MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
Not sure where they come from, but it looks like they use either 4 or 6 of them (one of the two)....and they fly them with either a Y68 or a J8Y60 configuration. It looks like they have been flying for RJ since late '06/early '07.
RJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
The main reason RJ wet-leased the F-28s was for its Iraq operations. As hull war insurance rates are charged as a percentage of hull values, RJ couldn't afford to then operate the Dash-8 (valued at USD 14M) as the additional war premium would eat up all the profits. The F-28s are insured for only USD 1M hull value and thus command a much smaller additional premium and can thus make the flights profitable (and quite handsomley!).