Lowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2700 times:
Northern Air Cargo also operates them, but I am not sure that they are -500's either. For what it is worth, I have been told that you can flight plan them for 10,000 lbs of payload and 2000NM. Its not a fast plane, but it can probably accomplish that mission for less than just about any other plane out there. It would probably be a direct replacement for the Convair 580. If the scarcity of available used ATRs is any indication, they are very effective.
Have to go back through my books,the VU is the FIN,Functional Ident. Number,each shelf on the rack will have it's individual FIN((91VU,92VU etc)really helps when you are chasing relays,80 VU is behind the capt,mostly nav&com boxes,every electrical componant has a FIN and it corresponds on the ASM & AWM,it helps tremendously.