Kim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1677 times:
In follow up to that, does Delta plan to kep their 328JETS working in their Delta Connection system??
Seems like the 328JET wouldn't have a significant performance advantage over a Q-300 or an Embraer E135 if any. What are the acquisition costs of each approximately and what are the respective CASM's??
In all, is this a viable project for Avcraft or are airlines just not ready for the really small regional jets??
Northwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
Delta Connection (according to my sources) does not intend on keeping them, rather they will sell them over to Midwest Connect. I believe it was by (2005?) they should have an all jet fleet. I heard (remember, just a rumour) that the B1900Ds are going away.
I hope the 328JET gets lots of orders! It is my favorite aircraft (along with the 717 )
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
AvCraft has several orders in its books, and keeps negotiating with several carriers.
Among the orders in the book are Hainan Airlines (another 20 frames) and Club Airways (8+9 IIRC). In addition there are unannounced customers, and all 18 white-tails have been sold, and many new frames.
At the moment they are talking to about 50 customres (~10 airlines, ~10 special mission and ~30 corporate customers) about ~275 328JET. They expect to sign some deals in the coming months for about 40-50 frames. Among the airline customers are well-known names, especially from Asia-Pacific.
TW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
question - do they also have the 328-100/110 turboprop still in production? I cant find any good information on internet on this outstanding aircraft. Does anyone have some links? The AvCraft Homepage is not very detailled.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
No, the 328-100/110/120/130 is no longer in production, at least not at the moment. However, should a large order be recieved for this type it would be possible to restart the production, but it is highly unlikely.
AvCraft instead concentrates on remarketing the parked 328-1X0 fleet, with some success. SUN AIR of Denmark recently signed for 8 frames, and other, mostly private customers but some start-ups, have signed for 1-2 frames each. As far as I know several large campaigns are currently under way in South-East Asia to place considerable numbers of D38 there.