Boeing/IAM attempts: Efforts are underway to bring Boeing and IAM 751 back to the table, reports The Everett Herald. The news is not unexpected; we wrote upon the IAM’s rejection of the Boeing contract offer in connection with the 777X site location that efforts were sure to come. The Herald reports who is trying to bring the parties back to the table, and has some details about the attempt.
But as yet, Boeing is not coming back, although 751 leaders are willing to return, The Herald reports. Notably in the article, Alex Pietsch, director of Washington State’s aerospace department, is “not optimistic,” but only “hopeful.”
Efforts by other states to win Boeing’s business are accelerating. Bloomberg neatly summarizes this part of the story.
Bombardier changes gears: Bombardier changed gears yesterday when it pushed Chet Fuller out as head of sales for CSeries and replaced him with the head of its business aircraft division. The Montreal Gazette has a series of reactions to the move.
Meanwhile, a conditional order for up to 30 CS100s may be in jeopardy. The Toronto City Council appears ready to reject a request for an early decision on whether to extend the runway at the downtown Billy Bishop Airport and alter restrictions to commercial jet traffic, reports the Toronto Globe and Mail. Porter Airlines, the dominate carrier at the airport, made the request and placed the order, conditional on Toronto and the federal government agreeing to changes at the airport and its regulatory controls.
Aviation Week reports on why CSeries has flown fewer flights than other test programs, as well as the timing to reevaluate the entry-into-service.