Sounds like the first production line is running fine, but the second production line isn't coming up to speed fast enough. Though is it just a parts problem?
Given BBD is 2 years late already when the option should kick in, its in no position to stop TTC delaying the option now or having them going elsewhere for them. You add all the delays and other problems, BBD is up the shit creek without a paddle.Also, TTC looking for "flexibility" from Bombardier on when to exercise the 60 car option (which was due to fall in November). Presumably this will be the price of tolerating whatever this latest delay is.
At least parts of 444x or even 445x has made it in TOSpeaking of parts: https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/885258325448851457
Was that one cab or a number of them?? Very expensive for one.Speaking of parts: https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/885258325448851457
Does it off set the cost to flying the plane there in the first place and does it have the fuel to do so??Isn't the closest airport to Thunder Bay Winnipeg? Not Toronto? I can understand if this Antonov is shipping Flexity Freedom cabs to Kingston why it would land in Toronto. But if it has Outlook cabs landing in Winnipeg would halve the shipping time from the airport to BBD plant in Thunder Bay.
It's not necessarily about whether the parts missed the boat or not. having to wait over a week for shipments by boat vs 3-4 days or so via plane can sometimes be the difference between missing a deadline or not.How much of a screw up is it if you miss the boat and have to hire a massive plane to get your parts delivered on time...love to be in that meeting...