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Air Tahiti Places Large Order  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

ATR received an order for one ATR 42-500 and four ATR 72-500s plus two options from Air Tahiti. The order will allow the French Polynesian airline to renew and increase its existing fleet and extend its inter-island network. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between Nov. 2004 and Dec. 2008.

Source is atwonline.

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4507 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

A large order for 5 airplanes.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Yeah, it is for small aircraft into their islands.

User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3775 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

Proof that turboprops ain't dead just yet...

They still are reliable proven workhorses, and still much cheaper than those small fancy jets to operate.

And of course, the routes they'll fly and fuel prices probaby justifies them too...



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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Well... its about the same dimension for them if SWA would go out shopping for around 400+100 B737 in one go... For Air Tahiti it is definately a large order, same applies to ATR these days. And it clearly shows that RJs are not the -heal-everything medium these days, but that props have a niche market as well.

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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

A large order for Air Tahiti at least that currently only has a fleet of 10 aircraft.


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User currently offlineTwalives From United States of America, joined May 2001, 175 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Too bad they aren't taking immediately delivery because I am flying them PPT-BOB a week from tomorrow

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

...But gosh, it would be nice to find a turboprop that doesn't render one deaf after even a short flight.... I really wanted to like them, but the only ones I've been on were NOT pleasant experiences...


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

GSPSPOT, Air Tahiti sure has found one. The ATR42-500 and ATR72-500 (as well as the Q400, Saab 2000 and other new generation turboprops) are in a whole different league from their predecessors, including earlier ATR models. I took a couple of flights with Air Tahiti and was amazed by the low noise level and lack of vibration on the -500s. From inside the cabin, it was virtually indistinguishable from flying on a jet--in fact, I found it preferable to the cramped (and, in the rear at least, noisy!) ERJs and CRJs that have invaded North America. Try one, you'll like it!  Smile


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User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
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How does any island carrier keep their planes healthy? I would think that the misting seaspray would quickly and eventually rot away tiny moving parts in the propeller engine creating an inflight failure.


Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

FoxBravo:

That's GREAT news! I just wish US would replace it's old DeHavillands with some of this new equpment.



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