This article from the evening paper here in Southampton, one of FlyBe's biggest bases.
|Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):|
That's definately not saying that it's SAS's fault it's sitting on the fence until the verdict is out. As part of SAS's Q400 maintenance is done at EXT, along with FlyBe's own planes, it really wouldn't pay them to come out and say that it was a maintenance issue!
|Quoting Cumulus (Reply 3):|
I was thinking that, but comments like the SAS fleet is "old" and operates in "extreme conditions" is a bit of a spin.....
|Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):|
Yes, definately. 6-7 years is not old
|Quoting XT6Wagon (Reply 7):|
...in many respects a 10 year old Q400 has been kicked around alot more than a 30 year old 747.
|Quoting Sandyb123 (Reply 9):|
I don't think that Q400 gear problems on 146 air quality issues are Flybe's biggest problem. I flew with them recently... never again! Very expensive for a 'budget ariline' and service was very poor.
|Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 5):|
FlyBe has a load of Embraer 145s it inherited from BA COnnect it wants to offload. SAS wants to offload its Q400s
|Quoting Multimark (Reply 8):|
here's no story here, Flybe has not had problems with their Q400's.
bosses have been investing heavily in the aircraft, spending around £400,000 on a new order earlier this year
|Quoting Cumulus (Reply 11):|
I thought BA kept its 145s from BA Connect?