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Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:43 pm

Coming into DTW the other day, got me thinking as to where they former Mesaba fleets have ended-up after removal from the Northwest Airlink and/or Delta Connection flying.

How many of the aircraft are still in service? I know a bunch ended up going back to Europe.

I noticed that there is a lone Saab N412XJ, painted in USAirways Express colors from the short-lived LGA operation, parked outside the 9E hangar in DTW, with props removed.
 
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:12 pm

Saab's are making their way to Silver Airways in Fla. The ARJ I think are being/have been scraped.
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:19 pm

Quoting sunking737 (Reply 2):
The ARJ I think are being/have been scraped.

The majority of the Avros are actively operating with CityJet on behalf of Air France.
 
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:20 pm

The vast majority of the RJ85 aircraft ended up in Europe with AF-KL subsidiary CityJet to replace their ageing fleet of BAe 146-200 aircraft. I think most are still in service with WX although a couple might have moved on.
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:59 pm

One of the ARJ's is a fire trainer in MEM.
 
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:31 pm

THe bulk of the Avros found their new life in Europe at CityJet, as mentioned. They originally acquired 23 of them, but I believe they had up to 28 of the 35 at one point. Of the remaining 7, I believe 3 went to the UAE Amiri Flight wing (including one for parts), 1 was scrapped in YYC and 3 went for a short time to a company in South Africa. Sadly, of course, 528 has long served as a fire trainer in MEM after a mechanic destroyed her in 2002.

Some of the 49 strong B+ saabs can be found in Thailand, Alaska and the reincarnated Gulfstream Airlines, known as Silver Airways. The remainder from what I understand have yet to find homes. There may be 1 or 2 flying at Colgan.
 
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:42 pm

A few of the Saabs (4?) are now flown by PenAir. I saw 1 up here in Anchorage last week still in the NW Airlink paint job and XJ reg.

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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:26 pm

A bunch of the SF340's are with or headed to Silver in FLL

Quoting thegoldenargosy (Reply 4):
One of the ARJ's is a fire trainer in MEM.

That was not by choice.
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:59 pm

Is that the ARJ 85 that had a run-in with the jetbridge?
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:10 pm

I realise that it is illogical as Mesaba don't have them, but the second I glanced at the thread title and saw ARJ I immediately thought of the Comac ARJ21!
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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:31 pm

Quoting azjubilee (Reply 5):
Sadly, of course, 528 has long served as a fire trainer in MEM after a mechanic destroyed her in 2002.

Funny how 528 ended up being written off then used as a fire trainer. That plane was always a little "weird." We always called it the haunted plane. Strange things happened on that bird whenever it RONed in HSV. Nobody ever wanted to work it alone at night. We used to tell newbies about it then sneak up on them and scare the hell out of them when they were servicing it. Good times; almost as fun as sending them to get the bin stretcher.

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RE: Mesaba ARJs And SF3s - Where Are They Now?

Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:28 pm

Quoting sunking737 (Reply 1):
The ARJ I think are being/have been scraped.

Why, did they have rust on them?
 
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