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PIA May Go For Saab 2000  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

According to http://www.historyofpia.com/forums, the aircraft is most favoured to replace the F27 fleet, Dash 8-300 and ATR42-300 are also due to perform test flights in Pakistani cities, details at the forum topic "new turboprops". Final descision will be made next month.


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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1803 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

airmale, why doesn't PIA go in for the CRJ 100/200/700 or the Embraer 170/ERJ 145 ? They could then have an all jet fleet and save fuel costs on shorter routes.

Any particular reason why they want turboprops only?



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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

why doesn't PIA go in for the CRJ 100/200/700 or the Embraer 170/ERJ 145 ? They could then have an all jet fleet and save fuel costs on shorter routes.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Saab 2000 is much more fuel efficient on shorter routes than the ERJ/CRJ...

Nice to see more airlines becoming interested in Saab 2000s (a great aircraft for short routes!), but is the Saab 2000 the right aircraft for the runways of some airports in the region?


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Turboprops are used mainly on social/rural routes and are suited for operations on unpaved strips, they're also able to offer cheaper fares due to the type, I may be wrong but its my conclusion, the RJ's would be more suited to small cities where they could replace teh 737 and upgrade prop services.


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Why not the car, SAAB 9-5cab  Big grin
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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2697 times:

why doesn't PIA go in for the CRJ 100/200/700 or the Embraer 170/ERJ 145 ? They could then have an all jet fleet and save fuel costs on shorter routes.

DIJKKIJK, aren't turboprops generally more efficient than jets on shorter routes? A lot of airlines that have replaced props with jets have, as far as I know, done so, because passengers usually prefer jets - but in economic terms, I always thought props are better.

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Frank



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