Old Jan 14, 19, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Jagboi View Post
Is there anyone else who could make a commercial aircraft with transatlantic range suitable for AC's operations???
I think you're missing the subtle but public point being made, which is AC telling the OEMs (Boeing more than Airbus, IMHO) to get off its corporate butt and make a public ATO for the NMA. The industry was expecting the NMA (what some call the 797) ATO to happen in Q4-2018 and still nothing. Future fleet planning is quite a bit easier when operators know what OEMs have in the pipe and availability. More has been whispered about the A321XLR than the NMA.
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