INFINITI329
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Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:06 pm

I've read in several forums on a.net in the past few days that in nutshell that Republic's Q400 flying for United Express is an on going disaster.. Can anyone get into more detail about whats really going on with Republic and the Q? How is United contributing to problem or solution?
 
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:01 pm

Does anyone have a complete list of the tail numbers operated by Republic at this point already?
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yyztpa
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:41 pm

Quoting infiniti329 (Thread starter):
I've read in several forums on a.net in the past few days that in nutshell that Republic's Q400 flying for United Express is an on going disaster.

Could you provide links to the posts?
 
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:18 pm

Do these Q400s have first class?
 
INFINITI329
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:40 pm

Quoting yyztpa (Reply 2):
Could you provide links to the posts?
Republic Airways Order 47 Embraer E175 (by queb Jan 24 2013 in Civil Aviation)

This is where the majority of the posts are , in relation to republic picking up E-jet flying for Eagle
 
floridaflyboy
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:41 pm

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 3):
Do these Q400s have first class?

Right now, some do, some don't. But eventually, they will all have it.
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slider
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:42 pm

Certainly the Q400 is and has been a maintenance pig, but the issues for YX flying as UAX with them are largely driven by crew issues.

The wind-up was too rapid, crew availability is a big problem and there were some related issues.
 
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:52 pm

From what I gather (FWIW) it is an intersection of the Q's integral mx complexities and RAH's absence of 'hands on' Q mx complexities. Other operators reported a pretty steep learning curve with this plane...to the point where SAS rejected the type. One would assume that is whats going on here.
 
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:58 pm

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 7):
From what I gather (FWIW) it is an intersection of the Q's integral mx complexities and RAH's absence of 'hands on' Q mx complexities. Other operators reported a pretty steep learning curve with this plane...to the point where SAS rejected the type. One would assume that is whats going on here.

Also, based on experience at my station, if you get a former Lynx plane, on time has been ok. If you get a former Colgan plane, you might as well have the mechanics waiting.
 
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:13 pm

Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 8):
Also, based on experience at my station, if you get a former Lynx plane, on time has been ok. If you get a former Colgan plane, you might as well have the mechanics waiting.

Ive heard that too LOL....heres the list according to airfleets.net

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Republic%20Airways-active-dh8.htm

MSN Type Delivery date Registration Remark
4168 DHC-8 402 23/03/2011 N502LX
4182 DHC-8 402 22/04/2011 N508LX
4186 DHC-8 402 13/09/2012 N510LX
4188 DHC-8 402 07/09/2012 N188WQ
4196 DHC-8 402 07/09/2012 N196WQ
4202 DHC-8 402 29/10/2012 N202WQ
4208 DHC-8 402 12/10/2012 N208WQ
4209 DHC-8 402 12/10/2012 N209WQ
4214 DHC-8 402 17/10/2012 N214WQ
4323 DHC-8 402 01/10/2012 N323NG
4328 DHC-8 402 01/10/2012 N328NG
4339 DHC-8 402 01/01/2013 N339NG
4340 DHC-8 402 07/09/2012 N34NG
4342 DHC-8 402 12/10/2012 N342NG
4346 DHC-8 402 15/10/2012 N346NG
4356 DHC-8 402 07/09/2012 N356NG
4380 DHC-8 402 12/10/2012 N380NG
 
flyboy80
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:58 pm

Anyone been inside these airplanes, or regularly work on them? I'm curious about their configuration. Is there only one forward LAV still, and do they have a forward galley for first class provisioning?
 
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:14 pm

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 10):
Anyone been inside these airplanes, or regularly work on them? I'm curious about their configuration. Is there only one forward LAV still, and do they have a forward galley for first class provisioning?

1 Lav up front, galley in the back...
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:46 pm

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 7):
From what I gather (FWIW) it is an intersection of the Q's integral mx complexities and RAH's absence of 'hands on' Q mx complexities. Other operators reported a pretty steep learning curve with this plane...to the point where SAS rejected the type. One would assume that is whats going on here.

RAH and F9 had experience with the type via Lynx. It's not like they jumped into this blind.

And you better believe RAH put the screws to Bombardier because they knew what the scoop was with these aircraft.
 
Italianflyer
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RE: Republic, UEX And The Q400

Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:13 pm

Quoting slider (Reply 12):
And you better believe RAH put the screws to Bombardier because they knew what the scoop was with these aircraft.

I had a chance to do some more research and you are correct. Looks like RAH is is doing the line mx while Bombardier is doing all heavy MRO work on the fleet through June 2021. So much for my learning curve theory.

http://www.avionics-intelligence.com...-turboprop-regional-airliners.html