In response to a recent Up Front commentary (AW&ST Sept. 24, p. 14), I feel Bombardier is approaching abusive behavior if they take the CS300 and increase its passenger-carrying capability. By adding 11 slimmer seats—at a 28-in. pitch—along with eliminating one lavatory, the manufacturer has created yet another passenger aircraft that is a blow to humanity. Bombardier is far too opaque to truly know if they always intended to make an Airbus A320/Boeing 737 knockoff, or really build ...


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