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Proving Flights Question - Tiger V. Lynx  
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 27679 posts, RR: 81
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Tiger Airways - Australia - is set to get it's approval from the Australian authorities after 4 proving flights - 2 x roundtrip:


Lynx, on the other hand, will make a total of 34 proving flights - 17 x round trip - of which eight (4 x round trip) were completed this week.

It's an odd disparity in number. Is it just the difference in national regulations, or is to do with the aircraft - jet v. prop?



[Edited 2007-11-21 11:58:16]

aeternum nauta
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User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

I seem to recall when US was introducing the EMB-170 into their fleet, they needed something on the order of a few dozen proving runs, about what you say Lynx will need. And that was just adding a new type onto an existing certificate.

I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
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