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LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2656 times:

Regional Airlines Holdings (Canada) has signed a LoI for 10+15 Dash 8-Q400 to be based at Toronto City Airport. No delivery dates mentioned.

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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2620 times:

Great News..hope they start the bridge soon...


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2609 times:

Good day for the Q400 - first the FlyBe order now this!

User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 2582 times:

Slawko -- ..hope they start the bridge soon...

No foolin' (they need that thing...)


Good 'wind-in-their-sails' news indeed for the Q400 program though. And the Bombardier Downsview workers, their families, and so on. I haven't heard a lot of public gripes about the plane lately so I gather most everyone operating it these days is generarlly satisfied, even if some of them like SAS particularly sure had to go through a lot before things started turning around.


User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 2574 times:

Continuing from Mark_D's post, what exactly were those pesky 'teething' problems that the Q400 was prone to in the early days? What did they do to fix them? I'm curious...


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User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 2571 times:

Would this be the Ex C3 executive regional airline?

User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Lymanm --what exactly were those pesky 'teething' problems that the Q400 was prone to in the early days? What did they do to fix them? I'm curious...

I think Preben (Norholm)'s given some of the most specific accounts of what's been wrong with SAS's Q400s. Check these threads out:
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http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/10221/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/12978/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/57807/4/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/275248/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/316323/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/699682/4/

and this, most recently:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1017879/4/




Somewhere or other --I think around here-- I heard tell of the NVS (anti-vibration system) giving problems as well, and pitot-static systems experiencing icing problems. I have no idea what the extent of the problems was, with any of that. And/or what kind of fixes have been implemented for it.


Cheers


User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

I wish we would see more of the Dash-8's here in the states. Unfortunatly the trend is to steer away from the turbos and head right for jets. The only time that is ever get to see the DH8's is when i am non-reving on US through PIT and even there they are almost hard to come-by. A few times they have shown up at DCA but till i think that the DH8 is a good plane and hope the Q400 does well in the markets it serves.


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Dash8king, you are correct. I'm not sure if Deluce himself was from C3, but someobody high up in the food chain at Regco is supposedly from C3. Seems to me that every recent startup except Jetsgo is run by ex-C3 people!

I too hope the problems that have been plaguing the Q have been rectified.



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User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

What routes are they going to be put on? Just Montreal and Ottawa or are they thinking about going transborder? By the way WMUPilot there are Q400's out of Seattle and Portland. I know this beacuse Calgary gets one or two daily from Seattle.


Canadian. RIP 1999
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

The Deluce family did infact start Canada 3 but got out before things got ugly...They are also the family behind Air Ontario...Mr Deluce knows what hes doing when it comes to the airline biz and I think he will do a great job, if those tree hugging, park loving, socialist, communist freeks dont get their way...the upcomming mayoral race could have some impact on regco's plans...


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Well let me rephrase then Westjet_8....I would like to see more Q400's in the midwest and eastcoast...too much domination of the always busted ERJ's and the CRJ's....need some props here.


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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Their original announcements stated that they wanted to serve major areas withing 500NM of Toronto including points in Ontario, Quebec and the US...ORD, EWR, and BOS I think were talked about...


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

if those tree hugging, park loving, socialist, communist freeks dont get their way...

Slawko, you HAVE to learn to speak your mind. Spit it out.  Big grin

the upcomming mayoral race could have some impact on regco's plans......

Ironically, the leading candidate is the left-wing former mayor Barbara (Babs) Hall who is in favour of airport expansion.

I rarely vote left-of-centre but I will vote for Babs on this issue alone.






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
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