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Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?  
User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 461 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Hey everyone,

With Gulfstream (Continental Connection) retiring their last EMB-120 at what I believe was the beginning of August, does anyone know what the last flight was?

Thanks!


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User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

I dunno but i do remember that the family on "Little People, Big World" flew on them into Marsh Harbour... probably one of the 3M EMB120's few claims to fame .. captured on the TLC channel!

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2283 times:



Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 1):
I dunno but i do remember that the family on "Little People, Big World" flew on them into Marsh Harbour... probably one of the 3M EMB120's few claims to fame .. captured on the TLC channel!

The Rolloffs certainly did. Anyone know why axed them?

Hunter



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User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2266 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 2):
Anyone know why axed them

You mean the EMB120s or the Roloffs?  boggled 


User currently offlineImapilotaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2223 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 2):
The Rolloffs certainly did. Anyone know why axed them?

From what I understand (and my very good friend and mentor is the VP of Corp Development), it is due to the cost and complexity of having multiple fleets, especially with how fuel is at. The vast majority of the local markets that they fly are very "thin" and are profitable on 1900s by like 1 pax. There really isnt a whole lot of extra demand to warrant the larger aircraft with higher expenses.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

So where are the Brasilias going, then?

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1025 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

right now they're sitting outside the hangar in FLL.

I've heard from a broker that they have sold 7 of them, which leaves them one.

The Brasilias have been a lil bit of a nightmare for Gulfstream, you can visit abacoforum.com and read on some of the massive delays caused by our Brasilian over-engineered Nightmare. I think Gulfstream realized it may be more cost effective to fly 19 pax on time rather than try to fly 22 - 30 4 hours late.



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5512 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1996 times:



Quoting USXguy (Reply 6):
I think Gulfstream realized it may be more cost effective to fly 19 pax on time rather than try to fly 22 - 30 4 hours late.

Their CEO also said in an investors teleconference that the 120's were a maintenance burden with parts increasingly hard to find, which no doubt relates directly to their lack of dispatch reliability.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
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That's a shame. I've flown in a few EMB-120's and I thought they were a pretty good airplane.

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