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Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now  
User currently offlinePeachair From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 365 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

The regn' is F-WWED, Air Deccan ATR-72. It arrived here about 1530 EDT. Does anyone know why it is here?

I hope it is around tomorrow morning when the low sun is available!!

Peachair

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

New Aircraft on way to India most likely.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
New Aircraft on way to India most likely.

Why deliver it to India via ATL? The same a/c was photographed in IST on May 25th. I wonder how it ended up in ATL?


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Perhaps ASA is looking at ordering some of the 500 series of the ATR-72? There's been rumors for several years now that they are looking to replace their current ATR-72 fleet. Now if a Dash 8 Q400 is seen @ ATL in the near future.....

User currently offlinePeachair From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3):
There's been rumors for several years now that they are looking to replace their current ATR-72 fleet. Now if a Dash 8 Q400 is seen @ ATL in the near future.....

I'll keep my eyes open!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 2):
Why deliver it to India via ATL

Is any IST based Airlines planning on Purchasing some.
egds
MEL



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 2):
Why deliver it to India via ATL

Is any IST based Airlines planning on Purchasing some.
egds
MEL



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User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Possibly new delivery. Note the letters 'KE at the nose wheel. Will be VT-DKE, I guess. As per the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) register the last Air Deccan ATR 72-212A was registered as VT-DKD.

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Source: www.dgca.nic.in

Olly


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting VictorTango (Reply 7):
Possibly new delivery.

It would be going the wrong way if it were a delivery flight, since ATRs are built in France. Like I mentioned previously, it has been rumored that ASA is looking to replace their older 72s with either the newer ATR 72-212A or the Dash 8-Q400 (IMHO, if the rumors are true, it would make more sense to go for the ATR 72-212As since they are already an ATR operator). They cut their fleet slightly when they returned the ex-Mount Cook 72s last year. The oldest ATR-72s currently in their fleet were delivered back in May/June of 1993. The ex-Mount Cook ones were actually newer than the rest of the fleet, being built between 1995 & 1996


User currently offlinePeachair From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

This aircraft departed ATL at 1730EDT this afternoon (15 June 06). I was lucky enough to get a shot early this morning. Here is a shot I posted on my website:


http://www.peachair.com/images/ATL_15June_2005/F-WWED.jpg

[Edited 2006-06-16 03:43:44]

User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

Any idea what happened to a new DN ATR aircraft which was damaged in a bad landing in BLR?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3691 times:

Quoting Peachair (Reply 9):

Nice Pic.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1757 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3616 times:
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Quoting Srbmod (Reply 8):
Like I mentioned previously, it has been rumored that ASA is looking to replace their older 72s with either the newer ATR 72-212A or the Dash 8-Q400 (IMHO, if the rumors are true, it would make more sense to go for the ATR 72-212As since they are already an ATR operator).

Going on this premise, one could assume it was here for a "look-see" visit ...

That's a long way to bring a turboprop for a "look-see" ...

What's the difference between this newer version and the older versions?

- litz


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Quoting Litz (Reply 12):
What's the difference between this newer version and the older versions?

Main difference are the engines, which provide more thrust, consume less, and IIRC, also produce less noise.


User currently offlinePeachAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting Litz (Reply 12):
Going on this premise, one could assume it was here for a "look-see" visit ...

That's a long way to bring a turboprop for a "look-see" ...

I agree. When it departed yesterday, it departed in a northeasterly direction. Seeing Air Deccan in ATL was about as weird as seeing the Vega An24 here a couple of years ago.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 13):
Main difference are the engines, which provide more thrust, consume less, and IIRC, also produce less noise.

Don't forget about the 5-bladed prop........


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 15):
Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 13):
Main difference are the engines, which provide more thrust, consume less, and IIRC, also produce less noise.


Don't forget about the 5-bladed prop........

Actually the new prop has 6 blades.



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Quoting Peachair (Reply 9):
This aircraft departed ATL at 1730EDT this afternoon (15 June 06). I was lucky enough to get a shot early this morning. Here is a shot I posted on my website:


ATL_15June_2005/F-WWED.jpg
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Awesome shot, great sun!

Mike

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 16):
Actually the new prop has 6 blades.


D'OH!


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