Bombardier President-Regional Aircraft Steve Ridolfi said yesterday at the Regional Airline Assn. annual meeting in Cincinnati that "the 50-seat market has matured" and the focus is switching to RJs in the 70/90-seat range. "The larger RJs are a new weapon in the arsenal," he said. "The relaxation of scope clauses is accelerating this trend." Even so, 50-seat aircraft will not be replaced fully by larger RJs: "They're not dead yet. There's a decent 50-seat market out there." While the ...

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