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Kingfisher ATR At Ksby  
User currently offlineSkydogs From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Anybody, have an idea why a KingFisher ATR is at KSBY? Its parked at the Piedmont Hanger and it looks as if there is some sorta reception going in the Piedmont hanger? Is Piedmont buying ATR's?

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

ATR is doing a demo tour in the USA right now. They've just launched the -600 series.


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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

That's not just Piedmont's hangar in SBY, it's also their corporate offices. ATR must be trying hard to win an order from US.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 1):
They've just launched the -600 series

Whats significant about the -600 series.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Whats significant about the -600 series.

See here:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...vionics-engines-and-interiors.html



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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13257 posts, RR: 100
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1710 times:
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Quoting A342 (Reply 4):
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...vionics-engines-and-interiors.html

Thanks for the info.

With oil continually creeping up in price, turboprops are making a comeback. Ok, not a huge comeback, but with new props and a few other features, they are quite competitive. However, the Mach 0.47 cruise speed limits the range. With most of the non-England 250nm and less markets being dead... I'm happy to see this happening.

I'm waiting to see a new development turboprop with a little bit higher cruise speed. But with not even a rumor... it will be a while.

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User currently offlineZsx81 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

It was parked at ATL for about 2 days, isn't King Fisher an India based airline? Also where are ATRs made?

User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Why, you have stumbled upon the much-anticipated launch of Kingfisher's service from India to the US. The ATR you saw will make a twice weekly flight originating in BOM and will include stops in Karachi, Muscat, Amman, Athens, Milan, London, Reykjavik, Ivittuut (Greenland), Goose Bay, Gander, Concord, Albany, Altoona, and finally SBY.

Vijay Mallya was recently on Indian television talking about how this service will bring back the old glory days of flying long distance with many short hops. The flight will be staffed with the hottest FA's they can find in each country they stop in, to provide some much needed "good times" to the people flying this route.



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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

US is considering both the ATR-42/72 and Dash 8 Q-300/Q400 combo's and the ATR at SBY as previuosly mentioned was on a US Sales Tour. I believe the reason the brand new Kingfisher ATR-72-500 may have been chosen for the tour is Kingfisher tends to fully equip their aircraft, even the smallest ones. I saw an interior photo and it even had an Airbus style drop-down video system, and a nice red Leather interior, pretty snazzy for a Turboprop !

Cheers

LGA777


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 8):
I saw an interior photo and it even had an Airbus style drop-down video system, and a nice red Leather interior, pretty snazzy for a Turboprop !

Kingfisher is known to have nice interiors on their commercial aircraft. That's one of their selling points.



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

It was also in STL a couple days ago for Trans States to look at.


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User currently offlineWorldrider From Switzerland, joined Nov 2007, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1710 times:

Quoting Zsx81 (Reply 6):
was parked at ATL for about 2 days, isn't King Fisher an India based airline? Also where are ATRs made?

ATRs are 50% EADS (Airbus) and 50% Alenia Italy, half made in Italy half in France, delivered in Toulouse as for the Airbuses..


User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1710 times:

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 5):
With oil continually creeping up in price, turboprops are making a comeback. Ok, not a huge comeback, but with new props and a few other features, they are quite competitive. However, the Mach 0.47 cruise speed limits the range. With most of the non-England 250nm and less markets being dead... I'm happy to see this happening.

I'd like to see the Do-328 prop make a comeback - with those curved props, it just oozed speed  Wink

I was jumpseating on a Do-328 SBNORD back in 2000, and the captain made the comment that this was the first turboprop he had flown where he really had to be careful and keep the power back so as not to bust 250kts below 10000.



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User currently offlineWorldrider From Switzerland, joined Nov 2007, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1710 times:

Quoting Lexy (Reply 9):
Kingfisher is known to have nice interiors on their commercial aircraft. That's one of their selling points.

not only their interiors, their service is also much above average! and yes, it's Indian.


User currently offlineCRJ200FAGuy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I saw it in MSP today and was sure I was seeing things.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 4):

Thanks.

Quoting Lexy (Reply 9):
Kingfisher is known to have nice interiors on their commercial aircraft. That's one of their selling points.

In flight service too.

Nice to see ATR doing well out here.


regds
MEL



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