Tagged With "Bombardier"

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Re: Delta buys a fleet of Bombardier CS100s

Travel Rob ·
We've been following Bombardier closely and this is good news for them. And the upgrade is good for Delta too.
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Re: Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

DrFumblefinger ·
A followup to this story, and some good news for Bombardier. It just received an order for 13 of the CS300 from a Latvian airline, to be delivered in the latter half of 2016. Testing on the CS100 is nearly complete and seems to be going well. Once this testing is complete, the "risky" part of development is done. That, of course, does not mean that a plane becomes a commercial success. More on this story at this link .
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Re: Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

GarryRF ·
Bombardier has orders for 243 of its 603 C Series aircraft, which are facing significant delays after a 2013 maiden flight and cost overruns, with about Can$2 billion more than the Can$3.4 billion initially planned. The French-speaking province of Quebec announced a US$1 billion investment in Bombardier to help the fledgling jetliner program get off the ground after the Canadian company posted a US$4.9 billion third quarter loss. A commercial success will take years of Government funding.
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Re: Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

Travel Rob ·
I think the airlines themselves will want increased competition in plane manufacturing and will be willing to order if Bombardier can get the backing and is looking to get into commercial for the long term, China's making a go of plane manufacturing too and they have the backing.
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Re: Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

Travel Rob ·
I'm rooting for them. Even Airbus admits it's a good plane.
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Re: Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

PHeymont ·
Yes, but on the other hand, Airbus last month declined to make the same sort of investment in it that Quebec just made...and it's not about good plane or not. It's about whether there is really a market for a plane that competes directly with the two most successful sellers in the market, and which are being made by companies that can afford to meet price competition, because their R&D and initial tooling expenses are long since paid off. And for an airline, it's another issue, too. An...
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Re: Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

DrFumblefinger ·
From a free market and consumer choice perspective, I like the idea of another quality plane out there. I don't like two companies in the world having a monopoly on flight, good as their products might be. Time will tell. But continuous delays will definitely kill the Cseries.
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Re: Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

GarryRF ·
Another nail in the coffin for Bombardier ? 14 September 2015 Press Release In a much-anticipated ceremony today in Mobile, Alabama, Airbus inaugurated operations at its first ever U.S. Manufacturing Facility. The plant – which assembles the industry-leading family of A319s, A320s and A321s – is officially open for business, with a skilled team of more than 250 Airbus manufacturing employees now at work on the first U.S.-made Airbus aircraft.
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Re: Canadian Start-Up ZiNG Airlines Plans on Using Bombardier Jets to Compete

DrFumblefinger ·
I wish them success. Canada could use another airline, especially true if ZiNG plans on running as a discounter. I agree with their sentiment that WestJet has lost its way. I've no problem with what planes are used by either company, but their focus on customer service has dropped greatly in the past decade.
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Re: Canadian Start-Up ZiNG Airlines Plans on Using Bombardier Jets to Compete

Travel Rob ·
It's very hard to start an airline today and ZiNG has got a tough road ahead to launch their airline. But they do raise some interesting arguments for using the Bombardier CS100 and not using hub cities. Watch their You Tube Video:
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Re: Why your airline chose your plane

Jonathan L ·
I rode a 747 to and from China a few months ago. It was the first time in years that I had been on one, and it reminded me that not all coach flights have to be like a sardine can. The wide body had room to walk and stretch on the 13 hour flight, and toilets were actually comfortable. I wish they were still using them on cross country flights.
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Re: Why your airline chose your plane

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the bit of history, Pheymont. Nicely written and I, for one, found it very interesting. Looking forward to part II.
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Re: Bombardier CSeries100 gets certified airworthy

DrFumblefinger ·
This is very good news for Bombardier! Now we have to see if sales and production keep pace.
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Re: Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

DrFumblefinger ·
The Westjet expansion is most welcome to Canadians. The planes will be opening Gatwick, which I don't think Air Canada flies to. Porter flies just small aircraft, but is very popular in the Toronto area.
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Re: Alaska goes big on new regional jets

Travel Rob ·
I know turboprops are safe but I always feel uneasy when I fly in one.
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Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

PHeymont ·
Two of Canada's airlines are spreading out to new destinations. WestJet, a large budget carrier, has added Boeing 767s that allow it to make a big splash in the trans-Atlantic trade, and Porter, a much smaller carrier, will add flights from Toronto to...
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Canadian Start-Up ZiNG Airlines Plans on Using Bombardier Jets to Compete

Travel Rob ·
  ZiNG Airlines, a start-up airline out of Moncton, Canada, plans on using the locally manufactured Bombardier CS100 jets to compete with Air Canada and WestJet.   ZiNG Founders, Wayne Fernandes and Ben de Mendonca, are planning to...
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Bombardier: New Air Canada CS300 order, but 7000 job cuts

Travel Rob ·
Bombardier announces a big new CS300 order from Air Canada, but also lists cuts of 7000 jobs elsewhere.
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Mitsubishi takes a 1-year delay for its new regional jet

PHeymont ·
Mitsubishi's plans to get Japan's first postwar jetliner out to the flight line in 2017 have been put on hold to reevaluate and redesign some of its structural parts. The new delivery date is set for 2018. Japan has largely been out of the aircraft manufacturing business since the end of World War II, although some turbo-prop models have been marketed. Mitsubishi's experience as an aircraft manufacturer is long: it made many of Japan's World War II planes. The new MRJ, with 78 and 92...
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Delta looking at buying Bombardier CS100

DrFumblefinger ·
A huge sale would greatly help Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier. Might Delta provide its big break?
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Why your airline chose your plane

PHeymont ·
  As you settle down into your seat, comfortably at the front of the plane (above) or squeezed into the last inches at the back (below), you must have sometimes wondered how the airline chose the plane you’re sitting in or why the schedule...
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Bombardier's new plane takes off into murky skies

PHeymont ·
Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, which along with Brazil's Embraer, has dominated the market for 100-seat and under regional jets for years, has completed the first successful test flight of its CS300, a plane that can be configured for...
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Bombardier gets huge Cash infusion from the Quebec Government

DrFumblefinger ·
  Canadian aerospace company, Bombardier, has developed a new larger series of single aisle aircraft  (its Cseries) designed to compete with the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, but the aircraft is 2 years behind schedule and its parent company...
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French firm named to upgrade London's Underground

PHeymont ·
Four of the oldest lines of London's Underground—over 150 years old—are due for major engineering work that will allow them to run more trains faster as London's growing population tries to jam into the cars. The work involves new...
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Alaska goes big on new regional jets

PHeymont ·
Alaska Airlines' Horizon subsidiary is adding Embraer regional jets to its turboprop fleet to serve longer routes without the cost of mainline jets.
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Delta buys a fleet of Bombardier CS100s

PHeymont ·
Delta has committed itself to 75, and possibly 50 more, Bombardier CS100s, the model's biggest order and a lifeline for the financially struggling company.
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JetBlue, Delta in Airbus news

PHeymont ·
Delta adds more A321s in move to speed up MD88 retirement; JetBlue takes possession of the first U.S.-built Airbus plane in Mobile, Alabama.
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Bombardier CSeries100 gets certified airworthy

Travel Rob ·
Bombardier CSeries gets certified Airworthy.
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