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User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 792 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Hi all. I understand Bombardier is offering Dash 8 100/300 operators the option of "refurbishing" their aircraft. This includes among other things, a new cabin interior, an overhaul of the hydraulic system and a new "glass" cockpit. I assume this glass cockpit is the same developed by FieldAviation http://fieldav.com/aircraft-modifica...dy-the-dash-8-cockpit-upgrade.aspx I have a few questions on this whole package.

1. What is the average cost of this upgrade per aircraft?
2. How long does the upgrade process take?
3. Has any airline done this upgrade to their aircraft yet?
4. Where is this upgrade process done?

[Edited 2012-04-03 21:10:09]


You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
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User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1538 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

With those added switches under the hydraulic panel, I want to know where the FO is going to put his feet.

Sorry I can't answer the rest of your question. I don't see many airlines spending this kind of money on their Dashes though.


User currently offlinebaje427 From Barbados, joined Jul 2011, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Always wonder why when Bombardier switched over to the Q why they did not incorporate the Q400 cockpit across the entire line.

User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1538 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting baje427 (Reply 2):
Always wonder why when Bombardier switched over to the Q why they did not incorporate the Q400 cockpit across the entire line.

Money.... Bombardier would have to recertify the aircraft. It would not have retained commonality with airlines who had existing fleets of earlier aircraft. Extra stores for those airlines, pilot differences training, etc....


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