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by TripleDelta
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Can be both fully loaded which lead to 1563kg total (i.e 20kg max per pax on a 78 Pax version Q400 fully loaded) or is there any limitation? If payload and fuel allow (that is, if there's room until MTOM/MRM - Maximum Ramp Mass) - and the floor loading is within limits - here's no problem. I rememb...

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by TripleDelta
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

A380MSN004 wrote:
The maximum bagage capacity in the actual Q400 (78 pax) is 1150kg overall ?


1150 kg (standard size aft hold) + 413 kg (forward hold).

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by TripleDelta
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

I always wondered why the 2L door is rarely used what is the reason ? Two main reasons: the door frame is pretty small (since 2L is essentially a service door) and it's VERY easy to bang one's head passing through... and the optional aft air stair takes up measurable space in the galley (which is a...

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by TripleDelta
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

such as 4000-5000 hours per year To expand on this point further: in high-intensity regional ops, a significant amount of time is "lost" during ground stops since there are quite a few of them during the average day. Hence, the highest flight time can be achieved by flying long flights wi...

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by TripleDelta
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

4000-5000 hours per year For that to be even physically possible, the year would have to be 600+ days long (365 days times 24 hours is 8760 hours). OU, for example, has one of the highest Q400 utilization rates worldwide - and their examples clock around 2500 hours a year. At peak times, this could...

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by TripleDelta
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Do Q400 operators are struggling to recruit Captains or First officer at the moment ? As much as anybody else. There's a general pilot shortage out there, so finding crews (especially experienced) is not easy no matter what you're flying. I'm asking this because I see non stop online promotion for ...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Interesting. What are the differences in terms of equipement for the "modern" version between the Base and Max ? Equipment doesn't influence the Maximum Takeoff Mass; only the Empty Mass. MTOM is the same regardless of what equipment the customer chooses to install (i.e. a Max with a basi...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Mind you, the "classic Q400" comes in four maximum mass variants: Basic, Intermediate, High and Enhanced High. The MTOM difference between the lightest and heaviest is 1,600 kg (28,000 vs 29,600); so there may even be borderline cases where the Basic can use a runway at MTOM, while the En...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Does an airport with the following PCN : 14 / F / C / W / T can stand frequent Q400 operations at MTOW ? The manuals for the variant we operate say that it can't handle the Q400 at MTOM at all . For flexible pavement (F) with a low strength category (C), the book lists an ACN of 18.3. There is a pr...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

It needs better brakes and wings for landing distance especially on contaminated runways... it’s pretty shoddy right now... especially with a 5-7 second heat up time for the carbon brakes which can eat a lot of runway in the winter. Even on compacted snow, the Q400 needs just 1300 meters of runway ...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Some more info from DHC v2.0: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-de-havilland-eyes-dash-8-resurgence-460454/ Such updates likely include new cockpit technologies and efficiency improvements, though De Havilland is also considering new variants including a 50-seater, the Toronto comp...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Is it possible with out spending huge amounts of money that the Q400 could modified to shed some weight? Unlikely; the issue is with the entire fuselage and wing. Like the Fokker 50, the Q400 is built like a battleship (the interior is another story, but don't let that fool you); trimming it down w...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

I found it weird because as far as I know, Flybe is flying on high rotations their aircrafts and so the Q400 generate more revenued than doing the same with ATR72s. The Q400 works best in a comparatively narrow band of flight times... 1:30-1:45 seems to be the magic number in Europe. On shorter fli...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

"The Q400’s fuel consumption is nearly 30% more than that of the ATR72 under similar 300NM environmental conditions in high speed cruise." Well, of course it would be given the speed and mass difference. The Q400's High Speed Cruise is around the 350 KTAS mark, some 20% faster than the AT...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are basler BT67 Still being produced?
Replies: 27
Views: 5028

Re: Are basler BT67 Still being produced?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Don’t confuse fuel consumption with efficiency. If true, we’d still be flying DC-6. The BT-67 flies 25% faster while carrying 43% more payload with more cargo volume.


With more easily obtainable fuel, higher Time Between Overhauls and vastly improved reliability.

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by TripleDelta
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

But the Q400 carry 20% more passengers at the same level of comfort Actually, the vast majority of Q400s flying today are based on the 78 seat configuration (there are varations; my airline operates this config with two seats removed to fit an extended galley); 86/90 seat versions can be found most...

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by TripleDelta
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are basler BT67 Still being produced?
Replies: 27
Views: 5028

Re: Are basler BT67 Still being produced?

Just looked at the wikipedia page and indeed the reworking is quite extensive, including the lengthening of the airframe. I was quite surprised that the new engines - they are much of course - were less fuel-efficient than the original ones from 80plus years ago. Here's Basler's own infographic, li...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Also, a brief look at flights currently over Canada shows a fair number of non-speeding Q400s. In addition to the TAS/GS issue, there's also one other thing to consider when looking at North America: in the ~70 seat segment, there's effectively no option except the Q400 (unless ATR manages to break...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Slightly offtopic, what would be your cheaper options to do the job? Realistically, you don't have much choice. Despite their similarities, the ATR-72 and Q400 are not direct competitors - yes, their markets overlap occasionally, but they were intended for two different types of operations. The ATR...

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by TripleDelta
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

The difference is the Dash 8 - Q400 can fly at High Speed Cruise (345KTAS) then you can do longer flights or catch up delay if you fly in delay. If I understood correctly, you're assuming that Q400 operators plan their flights to be in ATR performance brackets; this is not so. In the majority of Da...

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by TripleDelta
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

- ATR 72-600 Max Cruise Speed : 275 KTAS / Fuel Burn : 675 kg/Hour / Max capacity : 78 Pax - Dash 8 - Q400 : Long Range Cruise : 290 KTAS / Fuel Burn : 750kg/Hour / Max capacity : 90 Pax - Maintenance cost is lower on the ATR - Crews cost the same The difference is the Dash 8 - Q400 can fly at High...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Is the Q400 production going smooth since DHC took over, I so hope the plane stays in production. During a press briefing at this year's Paris Air Show, company execs said that they dispatched their first Q400 just 18 days after formally starting business - and that they had completed their first f...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Do you have an idea why very few EU operators jumped on this option? I can only speak for my carrier; in its case, many flights are pretty baggage-heavy (23 kg allowance for economy, up to 32 for business), and there's often some cargo and mail on board - so the front hold frequently comes in handy...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Ok thanks, all clear now. The fact that the vast majority of carriers did not even go for the 86 seat version - despite it being an off-the-shelf ready-to-use variant - says a lot. By all appearances, even if a 90 seat conversion was simple, cheap and without any paperwork attached, there would be ...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Why the 90 seats exactly is very likely more trouble than it's worth? As mentioned previously, some form of additional paperwork (and possibly even additional partial certification) would be required. BBD/DHC (as the manufacturer) to my knowledge currently recognizes just two high density layouts: ...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed

Very poor planning by the passenger... the anniversary of the previous MUC security breach is 28.07., not 27.08.! :D

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

teachpdx wrote:
DD (Nok Air) flies the 86-seat variant. It doesn’t feel any different than the 74-seaters, in my experience.


I'm on the other side of 6 feet - so even my carrier's 31" pitch occasionally leaves a bit to be desired :D.

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by TripleDelta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

TripleDelta wrote:
(since the change would require a Supplemental Type Certificate)


Maybe this could even be avoided if DHC themselves did it and offered it as a manufacturer option or some such... legal eagles will know better than me. But would DHC actually do this a hurt sales is another question entirely.

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by TripleDelta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

To get back to the original question, the retrofit doesn't seems to be a viable option because of lot of reglementation / certification paperwork. The only option to get a dense Q400 is to get a new aircraft from the OEM but this has a price! If you want 90 seats exactly , it's very likely more tro...

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by TripleDelta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Does the Type I Door exist since the launch of the 90Y version (Spicejet) or some previous frame had also the Type I Door config? Actually, it's not a new idea; BBD had offered an optional 86 seat configuration (29" pitch) in which the Type II/III exit would be deactivated and the forward carg...

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by TripleDelta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Recently we saw the new version of the Q400 up to 90Y. Do you guys think it's possible to convert an "old" Q400 from Flybe (78Y) to a 90Y version pretty easily? Or do you think it would be a complicated and expensive conversion? It's not as simple as slotting in a few extra seats; the 78 ...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12298

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

Interesting. I had never heard of that. Well I can't personally attest to that but if it changes how the engine sounds significantly and if it makes you slam into the seat in front then that's definitely what I've had to go through the 10 or so times I've flown on the Dash It's not the engines that...

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by TripleDelta
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12298

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

Dash 8 Q400s It is more than likely that what you experienced was not reverse at all, but what Bombardier calls "discing": the blades are set to a position where they produce no forward thrust at all and give maximum drag, so the props act like giant 4 meter airbrakes. Discing is also the...

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by TripleDelta
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Can you give us more details about the fact that the 5% reduction from the upgraded PW150C is not a sure thing yet? (sounds promising on the paper at least) The C version of the engine was actually developed for China's MA700; according to most reports, only later did PW&C and BBD decided the c...

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by TripleDelta
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10381

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

It's 500-600 kg/h. Can be stretched a bit by being creative. I did 1500 nm recently in headwind, still had enough left over for 2 hours at least. If you want to "cook the performance charts", a Q400 with a light load and full fuel will do five hours/2,000 NM at Long Range Cruise (TAS 280)...

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by TripleDelta
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10381

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

The Q400 has that little range? Thats a stroll in the park for the ATR! My record is 9 hours so far, so around 2300 - 2400 nm. A-ha. Going off stock ATR-72-600 specs (http://www.atraircraft.com/products_app/media/pdf/Fiche_72-600_Juin-2014.pdf, the most equivalent model to the Q400 in terms of gene...

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by TripleDelta
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10381

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

Some numbers for the < 78 seat variant: ⋅  with full fuel (~ 5,200 kg) ⋅  at Maximum Take Off Mass ⋅  in ISA conditions at 25,000 ft ⋅  at an Intermediate Cruise regime (the most sensible choice for most ops) the Q400 has a total endurance of just over five an...

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by TripleDelta
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10381

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

There are quite a few Q400 flights within Europe with times simlar to those... OS GRZ-RHO for example, or many LG flights to the Med... BT RIX-BRU... OU also flew SPU-AMS, DBV-FRA & ZAG-AMS, in addition to regular ZAG-BRU, ZAG-CPH and DBV-ZRH...

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by TripleDelta
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 65
Views: 12023

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

How long does a new certification take? Depends on simulator and instructor availability, plus potential company requirements. If you were really in a hurry, an experienced crew could go from Day 1 of Ground School to having a Type Rating in their license in about two-three months (maybe even less)...

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by TripleDelta
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 65
Views: 12023

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Because they are retiring the model they were flying on? How many of them are certified to operate both the Q400 and A320? You retrain them. New Type Rating and off you go. The average European pilot (especially starting out in t-prop ops) will likely go through 2-3 Type Ratings in his/her life. so...

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by TripleDelta
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 65
Views: 12023

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Blerg wrote:
What will happen to the Q400 pilots? Will they be fired?


Why would they fire seasoned & experienced crews in the middle of a (slight) expansion?

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by TripleDelta
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Other question, they manage to go up to 90 seats thanks by removing the fwd baggage compartment. Does a full 90 pax Flight does the AFT cargo can hold 90 luggages (standard size). The bigger problem are the floor loading limits; unless they've been raised, on the standard (max 78 pax) model it is 1...

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by TripleDelta
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

They have kevlar sheeting affixed to the wings due to the poor quality of the runways that they use. It's called an Ice Protection Panel, and it's not affixed to the wing - but to the fuselage to protect it from ice flying off the props (there's a photo in the article, and it is clearly explained)....

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by TripleDelta
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Thanks for your feedback TripleDelta, as usual very interesting, the Q400 seems to have no secret for you :). When you sit in one for a living, you get to know it pretty well :D Does any official Q400 documentation exist explaining from what mission length it's benefitial to fly at FL 270 instead o...

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by TripleDelta
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

I've red somewhere that the Q400 doesnt have oxygen masks hence its service ceiling is max FL250 but apparently an option exist to have the oxygen masks fitted that allow the Q400 to fly at FL270. Is this true? Correct; few turboprops actually have them. The costs/benefits don't work in their favor...

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by TripleDelta
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

VSMUT wrote:
No APU for example.


The APU is an optional extra on the Q400; the basic no-frills version doesn't even have it. The fact that virtually all - if not all - operators chose to have it fitted says that it is not dead weight.

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by TripleDelta
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Thanks for All those very interesting details. I recently had a chat with a Q400 Captain/Instructor @ Luxair about the reliability of the Q400. According his own experience he hasn't had much more issue than other aircrafts he flew (B737 Classic / A320 / Fokker). The thing about the Q400 is that it...

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by TripleDelta
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

I think a lot of that has to do with the high profile SAS gear collapses. Possible; but I'm more inclined to believe that all of its current woes are simply down to it being a huge compromise. Battleship build and 360 knot cruise speeds cost money - so to keep the end price sensible enough, Bombard...

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by TripleDelta
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 180
Views: 27528

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Also I have seen the Q400 being referred to as a hangar queen. While the Q400 undeniably suffers from some reliability issues, the label "hangar queen" is unjust. Its record first needs to be put into perspective; that is, measured against the types of operations and flight frequencies it...

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