and keeping it non-political as per OP's wishes); what would be the logistic / economic issues in stockpiling RR parts ahead of the Brexit? At some point, wouldn't that be better to just swallow the (possible) additional administrative burden (4%?) by the new b...Jump to post
I'll say the same thing here that I said in the Airbus thread. The 737 Max7 isn't worth worrying about. The MAX 7 was already as a dead as the A319neo Agree with all of the above. As we all know, much too high CASM. And later, the CS300 was much more of a "contributing" factor than could ...Jump to post
"...Brussels has continually accrued greater and greater powers - far beyond the original remit..."
Funny, just replace the word Brussels with Ottawa, and that would be the axact same complaint many Québécois have around here...
Thanks Golfradio for this great recap.
I had forgotten that Boeing was also offered a sweet deal, but they walked away, convinced there were going to win the case at the ITC.
To the OP's question: So Canada and the Province of Quebec can point to a Canadian champion, not just subsidiaries of Airbus. I would suspect Canada & Quebec are most interrested in maintaining / expending the Montreal aerospace cluster. That R&D and manufacturing capacity are an integral p...Jump to post
raylee67 wrote:Indeed. Now combine that with the long delays in obtaining the spare parts...What are they going to do with the SSJ then? That would become an odd ball in the fleet.
...the new streetcar order for Toronto has done a great job of blowing any additional orders in Canada off the table. Stupid decision to move carbody construction to Mexico has cost them time, money and now they have to bring most of the delivered fleet back due to welding defects... well done BBD....Jump to post
Economic theory tells us the A220 will basically kill off the A319neo, place downward pressure on the A320neo's price, and poach from A320neo sales . The first big domino - the B6 order - falls in line with that theory. The larger question going forward is if the A220 + A320 combination is more pro...Jump to post
Surprised here, as I was expecting ETOPS 120. Definitely a great achievement by both Pratt and Bombardier! Not sure if it's the whole aircraft as the flightglobal title implies, or just the engines. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-a220-gains-etops-certification-450307/ (That's...Jump to post
I don't see how a new entrant will ever be able to crack into this duopoly. With plenty of state launch aid, no problem. Look out for China here. They have the will and the means. Does you really believe BBD got more subsidies than let's say Boeing? $Bs just with WA state, in tax breaks + cross sub...Jump to post
5 abreast was optimal for 100 to 150 seatings (drag versus structure/weight versus capacity I guess). At 6 abreast, that would have put BBD right into duopoly territory. BBD did not want that as there WAS NO WAYS they could compete with the economies of scale, lower supplier costs, better/larger aft...Jump to post
60 firm/60 options
I think most people would agree that the Q in Q400 stands for catastrophe as evident buy all the wheels falling off planes not taking off or running off the runway or worse the Continental Coonection that just opted to crash and kill people on the ground as well two flight attendant friends of mine...Jump to post
A few people have commented that 70/76 seaters will replace the 50 seaters, but unless the scope clauses at the US3 change during the next round of negotiation in 2019/2020, then it is unlikely that the 50 seaters will be replaced at all. The US3 are maxed out on 70/76 seaters right now. Exactly. D...Jump to post
For what it's worth, if memory serves me right, they came with the TWA merger and when they left AA some went to the desert and some to a Canadian LCC that went bust ... 3 of the "canadian" ones ended up at my previous operator V3 - Carpatair of Romania (and are still flying as far as I k...Jump to post
I've been riding the DHC-8-100 for years from Val d'Or. Whatever the snow fall, it was rarely diverted.Jump to post
That $1B bond was to replace another $1B bond that was maturing about a year later. So they replaced it early. So again (since the complaint), no "new" cash infusions, and furthermore, considerable spendings for the development/certification of the much improved Global 6500s / 7500s. And t...Jump to post
Let's all take a moment to thank Boeing for this further cementing of a civil aviation duopoly. Had they not launched their ill-considered (and ultimately judged worthless trade complaint) we would still have two thriving independent firms building small jets. Oh horse crap. BBD was on a bullet tra...Jump to post
And the remaining 49.99% will definitely not sell just for a dollar in a few years... I thought it was 34%. https://centreforaviation.com/news/bombardier-airbus-and-iq-close-csalp-partnership-deal-816013 That is correct. Airbus will be required to eventually purchase all the remaining shares ( yes,...Jump to post
NameOmitted wrote:LockheedBBD wrote:
Embraer definitely got the better deal out of the two. Embraer will get $4.6 Billion, Bombardier received $1.
OTOH, Bombardier gets to continue to exist, which is not what was at stake for Embraer.
Airbus USA can sell within the USA what ever it builds in the USA for whatever price it desires -- just as Boeing can. I see. So Boeing will be able sell Brazilian built E2s in the USA for whatever price it desires. If Airbus USA Inc becomes owner of the Mirabel FAL, will it be able to sell Canadia...Jump to post
FWIW, Republic's order has been removed from the production schedule quite a while ago - so there are no "production slots" to be transferred. Only the price it negociated early in the program (whatever the discount was then) can be transferred - as Republic renewed it's CSeries commitment...Jump to post
First delivery is late this year! Incredibly fast. Before this order, there were 48 CRJs in the backlog. At some point, BBD intended to move the whole CRJ FAL back to Dorval - in order to give all the space to the CSeries (needed big time!). It was therefore planned to accelerate/ajust CRJ producti...Jump to post
Opting for the CRJ900/E175 is likely a mix of wanting a larger premium cabin and the flexibility to convert them to 76 seats if scope is ever relaxed. Exactly. Furthermore that flexibility probably increases the resale value up to a point of lowering total ownership costs - in the case of a lease a...Jump to post
Would you anticipate the other Euro carriers filing a complaint about the level.of government support/ownership that airBaltic has at some point? In the last few years, I'm not sure if AirBaltic received any such aid that would be subject to complaints. AirBaltic seems to be a really lean and effic...Jump to post
xdlx wrote:IFLC most likely picked the airframe.
Wow, David Neeleman, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The same guy that ordered a bunch of Embraer 190/195s (at JetBlue and at Azul). To say the least, he must have an in-depth knowledge of the E195E2 performance.
And he ended up picking the CS300 as the best aircraft for the job...
Some background of this beauty: "This particular aircraft is a two-seater, originally built by Lockheed for the Royal Canadian Air Force (while the one-seaters were licenced built by Canadair) where she served as RCAF 104637 upon her delivery in May, 1962. She flew test flights out of Cold Lake...Jump to post
I honestly don't get the hate on the E175 or CR9. I've flown IAH-YUL and YYC-IAH both on the CR9 and found it to be quite comfortable aside from the misaligned window. Ditto for IAH-DTW on a CR7. On the IAH-YUL, the last mainline service was like 15/20 years ago, on Continental's 737-500. (Montreal...Jump to post
It says here it was officialised last night. ... BBD stock also gained 1.65% yesterday.
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/11 ... bombardier
FWIW, not too long after, when they ran this exact same faults scenario on simulators; all pilots crashed. (Most failed to properly assess the fuel leak, and none got to glide the plane to safety)Jump to post
TS-IOR wrote:Also yesterday CMN switched operations from Rouge b767 to mainline Air Canada A330 six times a week.
Quite well explained longhauler. My only beef would be that the "rapport de force" is somewhat unfair in a capital intensive business like the airlines. Any pilot strikes have catastrophic consequences to the airline. Better settle (even with outrageous demands) than face a strike. That ex...Jump to post
The family owning BBD seem to have come out of it all pretty well indeed! Not really, not any better than any other BBd shareholders. However, we may thank them to have created this whole conglomerate, and keeping it here with 1000s of highly paid Canadian jobs. The Canadian taxpayers, however, loo...Jump to post
Let see what will the US do to Bombardier if Bombardier do the same and how will Bombardier cope with it. => That thread title is really misleading! We definitely can't pretend that BBD is attempting to circumvent the sanctions. This is all speculations from an outside commentator - an UQAM teacher...Jump to post
As pointed out above there are currently no sanctions in place just serious movements towards them. Now might be the time to sell a few airframes and deliver them fast . Instead of granting the sale to the SSJ, why not. Could any new CRJ900s on the production line be diverted for that purpose? If n...Jump to post
report mentions requirement for 90% foreign content, circumventing sanctions through third party leasing and absence of US competitor in the class. As you say, it's very speculative, and none of those thoughts come from BBD sources. FWIW, they article refers only to speculations made by a Universit...Jump to post
I agree that they ("BBD Transport", that's the rail division) should bail out of certain segments (Ontario ground transit for one) Furthermore, the new "Buy America" provisions will render production for the US market unachievable. There are no ways BBD can profitably increase i...Jump to post
To Jetsouth: Well, you can't generalize globally. FWIW, BBD Transport (BT) is relatively successful outside North America. (But I agree, they are pretty late in NA) As the "Buy America" provisions are getting tougher (coupled with the constant bad publicity around here, warranted or not), ...Jump to post