YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1074 times:
Now that the F28's will ge gone by 2003 and 146s have already been grounded, which aircraft will ACR choose to replace them?
I don't think the Q400 would be a good substitute due to its limited cargo space and the CRJ series would not have enough runway to operate from the 6000' or less strips currently served by F28s in BC. So what other options does ACR have?
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
With the AC contract restrictions I am betting it will be more of the Dash-8 family, and what ever CRJ's Air Canada takes out of the mainline...unless that issue/restriction has been dealt with and changed.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 996 times:
All of AirBCs 146s have been grounded, so I figured that was the situation back east as well. The problem with Dash 8's out west is that they are unable to haul the cargo thats needed to the northern locations. That is why nearly every norhern city in BC is served by jets. It is also the reason why AC is putting in a F28 run into Kamloops on saturdays as dash 8s cannot fly the skiing equipment for the skiiers.
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 979 times:
The F-28's are nearly all out of service, or they are. There are atleast 10 parked around YYC. I don't know if ACR will ever replace them, maybe something that is more of a new area than a direct replacement.