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PIA To Lease Saab 2000's  
User currently offlineThud From Pakistan, joined Aug 2000, 204 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

I have just heard from someone in PIA that the company will lease the Saab's to replace the F-27's.

Do you guys think the Saab is a good choice

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User currently offlineCFM-56 From Finland, joined Sep 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

I think Saab 2000 is waay better than a 30-year old F27.

User currently onlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

The question is is the S2000 capable of handling the rough/ unimproved runways the F27 can serve? The Fokker may be old, but it is a reliable airframe with good unimproved airfield characteristics. The latter is not something I think of when I think of the Saab. I have flown on the Saab 2000, and do think it is a good airplane, but don't think it is the best match for PIA though.

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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

I agree with both CFM-56 and CV990A. The Saab 2000 is indeed a much younger and better aircraft than the ageing Fokker 27. However, I agree with CV990A that the Saab 2000 might not be capable of handling rough terrains. I think the Fokker 50 is a better option for PIA as they already have experience with the Fokker 27. It requires minimal training and the Fokker 50 is known to be an aircraft that can handle rough terrains (or unimproved runway characteristics as CV990A says) according to a KLM Uk maintenance worker I know.



User currently offlineSayem55 From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

Why aren’t they going for DHC Dash 7/8 looks very similar to Saab 2000 and is more capable than Saab 2000?and most importantly PIA engineers have got some experience on DHC aircraft, Twin Otter.
What do you think guys.

User currently offlineEAC_732 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

I don't think the Dash 7 would be much of an improvement because the aircraft is ageing. The F-50 would be a great choice, the Saab 2000 wouldn't be for the reasons CV990A and A388 mentioned. Maybe the Dash 8-100 or 200 would be a better choice for PIA.


User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3325 times:

Hmm. this is intriguing! And I presumed that they had gone too far ahead with the ATR42/72's!

I personally think that the ATR series will be better suited to PIA.


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6812 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

It would be interesting to see the state of the runways that PIA plan to send the Saab into, as aircraft with high wings and props are normally suited to rough rocky runways as the props are not as prone to damage from small rocks etc..

User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

Mixed types of Dash 8 will be more usefull for them .


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