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  1. Glen Towler
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    Maybe Boeing will just kill off the Max 7. With so low orders it seem to be the common sense thing to do.

  2. henry LAX
    henry LAX at |

    yea not overly surprisingly. the writing has already been on the wall for quite some time for both 7-max as well as 319neo (still hanging by the thread). And for that exact reason, both Airbus and Boeing are so afraid of the E2 and C-Series for their potential, and have decided to essentially gobble them up before either becomes too much of an actual threat. Bombardier had to sell to Airbus just for survival but I don’t see why Embraer necessarily should give themselves away.

    and speaking of E-jets, it really highlights how ridiculous the US airline system is in which pilots control what planes the airline could order (via arduous scope clauses) instead of letting the plane that best fits the route and mission profile win (case in point – the E195 proliferates globally except in the US). Same thing with the seating configs on the E75’s – none of them is putting 9F there out of the kindness of their hearts, but merely a stupid scope clause restriction that makes that plane mainline if you switch the 3rd row of 3 F into 4 Y seats.