connies4ever
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Ethiopian 2-class Q400s

Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:50 am

ET have taken delivery of the first of five reconfigured Q400s. The interior setup is 7J/60Y.

http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engine...econfigures-dash-8-q400-fleet-1002

By 'reconfigured' I am thinking these are 2nd-hand aircraft, but perhaps I missed an order announcement. When all five are delivered, ET's existing one-class fleet (eight) will get the same treatment.

I would not have thought there was a lot of demand for J out of ADD but clearly I'm wrong on this. So at the end of this process, ET will have 13 two-class Q400s serving regional routes out of ADD.

ET are clearly doing some interesting things, with service to NA now with 77Ls (YYZ and I believe now IAD), and have just accepted their first Dreamliner. I guess building ADD into a regional hub is a big goal. Good luck to them.
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EY460
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RE: Ethiopian 2-class Q400s

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:15 am

The eight Q400 were already in the fleet, delivered to Ethiopian between 2010 and 2012, and configured Y78. The 5 are outstanding orders, delivered already with business class seats.
 
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RE: Ethiopian 2-class Q400s

Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:48 pm

Others and myself were puzzled when the initial Q400s were ordered in a single class config back in 2010. As we had predicted, ET has now backtracked and will introduce a 2-class offering. KQ did the same mistake with the ERJs and had to retrofit them as well.

One of the original eight Q400s is with ASKY so I suspect it will also get the changes (with a ET Q400 as backfill till the change incorporation is done).
 
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RE: Ethiopian 2-class Q400s

Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:23 pm

Quoting connies4ever (Thread starter):
ET are clearly doing some interesting things, with service to NA now with 77Ls (YYZ and I believe now IAD), and have just accepted their first Dreamliner. I guess building ADD into a regional hub is a big goal. Good luck to them.

Articles on ET in a recent issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.
http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....l/avd_08_21_2012_p01-01-487895.xml
http://www.aviationweek.com/awmobile...l/avd_08_22_2012_p03-01-488193.xml

And some photos of Mount Kilimanjaro taken from ET's first 787 during a 4-hour sightseeing flight as part of the delivery events.
http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.as...2ee555-d780-4c40-a2e3-9ee11b722c0c

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