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Delta Connection ( Skywest ) CRJ-700 In HKG?  
User currently offlinedlatl37 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9489 times:

Anyone know why a Delta Connection ( Skywest ) CRJ-700 registered as C-GIBR was at HKG ? What plane is that ?

A few photos have popped up on other sites.

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User currently offlineamccann From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 9268 times:

My guess is that if the CRJ-700 in question still has a Canadian registry (C-) then the aircraft has not yet been delivered to the customer (Skywest). This leads me to believe that Bombardier is displaying the aircraft to potential Chinese / Hong Kong customers. Of course, this is all speculation.


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User currently onlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1810 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9161 times:

It was originally meant to become JA08RJ with Ibex, so maybe it had to fly to Asia for paperwork reasons (maybe to sell the aircraft?) and has now been delivered to Skywest and opf Delta Air Lines.

You can find the aircrafts information by typing in N631SK to Planespotters.net


User currently offlineMaddogJT8D From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8814 times:

If the aircraft that is over in HKG is N631SK, I can tell you that it is not a new delivery. I flew N631SK LAX-SFO on 12/2 and so it had been in pax service with Skywest for a little while. The ship was pretty new, I think less than 3 months old. I wonder what it's doing in HKG then...

User currently onlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1810 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8710 times:

Quoting MaddogJT8D (Reply 3):
If the aircraft that is over in HKG is N631SK, I can tell you that it is not a new delivery. I flew N631SK LAX-SFO on 12/2 and so it had been in pax service with Skywest for a little while. The ship was pretty new, I think less than 3 months old. I wonder what it's doing in HKG then...

I believe the thread starter is asking why C-GIBR (N631SK) was in HKG in *August 2011*


User currently offlinewingnutmn From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 8507 times:

Does it have anything to do with ASA and their Mekong Airlines adventure?

Wingnut



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User currently onlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6141 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 8374 times:

Quoting wingnutmn (Reply 5):

Nope. Those aircraft come completely from the ASA fleet and Air Mekong is -900's, not -700's



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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1620 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8229 times:

I would almost certainly bet it was a Bombardier demo. They used one of XJ's CR9s for their display at the Dubai Air Show in 2007.


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User currently offlinesuper80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6123 times:

I want to see the pictures. Where can I see them ?  

User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 4):
I believe the thread starter is asking why C-GIBR (N631SK) was in HKG in *August 2011*

Sorry if I am missing something, but where did he say anything about August?



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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

N631SK was flying in/out of SLC today.


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User currently offlineCRJ900X From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

If memory serves me correctly, Bombardier leased the aircraft from SkyWest to showcase the capability of the aircraft to Garuda Indonesia back in August. Considering Garuda is evaluating the EMB-190 and CRJ1000, I am not sure why Bombardier did not dispatch the CRJ1000, but I am pretty sure that the aircraft stopped in Hong Kong on the demonstration flight in Jakarta.

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