Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Last Gulfstream EMB-120 Flight?  
User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1105 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2558 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!


Northwest Airlines - Now You're Flying Smart
8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2504 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, 8714 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2487 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



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2470 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 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2427 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 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

So where are the Brasilias going, then?

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2226 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.



xx
User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5802 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2200 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.



I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

That's a shame. I've flown in a few EMB-120's and I thought they were a pretty good airplane.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Comairs Last EMB-120's posted Tue May 30 2000 03:03:42 by DeltaMD11
Last Ever SAA B747 Flight Today posted Thu Nov 1 2007 02:58:50 by SAA201
SQ Last 707 And DC10 Flight posted Thu Oct 25 2007 21:07:20 by 747400sp
EMB-120 Finally Painted Into United's New Colors posted Sun Jun 24 2007 23:12:38 by Xpfg
Need Update On Last NW DC-10 Flight posted Sun Dec 31 2006 02:35:26 by 146Crew
Last NWA RJ-85 Flight? posted Mon Oct 2 2006 01:18:37 by NorthwestEWR
Last NW DC-10 Flight On 1-7-07 Now? posted Fri Jul 7 2006 21:29:56 by Kdtwflyer
Last Swiss Saab 2000 Flight - When? posted Mon Sep 5 2005 17:46:51 by Ndebele
AA's Last 727-100 Revenue Flight posted Mon Jul 18 2005 01:37:39 by Wayfarer
Need To ID A Couple Of CO Express EMB-120's posted Tue May 10 2005 23:12:16 by Brick