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Proving Flights Question - Tiger V. Lynx

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:54 pm

Tiger Airways - Australia - is set to get it's approval from the Australian authorities after 4 proving flights - 2 x roundtrip:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/travel...-off/2007/11/21/1195321836136.html

Lynx, on the other hand, will make a total of 34 proving flights - 17 x round trip - of which eight (4 x round trip) were completed this week.

It's an odd disparity in number. Is it just the difference in national regulations, or is to do with the aircraft - jet v. prop?

TIA

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[Edited 2007-11-21 11:58:16]
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RE: Proving Flights Question - Tiger V. Lynx

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:57 pm

I seem to recall when US was introducing the EMB-170 into their fleet, they needed something on the order of a few dozen proving runs, about what you say Lynx will need. And that was just adding a new type onto an existing certificate.
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