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Can The AN-2 Be Used In Canada?  
User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 18
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6418 times:

Would be glad if somebody could give me an answer to this question that I had for quite a while. Can the AN-2 be used in Canada to transport cargo? (As a bush plane). I know that in the United States they slapped some pretty brutal restrictions on the plane, but what about Canada or maybe some caribbean countries (islands)?
And what if the aircraft was registered in another country like Russia or Ukraine? (So like the Airbuses are operating inside of Russia right now, they are not certified, but operate with a foreign registry)

[Edited 2006-07-11 03:20:25]


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User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6302 times:

Nobody knows?  Confused C'mon people


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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

Hi Tu204,

I guess here in Canada the closest comparison would be the DeHavilland Canada DHC-3 Otter. This has been such a workhorse for over 50 years! It is available with floats, and can be converted to a turboprop in place of its piston engine.

In the case of the An-2, with the age of most of the airframes, and depending on if the aircraft could get an airworthiness certificate... you might be able to get some sort of historic designation or "experimental" status. To be able to ply the skies for revenue purposes here, I doubt would happen. It would be cool to see some ex-soviet types over here more often though!


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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 838 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6254 times:


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User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6239 times:

A bush pilot friend of mine had looked at a AN2 with floats several years ago. He saw his first one at Fun and Sun in Florida.The AN2 would solve the problem of a growing shortage of Beavers and the rising cost of new aircraft. If I remember correctly, a Polish AN2 on floats, with a zero time engine, was about $30,000 USD. He said Canada would never certify it to compete against their own aircraft industry.

User currently offlineYZFOO7F From Canada, joined May 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6201 times:

I'm not so sure there are any AN-2's in Canada operating but here in YZF we do have an SRX AN-12 doing runs to the northern diamond mines. I think this a/c has the slowest climb rate I've ever seen.

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User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

Quoting BravoGolf (Reply 4):
He said Canada would never certify it to compete against their own aircraft industry.

None of the competitors - Beavers, Otters, Twin Otters -- are still in production. What part of the Canadian aircraft industry would it be competing against? And since there appear to be a couple with Canadian registrations, haven't they already certified it?



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User currently offlineBravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6107 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 6):

This was more than several years ago. Are these AN2s registered for commerical operation? Bombardier may want to make a replacement for the Beaver and Otters in the future. The Beavers that I fly in on fishing trips were made in 1950 and 1951.


User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6106 times:

I might go with an An-3. The turboprop might prove more reliable.

/M


User currently offlineBravogolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

The price would have to be right

Quoting MigFan (Reply 8):

The price would have to be right. Bush pilots don't have the money for large capital investments. That is one reason they are still using old Beavers instead of new Caravans.


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Quoting YZFOO7F (Reply 5):
I'm not so sure there are any AN-2's in Canada operating but here in YZF we do have an SRX AN-12 doing runs to the northern diamond mines.

I believe there is also at least one Mil helicopter flying commercially in Canada - for the Alberta Oil Sands project.


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

Their is an AN-2 based at Oshawa YOO. Not sure if they are flying it for revenue or just private, but I do think they use it for skydiving.


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User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

Thank you very much for the replies!
I have been in contact with a An-2 owner in Canada that uses it for skydiving, it has a SP- reg.
Does anyone know what these bush comanies usually charge for a flight hour? Just want to see how profitable it could possibly be.



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