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What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?  
User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9577 times:

I've heard the term alot lately about aircraft that are in need of repair being ferried to another location to be used as parts.....

....How exactly is an aircraft ferried?

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User currently offlineBh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9548 times:

When it's just the crew onboard and no pax.

User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9545 times:

To ferry an aircraft is to fly it from point A to point B without it being a revenue flight. Only with the cabin crew on board. For example: When an airplane like a new Dash 8 Q400 comes out of the factory and is owned by lets say Emirates, it needs to be ferried from Montreal to Dubai, not necessarily by Emirates pilots, probably Canadair.

Or when an airplane, while still airworthy, needs to be flown over to a maintenance facility for repairs (althought not legally able to carry pax), the flight is called a ferry flight.


User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9529 times:

or there are some flights that need to be transferred. Like Northwest has a middle of the night ONT-OAK ferry. and I think its United has a middle of the night BWI to somewhere in Florida 757 ferry.

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User currently offlinePhlflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9523 times:

Ferry flights are used routinely to reposition aircraft.

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9498 times:

Actually Cessnapimp, the Q400 would have to fly Toronto to Dubai. Even longer!  Big grin


Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9494 times:

I understood this was the term for transporting a plane by Ferry

User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9478 times:

Toronto! Of course!
I am lowering my head in shame as I type...


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