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Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 10:41 am

ATR received an order for one ATR 42-500 and four ATR 72-500s plus two options from Air Tahiti. The order will allow the French Polynesian airline to renew and increase its existing fleet and extend its inter-island network. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between Nov. 2004 and Dec. 2008.

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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 10:42 am

A large order for 5 airplanes.  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 10:43 am

Yeah, it is for small aircraft into their islands.
 
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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 10:53 am

Proof that turboprops ain't dead just yet...

They still are reliable proven workhorses, and still much cheaper than those small fancy jets to operate.

And of course, the routes they'll fly and fuel prices probaby justifies them too...
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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 11:32 am

Well... its about the same dimension for them if SWA would go out shopping for around 400+100 B737 in one go... For Air Tahiti it is definately a large order, same applies to ATR these days. And it clearly shows that RJs are not the -heal-everything medium these days, but that props have a niche market as well.

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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 11:37 am

A large order for Air Tahiti at least that currently only has a fleet of 10 aircraft.


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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 9:38 pm

Too bad they aren't taking immediately delivery because I am flying them PPT-BOB a week from tomorrow
 
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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 9:52 pm

...But gosh, it would be nice to find a turboprop that doesn't render one deaf after even a short flight.... I really wanted to like them, but the only ones I've been on were NOT pleasant experiences...
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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 10:14 pm

GSPSPOT, Air Tahiti sure has found one. The ATR42-500 and ATR72-500 (as well as the Q400, Saab 2000 and other new generation turboprops) are in a whole different league from their predecessors, including earlier ATR models. I took a couple of flights with Air Tahiti and was amazed by the low noise level and lack of vibration on the -500s. From inside the cabin, it was virtually indistinguishable from flying on a jet--in fact, I found it preferable to the cramped (and, in the rear at least, noisy!) ERJs and CRJs that have invaded North America. Try one, you'll like it!  Smile
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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 10:19 pm

How does any island carrier keep their planes healthy? I would think that the misting seaspray would quickly and eventually rot away tiny moving parts in the propeller engine creating an inflight failure.
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RE: Air Tahiti Places Large Order

Tue May 25, 2004 10:21 pm

FoxBravo:

That's GREAT news! I just wish US would replace it's old DeHavillands with some of this new equpment.
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