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737, 777 based at FLL/MIA :P

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If i could start an airline then it would have been based in norway, to be exact at OSL gardermoen airport :)

And the fleet would have been B747-400 For Long-haul operations with alot of demand

My other aircraft for long haul would have been the Airbus A330 with both the -300 and -200 Series.

For the Short-Medium haul flights i would have used A320`s

And for Shorter flights i would have used the Q400 :P

This is how i would have my airline ^_^

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A380 doesn't have a Boeing equivalent, 747 doesn't have an Airbus equivalent. :P


Then why did you compare the A350 to the 787? The two are miles apart :/

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Boeing is a much better company and airplane manufacturer than Airbus or any other manufacturer ever will be, just FYI. I would have all 737's and ERJ 145's. My home base would be Houston or San Francisco.

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Air Manila in Manila(duh)
Airbus A320 Family
Boeing 777 Family
CRJ Family

but if it includes future planes
Boeing 737MAX Family
Boeing 777X Family
CRJ Family

Boeing is awesome!
Airbus is good too though

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I wouldn't bet on that, I think the disappointing orders speak for themselves.


158 orders are placed and 159 options according to http://en.wikipedia....bardier_CSeries. As for me, pretty decent start given that competition on narrow bodies market is more tougher than on wide bodies market.
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158 orders are placed and 159 options according to http://en.wikipedia....bardier_CSeries. As for me, pretty decent start given that competition on narrow bodies market is more tougher than on wide bodies market.


Nowadays with exponential fuel bills (IAG fuel bill up 30% in 2011, Lufthansa up 26% in 2011 and Cathay Pacific up 44% - to name a few), competition from Airbus and Boeing doesn't stand for much. I wouldn't be surprised if the only thing airlines look at nowadays is cost per passenger mile. They simply can't afford to look at anything else when ordering new planes with fuel prices rising so much.

Don't get me wrong, 158 firm orders is good - but compared to Airbus's 1000+ firm A320 neo orders that came in the past year alone, you have to ask yourself just how fuel efficient the C-series will be.

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The Ridller, indeed you have a point without any doubts regarding fuel prices and how it influence on airlines decision to buy new aircrafts.

However, I don't think it's right to compare CSeries exactly with A320neo. CSeries should be compared with other members of A320neo family.
Both CSeries and A320neo family mostlyare "playing" on the different "volume of pax carried" markets. The only point were they cross is CS100(125 seats in 1 class)/A318(132 seats in 1 class) and CS300(145 seats in 1 class)/A319neo(156 seats in 1 class) - "small narrow body" market. The A320neo "middle narrow body" market and A321neo "large narrow body" market are out of competition as seating capacity (in 1 class) is 180 and 220 respectively.

Moreover, both CSeries and A320neo family are using PW1000G engine (while for A320neo family alsocan be equipped with CFM International LEAP-X).

Orders for the A320neo family (taking into account that A318 is not expected to be offered as neo) are the following:
  • A319neo - 26
  • A320neo - 1278
  • A321neo - 80
Orders for the CSeries are the following:
  • CS100 - 69
  • CS300 - 89
Definitely, the A320neo is a winner as the "middle narrow body" is the best choice for the airlines as it's very adjustable for route demands.
While in the market of "small narrow bodies" CSeries are winning over A319neo.
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DC-3s. DC3s everywhere (because it is the perfect regional transport). The more the better! My home base would be Ouagadougou.

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If I would start some-sort of big airline, I would choose the A320neo, A330 and the B777. I would like to have a home base in Doha, Qatar.

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A340-600 and 777-300ER flying out of Heathrow the 38 inches of legroom in economy class.

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I wouldn't bet on that, I think the disappointing orders speak for themselves.


Sorry to dig such an old post :P However lets not forget that the A330 also had slow orders to start with ;) now i'm not saying the C-series will end up selling more than 1,000 copies, but i do think that orders will start to pick up when the 1st few aircraft are delivered and how they will perform. If KE is happy, i'm sure many other carriers with similar need for such an aircraft will get the C-Series.

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If KE is happy, i'm sure many other carriers with similar need for such an aircraft will get the C-Series.


Are you going to tell me that's a similar story with Lufthansa and the -8i? :P

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I'd base it in Manila. Try to overthrow crap Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, those rich people in teh Philippinez, donate to teh poor and contribute to the economy of the nation. I'd have a fleet of:

1. 787s
2. 748s
3. 737MAX

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Are you going to tell me that's a similar story with Lufthansa and the -8i? :P


nope, the -8i is off an old platform and the fact that that many airlines have young A380/777 fleets essentially kill it just like how the 764ER was off an old platform and the A333 was already in many airlines' fleet. The BBD CS is a completely new platform and slow orders could also have come from the fact that this is a new thing for BBD. Also, the CS is still essentially a paper plane and to get 100 orders for it is quite a feat for a completely new market BBD is entering. One very important thing for the CS so far however is that it is still on time and maybe airlines might just have learnt their lesson about ordering the 787 while it was still a paper plane.

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My airline would be based in Gla.It would have a fleet of a319 in a2 class and a330-200 for long haul flights in a 3 class layout with first in a 1-1-1 layout premium in 2-3-2 and economy in 3-3-3 all with Personal tv and a 3 course meal that the passenger make up before they go.The airline would be part of star alliance.The seats would have white layer seat in economy with 33'' seat pitch and premium would have a light crew seats and have 39'' seat pitch and first will have flat beds.


3-3-3 A330? XD I've heard of "hell on earth" - but would that be "hell in the skies"? :P

I'm sorry, but if you're going to give your economy passengers a 3 course meal and 33" of pitch - why ruin it all with 3-3-3? ....Good luck getting accepted into star alliance - I can't see what you'd be bringing to the table with a below average airline based at Glasgow... :whistling:

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Good luck getting accepted into star alliance - I can't see what you'd be bringing to the table with a below average airline based at Glasgow... :whistling:


Below average? Just like the rest of Star Alliance. :P

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Canadian based in Vancouver with hubs in Vancouver and Toronto. Bombardier CS Series and 737-8MAX for SH flights and A330-300, 777x for MH to LH flights.




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