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Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:05 am

The regn' is F-WWED, Air Deccan ATR-72. It arrived here about 1530 EDT. Does anyone know why it is here?

I hope it is around tomorrow morning when the low sun is available!!

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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:52 am

New Aircraft on way to India most likely.
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:34 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
New Aircraft on way to India most likely.

Why deliver it to India via ATL? The same a/c was photographed in IST on May 25th. I wonder how it ended up in ATL?


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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:47 pm

Perhaps ASA is looking at ordering some of the 500 series of the ATR-72? There's been rumors for several years now that they are looking to replace their current ATR-72 fleet. Now if a Dash 8 Q400 is seen @ ATL in the near future.....
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:55 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3):
There's been rumors for several years now that they are looking to replace their current ATR-72 fleet. Now if a Dash 8 Q400 is seen @ ATL in the near future.....

I'll keep my eyes open!
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:35 pm

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 2):
Why deliver it to India via ATL

Is any IST based Airlines planning on Purchasing some.
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:38 pm

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 2):
Why deliver it to India via ATL

Is any IST based Airlines planning on Purchasing some.
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:49 pm

Possibly new delivery. Note the letters 'KE at the nose wheel. Will be VT-DKE, I guess. As per the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) register the last Air Deccan ATR 72-212A was registered as VT-DKD.

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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:04 am

Quoting VictorTango (Reply 7):
Possibly new delivery.

It would be going the wrong way if it were a delivery flight, since ATRs are built in France. Like I mentioned previously, it has been rumored that ASA is looking to replace their older 72s with either the newer ATR 72-212A or the Dash 8-Q400 (IMHO, if the rumors are true, it would make more sense to go for the ATR 72-212As since they are already an ATR operator). They cut their fleet slightly when they returned the ex-Mount Cook 72s last year. The oldest ATR-72s currently in their fleet were delivered back in May/June of 1993. The ex-Mount Cook ones were actually newer than the rest of the fleet, being built between 1995 & 1996
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:42 am

This aircraft departed ATL at 1730EDT this afternoon (15 June 06). I was lucky enough to get a shot early this morning. Here is a shot I posted on my website:


http://www.peachair.com/images/ATL_15June_2005/F-WWED.jpg

[Edited 2006-06-16 03:43:44]
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:09 am

Any idea what happened to a new DN ATR aircraft which was damaged in a bad landing in BLR?
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:13 pm

Quoting Peachair (Reply 9):

Nice Pic.
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:40 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 8):
Like I mentioned previously, it has been rumored that ASA is looking to replace their older 72s with either the newer ATR 72-212A or the Dash 8-Q400 (IMHO, if the rumors are true, it would make more sense to go for the ATR 72-212As since they are already an ATR operator).

Going on this premise, one could assume it was here for a "look-see" visit ...

That's a long way to bring a turboprop for a "look-see" ...

What's the difference between this newer version and the older versions?

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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:50 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 12):
What's the difference between this newer version and the older versions?

Main difference are the engines, which provide more thrust, consume less, and IIRC, also produce less noise.
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:36 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 12):
Going on this premise, one could assume it was here for a "look-see" visit ...

That's a long way to bring a turboprop for a "look-see" ...

I agree. When it departed yesterday, it departed in a northeasterly direction. Seeing Air Deccan in ATL was about as weird as seeing the Vega An24 here a couple of years ago.
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:40 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 13):
Main difference are the engines, which provide more thrust, consume less, and IIRC, also produce less noise.

Don't forget about the 5-bladed prop........
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:45 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 15):
Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 13):
Main difference are the engines, which provide more thrust, consume less, and IIRC, also produce less noise.


Don't forget about the 5-bladed prop........

Actually the new prop has 6 blades.
Exceptions confirm the rule.
 
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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:27 am

Quoting Peachair (Reply 9):
This aircraft departed ATL at 1730EDT this afternoon (15 June 06). I was lucky enough to get a shot early this morning. Here is a shot I posted on my website:


ATL_15June_2005/F-WWED.jpg
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Awesome shot, great sun!

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RE: Air Deccan ATR-72 IN ATL Now

Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:40 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 16):
Actually the new prop has 6 blades.


D'OH!