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Those Retired SAS DHC8-Q400s  
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4524 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Two questions:

1. I seem to recall that SAS at the end operated 23 airframes before it began to trash them in landing accidents. If the aircraft involved in those accidents cannot be re-marketed, 20 rather than 23 need to be placed.

As far as I know, 4 have been placed with MALEV, 6 with PAL Express, 2 with Nord-Flygg. Not sure how many Flybe will get, but a usually rather reliable fleet list mentions 4 (but only for 15 months as a step-gap measure). That would mean that 16 out of 20/23 have been placed. Any more takers I am not aware of?

2. I am wondering what kind of work is carried out on the retired SAS DHC8-Q400 before they are re-marketed / re-delivered to new customers. Apparently the landing gear will be taken care of, but what else? Are they getting completely refurbished or is it just a normal 2nd hand transaction and the purchaser does whatever work he feels is needed?

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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 4143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

They had 27 Q400, as you must include the 4 operated by Widerøe

User currently offlineBWE320 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

I think i heard that Austrian Arrows will take four and a Fokker100. These planes are supposed to replace CRJ and DASH 8-300.

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4524 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Thanks. Indeed I forgot about the Wideroe ones (and the Austrian Arrows deal - which, I think, is not official yet?).

So it looks like this.

04 Flybe
04 Austrian Arrows
06 PAL Express
02 Nord-Flygg

20 frames placed, 7 to go (if the three crashed ones can be re-sold).

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

OS is replacing the oldest CRJ´s and 2 Dash 8 - 300 with the SK Q400´s.  Smile But I do not know when they will arrive or if they have arrived already. I will try to find that out.

User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Flybe is doing an aircraft swap with Winderoe. ECOA/B/C/D trading for ex- winderoe ECOW/X/Y/Z

AF BE BY FR MV PD SZ U2 VZ DHC6, 8-3/4Q, 732/8, 763ER, A319, A380
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