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Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby ocelot » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:12 am

(how can this thread not already exist given how many problems there have been?)

Apparently Delta bought a whole stack, so maybe Bombardier won't go broke for another few months...

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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby J » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:27 pm

News reports say Btitish and Air Canada also considering the plane.

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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby ocelot » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:16 am

So the first deliveries have been taken and the first revenue flights made...

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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby J » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:32 pm

First Delta A220 (Former Bombardier C Series) Rolls out of Paint Booth (with photos)

Plane now moves into final assembly at Mirabel with test flights coming later this fall. The first of Delta's 75 ordered jets will will enter service early in 2019.

https://www.ajc.com/business/first-airb ... V3CRgbHlL/

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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby flyboy2548m » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Best news there is they're going to DL Mainline and not to regionals.
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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby ocelot » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:22 am

It annoys me that Airbus has rushed to erase Bombardier's name from the project, especially since it only happened because of stupid government tricks.

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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby J » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 pm

Jet Blue and Moxie order Bombardier C Series Jets

The latest airline venture by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, provisionally named Moxy, has signed a fixed order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, Airbus has announced. At the same time, JetBlue has placed firm orders for 60 A220-300 aircraft

This choice of aircraft will give the airlines flexibility to cover under-served regional markets and launch new low-cost short-haul shuttle services. Both orders were completed at the end of December, according to the aircraft manufacturer.

Airbus will produce these 120 A220-300 planes at a new U.S. assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. That new construction, which will break ground later this month, is adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility.

The plans for 'Moxy'— as the start-up is called, for now—were revealed at the Farnborough Air Show last July. Neelam has defined the brand's positioning as high tech and the A220, as a high-tech aircraft, fits the bill.

With this aircraft, Moxy could introduce profitable city pairs in underserved regional, and short to mid-haul markets, in the U.S. and beyond. The A220-300 would also be suitable to introduce new frequent shuttle services between cities with high business passenger demand, where schedule flexibility might be attractive to passengers.

The airline selected the Airbus A220-300 model (formerly the Bombardier C-Series 300) because of its operational efficiencies and overall passenger comfort. This aircraft offers passengers a flying experience similar to flying on an A350XWB or a Boeing Dreamliner while traveling on a small plane for shorter distances.

The A220 is designed expressly for the 100-150 seat market offering airlines optimum fuel efficiency and giving passengers an experience comparable to flying on modern widebody aircraft.

The A220 operates with Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines, which claim 20% lower fuel burn than previous generation aircraft. It has a range of up to 3,200 nm (5020 km), which allows Moxy to introduce a broad mix of city pairs in both regular and seasonal service.

“The A220-300 is the right airplane for a new airline that will be focused on passenger service and satisfaction,” said Neeleman. “With a low cost of operation and spacious cabin, the A220 will allow us to provide passengers with lower fares and a high quality, comfortable flying experience. The A220’s ability to operate profitably in thin, underserved markets across a broad spectrum of ranges is unique”.

Neeleman favors Airbus aircraft as reflected by the fleet mix at his other projects JetBlue, Azul Brazilian Airlines and TAP Air Portugal. But the choice of the new A220 reflects a strategy to right-size planes for routes where seat load factors would be lower than A320-family aircraft.

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, said of the order: “We believe the A220 really is the future of this segment of the market, and the flying public will know from the minute they set foot onboard that they’re experiencing the best our industry has to offer.”

Delta Air Lines was the first U.S. carrier to commit to the A220 aircraft, back when the jet was still the Bombardier C-Series. JetBlue announced its plans to acquire A220 planes shortly after last year's Farnborough Air “As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding performance of our existing fleet of Airbus A321 and restyled A320 aircraft, will help ensure we deliver the best onboard experience to customers and meet our long-term financial targets as we continue disciplined growth into the future,” said Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue, said on firming-up the order.

These new orders bring the A220 order book to more than 500 aircraft to date. Airbus estimates that the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market will require at least 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisagarc ... 2f9a0f56ed

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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby J » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:50 pm

The following article is somewhat light on facts suggesting the A220 could have as much impact as the 787 because it is wider and quieter. Wider and quieter than what? A Metroliner? The RJs? What about the Embraer (Dornier) E jets?

Airbus A220 Is The New 'It' Plane, And It Could Be As Game-Changing As The 787

The A220, designed for the 100-to 150 passenger market, provides both passenger comfort – wider seats, bigger windows, a quieter flight – as well as added fuel efficiency due to improved aerodynamics, lighter materials and new engines. In general, what the A220 does for small narrowbodies, the 787, with 242 to 335 seats, did for widebodies.
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We made the seats much wider,” said Rob Dewar, head of engineering and customer support for the A220. Pitch (the space between seats) “is determined by the airline, (but) equally important is width.” Phillippe Balducchi, CEO of the A220 partnership between Airbus and Bombardier, said flight crews at A 220 operator Swiss “really want to fly it” because it is quieter and has more bin space, easing passenger problems.

Both executives spoke to about 40 reporters on an Airbus media tour of the existing A220 assembly line in Montreal and a planned assembly line in Mobile. Groundbreaking for the Mobile line took place on Wednesday.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/20 ... 1337b63a1a

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Re: Bombardier C-Series: the latest problems

Postby J » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:35 pm

We flew on the new Delta Airbus jet, which Boeing tried to keep out of the US, to see if it lives up to the hype. Here's the verdict.

So you wade through maybe 50 photographs and learn that it has 3 X 2 seating in the main cabin (except for a missing seat by a window exit - sort of like the missing seat in some 757's and A321's) and side stick steering.
Oh, and the Pratt and Whitney geared turbofans are quiet.

https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-a ... cockpit-44


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