Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
Too bad we don't see those in Ontario. I wonder if Air Canada's financial situation is the cause for them to keep these older airplanes instead of investing in newer RJ's. I understand that AC is now going to keep some of their older airplanes a little bit longer than originally planned due to financial reasons.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
Allee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
I like the BAe 146s. They're interesting looking and very quiet! My cousin had a unique experience on one of them. He was flying an AirBC model, and his flight was supposed to have departed at 7am. The pilots couldn't start the engines though! So the passengers all sat on board patiently, and then finally at around 9am, they got the engines. However, when the engines came on, they had another problem. The cabin lights went out.... they just departed anyways. Just thought I'd share that with you guys.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
I'm glad to see them stay around a while longer, I quite like these aircraft.
As to why they're staying, I think it comes down to a matter of priorities. The F28's are higher priority to replace, so they're going to be taking those out of service before the 146 fleet starts to dwindle. I'm guessing the 146's have about 2 or maybe 3 years left before they're replaced.