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LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:57 am

Regional Airlines Holdings (Canada) has signed a LoI for 10+15 Dash 8-Q400 to be based at Toronto City Airport. No delivery dates mentioned.

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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 2:27 am

Great News..hope they start the bridge soon...
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 2:40 am

Good day for the Q400 - first the FlyBe order now this!
 
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:15 am

Slawko -- ..hope they start the bridge soon...

No foolin' (they need that thing...)


Good 'wind-in-their-sails' news indeed for the Q400 program though. And the Bombardier Downsview workers, their families, and so on. I haven't heard a lot of public gripes about the plane lately so I gather most everyone operating it these days is generarlly satisfied, even if some of them like SAS particularly sure had to go through a lot before things started turning around.
 
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:22 am

Continuing from Mark_D's post, what exactly were those pesky 'teething' problems that the Q400 was prone to in the early days? What did they do to fix them? I'm curious...
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:24 am

Would this be the Ex C3 executive regional airline?
 
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:37 am

Lymanm --what exactly were those pesky 'teething' problems that the Q400 was prone to in the early days? What did they do to fix them? I'm curious...

I think Preben (Norholm)'s given some of the most specific accounts of what's been wrong with SAS's Q400s. Check these threads out:
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http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/10221/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/12978/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/57807/4/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/275248/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/316323/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/699682/4/

and this, most recently:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1017879/4/




Somewhere or other --I think around here-- I heard tell of the NVS (anti-vibration system) giving problems as well, and pitot-static systems experiencing icing problems. I have no idea what the extent of the problems was, with any of that. And/or what kind of fixes have been implemented for it.


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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:56 am

I wish we would see more of the Dash-8's here in the states. Unfortunatly the trend is to steer away from the turbos and head right for jets. The only time that is ever get to see the DH8's is when i am non-reving on US through PIT and even there they are almost hard to come-by. A few times they have shown up at DCA but till i think that the DH8 is a good plane and hope the Q400 does well in the markets it serves.
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:46 am

Dash8king, you are correct. I'm not sure if Deluce himself was from C3, but someobody high up in the food chain at Regco is supposedly from C3. Seems to me that every recent startup except Jetsgo is run by ex-C3 people!

I too hope the problems that have been plaguing the Q have been rectified.
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 8:14 am

What routes are they going to be put on? Just Montreal and Ottawa or are they thinking about going transborder? By the way WMUPilot there are Q400's out of Seattle and Portland. I know this beacuse Calgary gets one or two daily from Seattle.
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:28 am

The Deluce family did infact start Canada 3 but got out before things got ugly...They are also the family behind Air Ontario...Mr Deluce knows what hes doing when it comes to the airline biz and I think he will do a great job, if those tree hugging, park loving, socialist, communist freeks dont get their way...the upcomming mayoral race could have some impact on regco's plans...
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Sat Apr 26, 2003 12:19 pm

Well let me rephrase then Westjet_8....I would like to see more Q400's in the midwest and eastcoast...too much domination of the always busted ERJ's and the CRJ's....need some props here.
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Sat Apr 26, 2003 12:54 pm

Their original announcements stated that they wanted to serve major areas withing 500NM of Toronto including points in Ontario, Quebec and the US...ORD, EWR, and BOS I think were talked about...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: LoI Signed For 10+15 Dash 8-Q400

Sat Apr 26, 2003 12:59 pm

if those tree hugging, park loving, socialist, communist freeks dont get their way...

Slawko, you HAVE to learn to speak your mind. Spit it out.  Big grin

the upcomming mayoral race could have some impact on regco's plans......

Ironically, the leading candidate is the left-wing former mayor Barbara (Babs) Hall who is in favour of airport expansion.

I rarely vote left-of-centre but I will vote for Babs on this issue alone.



I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.