Will 6 abreast Bombardier C Series us...

Will 6 abreast Bombardier C Series using Weber offset seats Impact Boeing MAX?

Created by Not Going Boeing on Sep 16, 2013

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YES - MAX Dead in the water

NO - MAX Will be good for long thin routes

Either Way Boeing is in a whole lot of hurt!

C Series First Flight

United States

#1 Sep 16, 2013
C Series made it's first flight today. Also today is a good day for the introduction of Weber off-set seats!

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesj...
C Series First Flight

United States

#2 Sep 16, 2013
Whoops that is Thompson off-set seats!
160 Seats

United States

#3 Sep 18, 2013
That is one amazing regional jet!

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#4 Sep 19, 2013
160 seats? Don't think it a regional.
Bettcha

United States

#5 Sep 19, 2013
glasspilot wrote:
160 seats? Don't think it a regional.
Bettcha the higher ups at AA UA DL US will do their very best to label it a regional. HOPE everyone at these places have decent SCOPE language in their contracts.

Funny thing is 74 seat Electras, Constellations, DC 7's Comets, DC9's and BAC 111's were NEVER considered regional equipment and were always flown by mainline pilots at the majors. NOW look at the Ejets, RJ's, and Bombardier Dash 8's etc. HOW many of those are flown my mainline pilots!

Many of these new Ejets and RJ's etc are doing the same thing 727's used to do at the mainlines. Hmmm makes ya' think!

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#6 Sep 20, 2013
I agree, Bettcha. The top execs at the majors would love to turn the entire industry into "Regionals"!

I am glad Bombardier is entering the larger airframe market. Competition and all. Ever since Boeing gobbled up MD we've only had 2 major airframe makers in the world.
Merger Mania

United States

#7 Sep 24, 2013
glasspilot wrote:
I agree, Bettcha. The top execs at the majors would love to turn the entire industry into "Regionals"!
I am glad Bombardier is entering the larger airframe market. Competition and all. Ever since Boeing gobbled up MD we've only had 2 major airframe makers in the world.
Glad there is finally some competiton in the aircraft manufacturing world again. Duopolies can only seem to succeed in making tighter less comfortable more cramped aircraft. While the C Series can hold 6 abreast in a pinch, the real goal is to fly 5 abreast comfortably as well as efficiently to gain market share away from the big guys.

If that approach does not succeed there is always plan B to cram as many seats in as possible to provide operating costs substantially less than Airbus or Boeing.
Comfort Factor

United States

#8 Sep 26, 2013
If C Series can narrow or even reduce the CASM with a more comfortable 5 abreast cabin permitting W I D E R - S E A T S than Boeing 737 CrampedJets, than Bombardier will have a world beater!

Passengers are tired of being squeezed and in more ways than one!
its a new era

United States

#10 Nov 13, 2013
The pax squeeze is on unless they pay for extra space such as 5 abreast normal or 6 abreast squeeze.

You asked for airline deregulation and you got it, so quit bellyaching.

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