flycpair From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 18 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 16291 times:
The first arrival of our Embraer 170 into Carlsbad, CA (CLD) is scheduled for Friday morning, July 6th, between 8:45AM and 9:15AM PDT. You should be able to follow its progress at FlightAware.com with the tail number N176EC. Departure is scheduled at 7AM CDT from Nashville (BNA.) Personally I will be by Staples to watch it land right down the centerline.
runner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 13217 times:
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 3): She's been out and about around Nashville already - a couple of test flights last week, for instance.
So that's who it was. I've been working her the past couple of weeks, and was wondering who it was. Unfortunatly everytime it's been out and about I was in the tracon, and didn't get to see it in person. I was at the Embraer earlier today but didn't see it on the ramp. I'm working tomorrow, but in the afternoon. Good luck to all the employees. Which airline did it previously come from? We get a lot of exotic stuff at BNA for Embraer, and I've heard rumors they're going to expand. Also off topic but have they found a buyer for all the old freedom and mesa 145's out there? At least twice a week I have a pilot or two asking about them.
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4569 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 11863 times:
Nice presentation, that is one of the best liveries I've seen come out on a US based carrier for a long time. Seems like they have a solid plan, and I hope one they build it, the people will come, I do see real potential, I'm rooting for this startup, I'd be happy just to have them prove it can be done still. If they ever come up to PDX, I'll take them to CLD just for the route on my map. Best wishes and best luck CPAir. BTW, has the IATA code been acquired? 2 digits, a digit and a number I suspect, too bad they couldn't get CP, or can they, even if they paid for the rights like what was done with PA?
sunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2111 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 11424 times:
Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 15): Quoting runner13 (Reply 10):
Which airline did it previously come from?
I think it came from the factory.
First flight 3-27-02 MSN, 17000006 Del. 21-04-2006 to Cirrus Airlines- D-ALIA- Leased from ECC Leasing Company Ltd returned to lessor 11-05-2011, std at EXT 15-06-2011. Reg as N176EC, Will become N760CP when CP takes ownership.
longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 6004 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10529 times:
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 14): BTW, has the IATA code been acquired? 2 digits, a digit and a number I suspect, too bad they couldn't get CP, or can they, even if they paid for the rights like what was done with PA?
CP is still assigned to Canadi>n Airlines, an airline which has not existed for 12 years. One would hope they would be able to acquire that code.
Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 16): Keep calling it CPAir, and we'll have Canadians in here faster than Australians giving Qantas spelling lessons.......
LOL, some times you just have to let go. Although for me, CPAir will always be orange!
This is very good news, and I think congratulations to California Pacific are certainly warranted. These ideas come and go, but to actually have an aircraft, in their paint scheme arrive at their home base ... they have already overcome 99% of the hurdles!
Clearly, a business case is in place, or investors would not have come forward. It is always exciting to see the start of a new airline.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
LHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1792 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10267 times:
Great to see them up an running....can someone refresh me on their business model/strategy? I've been a bit perplexed as to what angle they're taking. From what I gather, it's basically a West Coast/intra-CA shuttle-type offering, but I haven't come to where the fundamental value proposition is.