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Topic: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: NorthwestEWR
Posted 2008-08-27 18:52:37 and read 2377 times.

Hey everyone,

With Gulfstream (Continental Connection) retiring their last EMB-120 at what I believe was the beginning of August, does anyone know what the last flight was?

Thanks!

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: TDubJFK
Posted 2008-08-27 19:57:19 and read 2323 times.

I dunno but i do remember that the family on "Little People, Big World" flew on them into Marsh Harbour... probably one of the 3M EMB120's few claims to fame .. captured on the TLC channel!

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2008-08-27 20:03:38 and read 2306 times.



Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 1):
I dunno but i do remember that the family on "Little People, Big World" flew on them into Marsh Harbour... probably one of the 3M EMB120's few claims to fame .. captured on the TLC channel!

The Rolloffs certainly did. Anyone know why axed them?

Hunter

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: TDubJFK
Posted 2008-08-27 20:20:33 and read 2289 times.



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 2):
Anyone know why axed them

You mean the EMB120s or the Roloffs?  boggled 

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: Imapilotaz
Posted 2008-08-27 20:52:11 and read 2246 times.



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 2):
The Rolloffs certainly did. Anyone know why axed them?

From what I understand (and my very good friend and mentor is the VP of Corp Development), it is due to the cost and complexity of having multiple fleets, especially with how fuel is at. The vast majority of the local markets that they fly are very "thin" and are profitable on 1900s by like 1 pax. There really isnt a whole lot of extra demand to warrant the larger aircraft with higher expenses.

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: DeltaGuy
Posted 2008-08-28 04:46:03 and read 2108 times.

So where are the Brasilias going, then?

DeltaGuy

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: USXguy
Posted 2008-08-28 06:18:14 and read 2045 times.

right now they're sitting outside the hangar in FLL.

I've heard from a broker that they have sold 7 of them, which leaves them one.

The Brasilias have been a lil bit of a nightmare for Gulfstream, you can visit abacoforum.com and read on some of the massive delays caused by our Brasilian over-engineered Nightmare. I think Gulfstream realized it may be more cost effective to fly 19 pax on time rather than try to fly 22 - 30 4 hours late.

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: MasseyBrown
Posted 2008-08-28 06:45:55 and read 2019 times.



Quoting USXguy (Reply 6):
I think Gulfstream realized it may be more cost effective to fly 19 pax on time rather than try to fly 22 - 30 4 hours late.

Their CEO also said in an investors teleconference that the 120's were a maintenance burden with parts increasingly hard to find, which no doubt relates directly to their lack of dispatch reliability.

Topic: RE: Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?
Username: Wedgetail737
Posted 2008-08-28 17:07:17 and read 1857 times.

That's a shame. I've flown in a few EMB-120's and I thought they were a pretty good airplane.


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