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Any Lynx Updates For Cert.?

Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:08 pm

ANything in particular hanging up the q400's with lynx and their op. certif. It almost seems to me that they should just keep their 1st Lynx cities as is with RJ's and start over with new markets to introduce the q400(maybe except SUX who are just plain lucky to have the service)!
.. To me it wouldnt matter, but to many, possibly in Wichita, they are gonna wonder what happened to their nice speedy little jet! Almost like a downgrade in equip. and a possible PR issue... as in'' NO really, your're gonna love these things, it'll be better than these Embraers!"????
 
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RE: Any Lynx Updates For Cert.?

Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:31 pm

The last (public) update was October 4, after the meeting with the FAA had happened:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm.../0,2777,DRMN_23912_5714047,00.html

The meeting could only happen because there were "less than 200" issues to be resolved - all to do with manuals and procedural documents.

Supposedly, Lynx has responded to that round of FAA notes, and the FAA will respond by early to mid November.

Quoting RJNUT (Thread starter):
(maybe except SUX who are just plain lucky to have the service)!

DEN-SUX will got to 3 x daily in January.

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RE: Any Lynx Updates For Cert.?

Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:35 am

Listen, I'm a horizon F/A...and I can tell you that the Q400 is no downgrade to a CR7...best case scenaro is the E jet, unfortunately RW flies it... And thats a mess of an issue compared to the QX operation we had out there. Anyways, I love the 400...its a wonderful airplane from a passenger perspective and I doubt theres more than about 23mins block time difference for that route.
 
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RE: Any Lynx Updates For Cert.?

Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:42 am

Quoting Mariner (Reply 1):
The meeting could only happen because there were "less than 200" issues to be resolved - all to do with manuals and procedural documents.

That's funny (kinda). F9, which has its act together as far as being an airline -- an exceptionally good one at that -- can't get its act together with regards to manuals and procedures when it comes to documentation for Lynx? Something doesn't jive here. Did they hire a bunch of greenhorns to run Lynx? You would think they would have "seeded" the operation with seasoned managers.
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RE: Any Lynx Updates For Cert.?

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:07 am

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3):
. Did they hire a bunch of greenhorns to run Lynx? You would think they would have "seeded" the operation with seasoned managers.

I don't think that I would dismiss Tom Nunn - the CEO of Lynx - as a "greenhorn", at least with regard to aviation safety.

http://denver.bizjournals.com/denver...07/01/08/story11.html?jst=pn_pn_lk

Nor any of the Frontier team who moved to Lynx.

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RE: Any Lynx Updates For Cert.?

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3):
That's funny (kinda). F9, which has its act together as far as being an airline -- an exceptionally good one at that -- can't get its act together with regards to manuals and procedures when it comes to documentation for Lynx? Something doesn't jive here. Did they hire a bunch of greenhorns to run Lynx? You would think they would have "seeded" the operation with seasoned managers.

I don't think it is so much that Lynx does not have its act together. There is so much red tape these days, and we all should be aware of the difficulties it takes to get a new airline off the ground. Look at Virgin America for example, I really thought they were never going to get airborne.

While I am just as disappointed in the slow moving process, I also understand the importance of getting everything perfect for launch. As far as the management team, they have some excellent ball players ready to play ball. Tom Nunn is certainly seasoned, and he has a team that is striving to get this airline flying. Lynx will be flying soon, and most importantly, Lynx will be 110% successful.
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RE: Any Lynx Updates For Cert.?

Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:17 pm

My son and I were at BJC last evening having an early dinner and noticed 502LX, 503LX, and 504LX on the ramp. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/phpQNWlrW.jpg

Around 1800 hrs, 501LX landed and taxied past us and parked on the ramp. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/1185418918dKE6IW.jpg

My son walked out on the ramp and asked the pilot is he could snap some pictures of the cockpit and interior and the pilot let him in. Notice all the bugs on the windscreen. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/phpRrpRrS.jpg
He also snapped this shot of the interior. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/phpO9tRiS.jpg

The pilot told him that they have been busy flying the Q400's around the midwest and Rocky Mountain region lately and that they anticipate receiving final certification in mid-November. They had been to Montana and Cheyenne, Wyoming yesterday practing touch-and-go's and ILS approaches.

From a father's perspective, the pilot made a great impression on a 13-year old boy. I can't thank him enough for taking the time out of the end of his day to show my son the cockpit and interior. My son was very impressed by the seat pitch as compared to OO and UA that he has recently flown. And he was really psyched about the all glass cockpit.

So to the pilot of 501LX, thanks for making my son's day.

[Edited 2007-10-24 08:26:25]

[Edited 2007-10-24 08:28:21]
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