FRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1334 posts, RR: 14 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4353 times:
Just a quick question. Does anyone know how many ATR's American has stationed at DFW? I was back home this week, and noticed there were quite a few, and for some reason I was only thinking there were going to place a few there.
Anyways, thanks for the help.
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VIflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3555 times:
The number of cities the ATRs are doing out of DFW are climbing.... Ironically a lot of the cities being added are cities that the ATRs did post- 9/11 (as of April 1, AMA, CRP, HOU, GRK aka Killeen, LAW, LIT, LBB, MAF, SJT, SHV, and SPS). While it will never get back to the prior level of cities the ATR did before being removed from DFW, it's still interesting that a lot of the cities it did before hand were the ones it's re doing.
Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 5): Some ATRs now in DFW came from SJU after AA downsized the SJU hub. AE pilots and FAs from SJU were offered transfers to DFW.
Also they are technically flown by Executive Airlines not MQ, but that's because all of the ATRs are under the Executive Airlines certificate (Executive Airlines is a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of MQ). The reason for not shifting the aircraft back to the MQ cert. had more to due to simplification of training and cost involved in it and cost of shifting the a/c to the MQ cert.
Even though transfers were offered, quite a few of the Executive Airlines SJU based crews just transferred to other bases and A/C around the system instead of going to DFW. Even though it's under a separate certificate, they are still MQ employees and can transfer back and forth between MQ and Executive Airlines. The only major difference is that Executive Airlines crews are over water qualified due to NA s cert. being an over water one and MQ s isn't.
Also only the ATR 72-212A (nee 72-500) were sent to DFW, All of the 72-200 are still in MIA and SJU..
MrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2744 times:
Executive Airlines (American Eagle's San Juan based American Eagle) has moved 13 ATRs from San Juan to operate out of Dallas. These aircraft are and will continue to operate on the Executive certificate.
This was done partly due to the parking of all Saab 340s, and the resulting supply drop which followed.
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