gsoflyer
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What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 1:08 pm

I've heard the term alot lately about aircraft that are in need of repair being ferried to another location to be used as parts.....

....How exactly is an aircraft ferried?

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BH
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RE: What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 1:11 pm

When it's just the crew onboard and no pax.
 
Cessnapimp
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RE: What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 1:17 pm

To ferry an aircraft is to fly it from point A to point B without it being a revenue flight. Only with the cabin crew on board. For example: When an airplane like a new Dash 8 Q400 comes out of the factory and is owned by lets say Emirates, it needs to be ferried from Montreal to Dubai, not necessarily by Emirates pilots, probably Canadair.

Or when an airplane, while still airworthy, needs to be flown over to a maintenance facility for repairs (althought not legally able to carry pax), the flight is called a ferry flight.
 
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RE: What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 1:23 pm

or there are some flights that need to be transferred. Like Northwest has a middle of the night ONT-OAK ferry. and I think its United has a middle of the night BWI to somewhere in Florida 757 ferry.

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PHLflyer
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RE: What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 1:26 pm

Ferry flights are used routinely to reposition aircraft.
 
Jean Leloup
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RE: What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:53 pm

Actually Cessnapimp, the Q400 would have to fly Toronto to Dubai. Even longer!  Big grin
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RE: What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:58 pm

I understood this was the term for transporting a plane by Ferry
 
Cessnapimp
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RE: What Does It Mean To "ferry" An Aircraft?

Tue Dec 11, 2001 3:36 pm

Toronto! Of course!
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