Delta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 656 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 900 times:
When will Mesaba replace their SF3s with ARJs cause I live in Youngstown and NWA stores their SF3s here overnight, I have access to the hanger and I really want to get some pics of their regional jets.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 862 times:
ARJ's hold 69 pax, XJ has 36 and thats all there ever will be since the Arvo is going out of production. I doubt YNG will ever see an Arvo as you only have 2x to DTW and one flight is a continuation from State College, PA.
Northwest has been assigning ARJ's to former DC-9-10 type routes and CRJ's to larger more competive markets. XJ has about 50 Saab's that are less than 5 years old that will be flying for many more years to come, don't expect a CRJ in YNG anytime soon.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 854 times:
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Mesaba doesn't actually have any CRJ's, they are all owned/operated by Express I but are ground-serviced at Mesaba stations by Mesaba staff. The Avros were limited to 36 aircraft due to a clause in NW's pilot contract restricting the amount of aircraft of that size that can be flown by the Airlink partners. Coupled with the fact that the Avro isn't made anymore, that fleet will not see any growth in terms of additional aircraft. Mesaba's goal is to try to pick up some of the new allotment of CRJ's that NW has ordered. Right now Express I has all of them but negotiations are on to take some CRJ's.
ARJ's aren't a replacement for Saabs, they are in addition to. They fill a totally different need, being that they are roughly double the size.