NEXtime From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3759 times:
I recently transited Calgary en route from Toronto to Vancouver with Westjet.
There was a 737-200 airframe on the apron in use as a cabin trainer.
Can anyone help with regard the id of this aircraft?
PS:- Hats off to Westjet - Great Airline, great crew. GO WESTJET GO! European LCC's should take note. These guys are going places. Great Stuff!
WJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 3538 times:
Depends when you were here, if you were here last week.. then it was infact the ground procedures trainer, the CAA was using it to ensure that the new jetbridges in the widened d-wing were in fact conpatable with the other gates that are currently in use...
all i know is i hope i never have to push outta gate 29 once the new bridges open.
Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3331 times:
Do you know the history of this frame (Previous Operators / Reg's / MSN)
The ground procedures trainer was used by WestJet for spare parts after being retired. It operated routes for WestJet as company tail #706 before then, and I believe it was one of the first aircraft they bought after starting operation in '96.... but maybe not one of the original three - I don't know for certain, sorry.