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Air France/KLM wants to see the A220-500 variant as alternative to 737 Max: FlightAware

Discussion in 'Airline Talk & Discussion' started by Lord Leighton, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I always liked Bombardier products (including their train cars, rode the Penn Central Metroliner (pre Amtrak) when it was introduced with my father to DC when I was a kid had to ask my father how do you pronounce Bombardier). My father was as crazy as I was about traveling on new planes and in this case a then revolutionary train. This is going to be a good aircraft and now with Airbus taking the reigns the Boeing is going to have to reexamine the 737MAX program and see if they should just cut their already tremendous losses on this program. If the Boeing 737Max doesn't return to air anytime soon the program will become unviable. I'd like to fly on an A220 I know both Air Canada and Delta have flights out of LGA, have to go back to being in my teenage years and take one of my roundtrip flights to nowhere just because I want to fly on that particular model plane. What I did notice is also doesn't have landing gear doors like the B737 from that picture.

    The A350 which I haven't flown yet, guess too much capacity and the A330neo is just right. Flown the current A330 many times, nice plane even though I'm a Boeing guy.

    Sadly with only the Boeing 787 and 777X still going into production I truly believe the 737Max program will end without ever producing 5,000 units and Boeing will now have a forever tarnished reputation and finally be affected seriously financially, they may have the cash on hand now but that's going fast. I don't see them working on a 797 at this point. Then maybe another consolidation in the Aircraft industry, I know they would never consider a merger with Airbus but maybe Lockheed/Martin would like to produce a new airliner after 40 years being out of the market. The L1011 was a great plane, I still love it just came to market a little too late because of the Rolls Royce debacle and priced a little higher than the DC-10 but I believe a far superior aircraft. Sad days ahead at Boeing.
     
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