EXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2601 times:
ATRs have very short range, in a large country like the US, even some hops which would cause no problem for an RJ or Dash 8, ATRs (especially 72s) are lacking. At MTOW, they only have a range of 700-800nm, which whilst seeming enough for purpose gives reduced flexibility compaerd to a faster, longer ranged prop, like the Dash 8 Q series
AF BE BY FR MV PD SZ U2 VZ DHC6, 8-3/4Q, 732/8, 763ER, A319, A380
C150Driver From Djibouti, joined May 2008, 19 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
Are there any talks of ASA getting Q400's? Or are there any other regionals considering the Q400? What are the chances of any of the Saabs, Jetstreams, Beechs and Dorniers to get "resurrected" from the desert and fly again with a carrier in the US in lieu of record fuel costs? So many people couldn't wait to proclaim themselves as an all jet fleet...wonder if they regret that!
The ATRs are going to be phased out starting in July with them all being gone in December. As to the ATRs only being operated to HHH on December 1st, it's probably because there will only be 3 or 4 left in the fleet.
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If landing is about "kissing" the ground, you just about raped it.
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6903 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
Quoting Tys777 (Reply 7): also, we see them in TYS every so often subbing for a CR7
Sometimes the CRJ isn't a viable replacement for the CR7. I've seen the ATR in TLH, VPS, and even DAB; along with a few other cities.
Quoting Nucsh (Reply 12): The ATRs are going to be phased out starting in July with them all being gone in December. As to the ATRs only being operated to HHH on December 1st, it's probably because there will only be 3 or 4 left in the fleet.
Wow. For years they've been saying they will phase them out but I guess it will finally happen...
You are right they should, because we don't have any -100's. I think they have it coded wrong but I doubt they'll fix it anytime soon. I've noticed for a while that DL put's our -200's as -100's but I can't tell you why.