airtran737 wrote:cheapgreek wrote:lightsaber wrote:Which E145? There were a series of PIPs that improved runway performance (airframe and engine PIPs). The winglets helped as did an engine thrust improvement PIP. The AE 3007 engine has quite a bit of thrust variation among ERJ145 models. Last I looked, there were 8 variants running on the ERJ 145. In particular the AE3007A1E has much better hot/high performance than the other variants. Is the A2 only for the business jets? I believe so, but I do not know if it was offered as a retrofit.
So what was Piedmont operating? Which MTOW?
I know Continental insisted on improvements before buying. What version did Piedmont buy?
Piedmont did not buy the E145's, but AA pulled them from Envoy and some that were parked and transferred them to Piedmont. What ever model they have, the CRJ-200 can operate from HVN while the E145 cannot.The HVN-PHL route is about 200 miles so it does not speak well of the E145. Piedmont also said they could not operate the E145 out of SBY and its 6400 foot runway. Again I don't know what version Piedmont has, but any RJ should be able to operate off a 5600 or 6400 foot runway.
The 145 should be able to do a flaps 22 takeoff on a 5600 foot runway. Hell, we do flaps 9 out of DBQ and that’s 6500 feet. When TYR was using the short runway we were flying out of there as well.
The response from Piedmont when asked about 145's serving HVN. " Q. Will HVN get ERJ-145's to PHL?, > A. Current runway lengths and obstructions do not allow for ERJ-145 operations to/from
HVN." Yet the CRJ-200 will be assigned to HVN. A court case involving paving the overruns is currently in the hands of the US appeals court.