LimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 826 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2135 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?
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You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
DashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1604 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 1774 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....