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American Eagle Saab 340 Ferried ABI-MSP  
User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5780 times:

On Sept. 19th, an American Eagle Saab 340 was ferried from ABI to MSP. Anyone know what aircraft this is and what it is doing at MSP?


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22726 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5757 times:

This is pure speculation, but XJ would probably be a good guess for its destination once at MSP. What XJ was doing with it is anyone's guess.


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User currently offlineAkizidy214 From Jamaica, joined Sep 2006, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 5644 times:

Do you know if it was a 340B+? Eagle is in the process of sending them back to the lessor.


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User currently offlineAEroc From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5603 times:

Quoting Akizidy214 (Reply 2):
Eagle is in the process of sending them back to the lessor.

Yes this is true and many of the SF3's have been in ABI for many years and have since ferried to MCI to the lessor as well. I havent heard any news about XJ taking any MQ SF3's though.


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5589 times:

Quoting Akizidy214 (Reply 2):
Do you know if it was a 340B+? Eagle is in the process of sending them back to the lessor.

American Eagle doesnt operate nor has it ever operated the B+ model of the SAAB 340...
The only airline that ever took that plane was Mesaba.....
It might be going there for maintenance or maybe Mesaba bought it....

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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5548 times:

Mesaba has NOT bought any Saabs. They don't even own the aircraft, as NW maintains all of the leases for their Saab fleet.

That is not true, American Eagles does have some B+'s

Mesaba and AE are the only ones to operate the B+
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User currently offlineA10WARTHOG From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

My understanding is that the 340 B+, come about from one of the 9 or so airlines that now make up AE. They are being turned back to lessor. There are some 340's coming out of storage and being but back into service.

Some of the saab heavy check are also being done by AA at MCI


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5521 times:

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 4):
American Eagle doesnt operate nor has it ever operated the B+ model of the SAAB 340...

What...? Eagle had/has a large fleet of Saab 340B+ models...

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 4):
It might be going there for maintenance or maybe Mesaba bought it....

Eagle Saab's are far too different then Mesaba's for that to make any sense.

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 4):
The only airline that ever took that plane was Mesaba.....

Not true... anything over s/n:360 (ish) was a B+.

[Edited 2006-09-24 13:33:58]


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User currently offlineAkizidy214 From Jamaica, joined Sep 2006, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 4):
American Eagle doesnt operate nor has it ever operated the B+

Sorry your sadly mistaken. Let me see if I can find you a list of tail numbers.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22726 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
Not true... anything over s/n:360 (ish) was a B+.

362 was the first B+. 373 was when they started producing mostly B+s, though 375, 395, 399, 419, 431, and 455 are regular Bs (mostly for the Swedish air force).

Quoting Akizidy214 (Reply 8):
Sorry your sadly mistaken. Let me see if I can find you a list of tail numbers.

374-376
380-384
386-394
396-398
400
901

With the exception of 901, the tail numbers match up with the s/ns. 901 is s/n 401.



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Thats true since Express I (Pinnacle) sub-leased 11 of their B model Saabs over to Mesaba. s/n 360, 361, 362, 364, 365, 366, 367 (the ditch-witch), 368, 369, 370, and 371)

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26370 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

Quoting AEroc (Reply 3):
Yes this is true and many of the SF3's have been in ABI for many years and have since ferried to MCI to the lessor as well.

I didn't know those were even airworthy, given that they were sitting there because of significant structural damage from a hail storm.



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