BritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 88 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6615 times:
It seems that the repainting of Suckling Airways fleet of Dornier Do 328s has started. My friend sent me a text when he passed the airport today so thought I would go down to Dundee Airport to get a photo of it in its new colours which I think suit it well. Looks like it had just been painted by the shine. I am glad they are starting to put a livery on their aircraft as the all white livery was beginning to get boring and the CityJet colours were not terribly exciting either. What do you think?
BritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 88 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6215 times:
Quoting PezySPU (Reply 2): Pardon my ignorance, but what is the connection between CB and BE? I see CB does ACMI leases, why does BE need that?
Well from what I understand Loganair bought over Suckling Airways and Suckling Airways will become the charter arm of Loganair. Seeing as Loganair operates under a FlyBe franchise agreement I suppose thats why it has been painted in FlyBe colours.
LGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4106 times:
I like it!!! With the FlyBe livery to me I think it kind of looks like a newer model for the Dash-8! Anyway I wish this would turn up at LGW, but hey I know that most likely won't happen as it will be flying out of Norwich, Manchester and Exeter mainly!
ScottishDavie From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2011, 175 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2474 times:
Quoting penguins (Reply 12): I have to try to get on one as I have never gotten on a DO 328.
Hope you're successful - it's a great little aircraft. I've always enjoyed the Do328 although it's a bit cramped and not recommended if you're much over average height! For a turboprop it's fast and not too noisy. The last time I flew on one the approach to EDI was so rough that the overhead lockers were bursting open and the lifejackets were falling out from under the seats but the 328 just got on with it and the actual landing was amazingly smooth in the conditions.