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FedEx ATR-42 To Canada (Morningstar)?  
User currently offlineBriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Hi

Looking through the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register, I noticed that Morningstar Air registered an ATR 42-300 s/n 135 in November 2007, with the registration C-GATK.

This aircraft was previously N923FX:


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What is it's normal operational schedule in Canada?

Thanks,

Brian


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User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Somebody, Please post examples of feeder routes and hubs/focus cities of Fedex-----type of aircraft and routing. Thanks.
I am imagining that any major airport is a Fedex feeder hub like PIT, SLC, GSO, SJU, ANC, Canadian airports? European? Asian?


User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

From what I understand, YYZ is their main hub and YHZ is a feader city for the Maritimes. They have at least one DC10 at YYZ and a few 727-200's at YHZ. Just going off memory from the Halifax Airshow two years back. I volunteered with them and worked a lot with the FedEx crew. Even got to hang out on the 727's wing for a bit to watch some shows.

User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3670 times:



Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 1):
European?

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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3667 times:



Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 1):
Somebody, Please post examples of feeder routes and hubs/focus cities of Fedex-----type of aircraft and routing. Thanks.
I am imagining that any major airport is a Fedex feeder hub like PIT, SLC, GSO, SJU, ANC, Canadian airports? European? Asian?

I'm sure some of my fellow FX-ers can chime in as well, but PHX comes to mind (with service to Yuma, Flagstaff etc) OAK also flies out some Caravans and ATR's to Bakersfield, Fresno and smaller CA cities.

Asian, not so much-Asia typically requires bigger metal. Smallest plane FX 'uses' in Asia is the 733 contracted for inter-Asia ops.

Europe, does have some feeder as well. I can't tell you most of them, but one that sticks out was MAD to BCN, on a ATR. Of course a lot of these flights are with contractors.



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User currently offlineSplitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Yes:

N923FX used to be operated by Moutain Air Cargo a feeder for FedEx
American Eagle used to own this aircraft : N135MQ

Moutain Air Cargo has owned the ship since 10/2005.

FedEx who owns all feeder ATR42/72 and decides on WHO operates their ATR's, so far FedEx contracts out the ATR42/72 to:

Empire Airlines in Hayden Idaho (13 or 14 ships)
Moutain Air Cargo in North Carolina (16 ships)
Mourning Star in Canada
Air Contractors in Ireland (8 ships bought from Eurowings)
I don't remember the name of the one in Spain, but they have 2 or 3 (bought from Eurowings).

From what I've been told, they want to acquire 50 ATR42/72 combinations (own 42 now) with the possbility of owning up to 100 across the world.

They are ALWAYS looking for ATR42/72's and it seems that once Executive Airlines and Atlantic Southeast gets rid of theirs, you can almost guarantee that FedEx WILL purchase those frames for modification to Cargo.

Right now from what I've been told, only M7 Aerospace in San Antonio Texas does these modifications for FedEx.


User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3587 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 4):
I'm sure some of my fellow FX-ers can chime in as well, but PHX comes to mind (with service to Yuma, Flagstaff etc) OAK also flies out some Caravans and ATR's to Bakersfield, Fresno and smaller CA cities.

FedEx runs a 727 into FAT each morning from OAK at 7:30 and out each evening. I've seen a Caravan or two, but not on the cargo ramp. Caravans can also be found at VIS.

Doesn't SBA see the ATR's?


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Cant tell you where GATK is based, other than its not YVR. We have an Empire ATR42 (currently N914FX) which day stops here and runs down to OAK overnight. We also have a daily A310 (normally a 200) down to MEM, which upgraded from a 722 about a year ago. We still get occasional mainline 722's from time to time, and the odd Empire C208 from GEG.

We also have a daily Morningstar 722 which ops to YYC and I believe ends up in YYZ - usually C-FMEI, plus two Caravan's which run over to YYJ and back several times a day - usually C-FEXY & C-FEXB.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23302 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3512 times:



Quoting Splitz (Reply 5):
They are ALWAYS looking for ATR42/72's and it seems that once Executive Airlines and Atlantic Southeast gets rid of theirs, you can almost guarantee that FedEx WILL purchase those frames for modification to Cargo.

Does ATR still not offer a new-build cargo aircraft? I was looking around their website, and it appears they do not.



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User currently offlineSplitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3449 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
Does ATR still not offer a new-build cargo aircraft? I was looking around their website, and it appears they do not.

No, currently ATR only offer the ATR42/72 as passenger aircraft.

Apparently the conversion from M7 Aerospace in San Antonio is relatively "cheap".

Since ATR's are fairly inexpensive to operate, FedEx has seen great revenue returns from operating these aircraft.

The company that I work for, maintains the data managment units (FDAU, AFDAU, 3 axis accelerameter) for FedEx's aircraft.

I visited both Empire Airlines and Moutain Air Cargo to check out their operations. Interesting framework.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23302 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3391 times:



Quoting Splitz (Reply 9):
Since ATR's are fairly inexpensive to operate, FedEx has seen great revenue returns from operating these aircraft.

Doesn't surprise me. The ATR is still in demand as a passenger aircraft and is at the same time a decent cargo hauler, so it seems like there might be some demand for new-build cargo aircraft.



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