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FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:40 pm

Earlier today a friend of mine nailed the first FedEx ATR72. Seemingly it replaced the Fokker 27 that was being used on feeder flights to/from Campinas VCP

http://photobucket.com/albums/v363/F...¤t=N810FX_04NOV05_1600_1.jpg

Good catch!

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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:49 pm

Interesting to say the least...Especially with all the window plugs!
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:56 pm

Moutain Air Cargo has been flying the ATR 42 out of BNA for several months now for FedEX.

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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:05 pm

thats a beautiful aircraft
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:42 pm

Hey,have you uploaded those pics that you showed us?they look acceptable to me.

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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:20 pm

What Capacity.
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:32 pm

I have seen an ATR-42 out of Seattle operated by Fed Ex. Are they truly Fed Ex planes or operated by a subsidiary?
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:40 pm

Those pictures look great, you should upload them...

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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:22 pm

Quoting Cessna172RG (Reply 6):
I have seen an ATR-42 out of Seattle operated by Fed Ex. Are they truly Fed Ex planes or operated by a subsidiary

If it was Seattle, it was an Empire Airlines ATR 42 you saw. I think the planes are owned by Fedx Corporate, but operated by subsidiaries
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:15 pm

The photos are not mine, but from a good friend, he uploads here occasionaly.
His photos can be seen here
I advised him to upload the FedEx ATR.

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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:29 pm

I wonder why they went with the 42 instead of the 72 cargo variant.
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:13 am

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 10):
I wonder why they went with the 42 instead of the 72 cargo variant.

Probably because these 42s were more readily available in used quantities versus the 72, and therefore cheaper to buy.
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:32 am

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 10):
wonder why they went with the 42 instead of the 72 cargo variant.

See the topic, they went with both !
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:43 am

They start flying in the route vcp-eze-vcp on Friday Nov 11. Those pic are from the proving run that they are doing in south america.
 
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:40 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 12):
See the topic, they went with both !

There in lies the problem. I'm at work right now and the "computer nazis" won't let us view any personal pages.  irked 

Thanks for the info though.
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:44 am

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 14):
I'm at work right now and the "computer nazis" won't let us view any personal pages.

Just courius, you didn´t have the time to read the topic and yet you posted ?
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:06 am

42 & 72 both come factory equipped with a usable cargo door. They just wait till the seats corrode out and replace them with freight.

I am not sure what the difference is between a Cessna 208 and a ATR42 as far as usable cargo volume and payload but it appears to be about double. That would appear to be a significant increase in payload on a feeder route.

I might also add that the last few times that I have been on a 42/72 with less that full load of passengers they have moved passengers forward because of CG issues. I wonder if that would be a sticking point with freight service as the ATR appears to have more sensitive CG issues than other turboprops that I have been on.

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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:15 am

Quoting Okie (Reply 16):
I am not sure what the difference is between a Cessna 208 and a ATR42 as far as usable cargo volume and payload but it appears to be about double.

The payload is 2.5 times the payload of the Caravan.
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:22 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 15):
Just courius, you didn´t have the time to read the topic and yet you posted ?

I'm human. I misread the title, and as I stated in my last reply, I am unable to read the thread starters link.
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RE: FedEx ATR72

Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:38 am

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 18):
and as I stated in my last reply, I am unable to read the thread starters link.

You didn´t state it, but now I understand. Thanks.
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