Mr spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6466 times:
My question is .......
Did Austrian Airlines ever fly Regional Jets such as the Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet?
The reason I'm asking is because I took photos a few weeks ago of a CRJ that was stripped inside & out of parts (major parts too like control surfaces) and resting on concrete blocks without landing gear beside the Bombardier Aerospace hangar at the Jack Garland Airport in North Bay, Ontario (YYB / CYYB), and this RJ had an Austrian Airlines paint job.
But, I can't find any shots of an Austrian Airlines CRJ in A.net's database. So I'm just wondering what Austrian Airlines did with this jet?
Here's 2 photos, but unfortunately it didn't have a registration on it.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4700 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6350 times:
It is a very old CRJ, one of the first ones built, so due to heavy use in recent years, it is more economical to part it out and sell its parts for spares than to keep it flying after extensive overhaul - especially now, since the exploding fuel prices have somewhat stopped the growth of the 50-seat RJ market.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
This CRJ-100LR was delivered to Lauda Air on 24 March 1995 which makes it the 22th CRJ-100LR. The first ever build was delivered in 1992.
OE-LRG was retired in March 2006. Austrian Arrows now operates only one CRJ-100LR, OE-LRH/7125. sister ship OE-LRE was very recently retired
Spottingpete93 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6242 times:
Basically CRJs were operated by both Lauda Air and Tyrolean Airways but as both airlines became part of the Austrian Airlines group a few years ago some of the CRJs started to appear in Austrian Arrows colours (Austrian Arrows now being the operating brand of Tyrolean Airways).
I believe Lauda had 5 of the first 35 CRJs ever built and as we are now way over 800 airframes I would say that the old dears are getting on a bit! A sad day for me that they have started to be scrapped as I have flown on OE-LRA,B,C,D and E (all Lauda Air).
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6164 times:
TriStar500, AMSSFO & Spottingpete93, thanks for your replies.
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 7): it is more economical to part it out and sell its parts for spares than to keep it flying after extensive overhaul - especially now
Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 8): This CRJ-100LR was delivered to Lauda Air on 24 March 1995 which makes it the 22th CRJ-100LR.
Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 8): Only 11 years old and scrapped already, a sad end.
Thanks for your replies guys. That info is appreciated AMSSFO. I'm sure this aircraft has been scraped for economical reasons as TriStar500 mentioned, but I'm also surprised that this has occurred after only 11+ years. I understand your sad feelings Spottingpete93. What a drag!
There were actually 2 CRJs up on blocks beside the Bombardier hangar.
I guess it's safe to say the final fate of the second one was based on financial reasons too.
So here you also have the end of the line for Air Littoral's CRJ with reg .. F-GNMN.
Do you guys think I should submit this one to a.net as a tailshot?