Jon Ostrower broke the news that Porter up in Canada had decided to order the Bombardier CS100 jet. Much to my surprise, the plan is to fly the airplane out of Toronto’s City Centre airport with it’s extremely short 4,000 foot runway. What do you think – will we ever … Read the post
I realize the title of this post probably has a lot of you scratching your heads. The 50 seat regional jet is dead, right? Delta and United are shedding them as quickly as possible in favor of larger 66-76 seat jets, and nobody seems to want the little ones. That, … Read the post
SkyWest will be buying 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets. These airplanes seat 70 to 90 people and compete head-on with the CRJ-700/900 and Embraer 170/175/190/195 families. Seems to me that Bombardier really loses out here, because SkyWest flies only CRJs in that size today. I bet Mitsubishi handed out a … Read the post
When you think of air shows, you probably think of a warm summer day, some cool flying demonstrations to show off military might, and a few static displays of airplanes to walk through. That’s the core of any air show, but for the premier airshows in the world, that’s more … Read the post
Let’s say you want to buy a single aisle airplane between 100 and 150 seats. Where do you go? If you’re that rich, you probably have someone take care of it for you, so where does that person go?
Right now, your choices are Boeing or Airbus. That’s it. And … Read the post
Republic, overlord of Frontier, Midwest, and a bunch of regional flying, made headlines last week by placing an order for 40 CS300 airplanes. These are the “C-Series” airplanes that Bombardier has been putting together to compete with the Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies. If it actually works as advertised, then … Read the post
If you think back 15 years ago, the 50 seat regional jet was the hot commodity. People seemed to be willing to pay for jet comfort over a turboprop, and airlines raced to add as many as they could. It’s pretty much been all downhill from there. United is the … Read the post
Bombardier Kicks Off Farnborough by Launching the C-Series
Bombardier has talked about it for years, and now it’s official. The 110 to 130 seat C-Series has launched, and it’s promising massive fuel savings.
ExpressJet Ending Branded Service with Full Planes
ExpressJet may have announced the end of branded service, but … Read the post