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by GoHokies
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 47223

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

I personally think this is a good outcome for all parties involved. Mitsubishi gains a good foundation into the regional jet market with an existing support infrastructure that will buy them some time while they keep working on the MRJ. I can see the CRJ production line ending once the MRJ enters s...

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by GoHokies
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 132721

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

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I got the 75% of mainline figure from the link below. From page 4, "The total number of regional aircraft with greater than 30 seats cannot exceed 75% of the active mainline narrowbody fleet."

https://www.mba.aero/wp-content/uploads ... 11-AAC.pdf

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by GoHokies
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 132721

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

So as part of their quarterly earnings, AA updated the fleet plan(linked below). With the CRJ-900 and E-175 orders, the American Eagle fleet plan shows 607 planes at the end of 2019. I thought that due to the scope clause that the American Eagle fleet could not exceed 75% of the mainline narrow body...

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by GoHokies
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 643
Views: 132145

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

So as part of their quarterly earnings, AA updated the fleet plan. With the CRJ-900 and E-175 orders, the American Eagle fleet plan shows 607 planes at the end of 2019. I thought that due to the scope clause that the American Eagle fleet could not exceed 75% of the mainline narrow body fleet. If I c...

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by GoHokies
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 16670

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

i agree that up-gauging is what will happen, and the C series stands to really benefit here. I have to cast a vote for the Q400 though, just to state that at least the way Porter has it configured, it is a very comfortable plane and their service is great. I could go 3 hours max on that. This is an...

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by GoHokies
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 16670

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

A few people have commented that 70/76 seaters will replace the 50 seaters, but unless the scope clauses at the US3 change during the next round of negotiation in 2019/2020, then it is unlikely that the 50 seaters will be replaced at all. The US3 are maxed out on 70/76 seaters right now. Are you su...

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by GoHokies
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 16670

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

A few people have commented that 70/76 seaters will replace the 50 seaters, but unless the scope clauses at the US3 change during the next round of negotiation in 2019/2020, then it is unlikely that the 50 seaters will be replaced at all. The US3 are maxed out on 70/76 seaters right now. The real qu...

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by GoHokies
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16480

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Between the pilot shortage and 50 seater RJ retirements I expect that all US hubs will see a decline in arrivals and departures over the next few years.

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by GoHokies
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 132721

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Does anyone know when the first A333 will be retired in 2018? Should began several months from now and all planned by end of year. Per AA’s most recent fleet plan, the A333s will not be retired until 2020. Does anyone think AA might pickup a few used A332s to complement their existing fleet and the...

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by GoHokies
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 31736

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Is it possible that AA could purchase some ~10 year old used A330-200s to complement the existing fleet and then replace all the A330-200s with 797s once they are ready? The A330-300s they are retiring are much older and use different engines. It seems like AA has 3 options for the 767-300s 1. Opera...

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by GoHokies
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 57
Views: 6258

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

I'll bite. and what are you going to give labor to go up to the higher MTOW? At some point management is going to have to realize that #1 the pilot shortage is real and #2 that many 50 seat RJs are going to cycle out in the next few years. The current scope clauses set separate limits on 76 seat RJ...

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by GoHokies
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 57
Views: 6258

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

It should be easy to de-rate the MTOW, no? That's what I think: keep the limit on seats but abolish the MTOW ... I'll bite. and what are you going to give labor to go up to the higher MTOW? At some point management is going to have to realize that #1 the pilot shortage is real and #2 that many 50 s...

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by GoHokies
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 132721

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

The 2018 fleet plan is going to be very interesting. If my calculations are correct, then AA is going to face a fleet crunch in 2018 that will carry over into 2019 as well. By 2019, they are scheduled to retire the following mainline narrow body aircraft MD-80 - 45 planes E-190 - 20 planes The probl...

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by GoHokies
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 643
Views: 132145

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Jgcotter, Do you know how many Air Wisconsin CRJs remain in the American Eagle fleet and/or are projected to be in the fleet as of year-end? Between the remaining Air Wisconsin CRJs and the remaining Piedmont Dash 8-300s, I think the AA fleet plan is going to show a reduction of 30-40 50 seaters in ...

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by GoHokies
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last AA (Piedmont) Dash8-100 flight 11/29
Replies: 16
Views: 3926

Re: Last AA (Piedmont) Dash8-100 flight 11/29

So today was the last DH8-100 flight for Piedmont?

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by GoHokies
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Airlines Sets the Timetable to End All Dash 8 Service
Replies: 46
Views: 8409

Piedmont Airlines Sets the Timetable to End All Dash 8 Service

Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned American Airlines subsidiary, had previously announced that the Dash 8-100s based in Philadelphia would be retired by December 2017(next month) What I haven't seen posted Is that in an interview earlier this year the President of Piedmont Airlines stated that the Da...

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by GoHokies
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9669

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

Bombardier announced earnings today and once again there were no CRJ orders during the quarter. The CRJ order book is down to 43 planes. Bombardier significantly slowed production this quarter to only 4 planes in what must be an attempt to extend the life of the production line. At the prior product...

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by GoHokies
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
Replies: 83
Views: 11832

Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

CairnterriAIR wrote:
HVN is not loosing service. All flights as of end of November will be operated with CRJ-200’s.


Perhaps you misread the airport code? This thread is about Hilton Head, SC not New Haven, CT.

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by GoHokies
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
Replies: 83
Views: 11832

Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

Q400s can't fly commercially into HHH due to a wingspan size limitation, I believe, or is it taxiway turning limitation? I recall Eric Morgan, who once ran USAirways Express (unless he still does) mention that they can't bring anything larger than a Dash 8-300 into HHH due to operational size limit...

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by GoHokies
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 11057

Re: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement

The latest fleet plan released last week shows that 45 MD80s will be in the fleet at year-end. The 2018 fleet plan should be released in January. Click on IR Update - October 10, 2017 and the .pdf will launch. The fleet plan is on page 4. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=117098&p=irol...

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by GoHokies
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12812

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

Lots of AA frequency cuts for January and February across the board. I realize these are seasonal drawdowns, but given that we are in mid-October, is there anything unusual about them? Does AA see a general softening of demand for that time period? I wonder if the AA frequency reductions are relate...

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by GoHokies
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 643
Views: 132145

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

According to the AA fleet plan on page 4 linked below, AA will have 8 fewer active RJs at the end of 2017 than the beginning of 2017. In Q1 2018, AA will lose even more RJs from Air Wisconsin. As noted earlier in the thread, the rumor is that Piedmont will retire the 15 remaining Dash 8's after the ...

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by GoHokies
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9669

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

Bombardier announced earnings on Friday and there were no CRJ orders during the second quarter. The CRJ order book is down to 47 planes and at current production rates, there will be 0 orders left at the end of 2018. http://www.bombardier.com/content/dam/Websites/bombardiercom/supporting-documents/B...

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by GoHokies
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12754

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

Yes, CLT will have more gates when the A concourse north is complete, but that is only part of the equation needed for expansion. They also need planes and pilots. With Air Wisconsin taking 65 CRJ2s from AA to UA in the next six months and the likelihood that Piedmont will retire its remaining DH8-3...

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by GoHokies
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9669

Re: The Future of the CRJ

I might be in the minority, but I expect BBD to wind down production of the CRJ in late 2018 or early 2019. The order book has been steadily declining and there are only 54 orders left including an order for 9 CRJ7s that has been on the books for a few years. At the current production rate, there wi...

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by GoHokies
Sat May 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300
Replies: 66
Views: 12187

Re: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300

According to this wikipedia link Piedmont is down to 10 DH1s which is pretty close to the revised fleet plan which shows 12 DH1s at the end of the second quarter. There will only be 4 DH1s by the end of the year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_Airlines#Fleet AA revised their 2017 fleet plan ...

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by GoHokies
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 66
Views: 15461

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

The April 11 Investor Update has the entire rundown: "In 2017, the Company expects to reduce the regional fleet count by 13 aircraft, including the addition of 31 CRJ700 aircraft, 20 E175 aircraft and 7 ERJ140 aircraft, as well as the reduction of 52 CRJ200 aircraft and 19 Dash 8-100 aircraft....

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by GoHokies
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E140/145 Retirements?
Replies: 19
Views: 5136

Re: Envoy E140/145 Retirements?

Piedmont Airlines announced an expansion of their E-145 fleet and will be retiring their entire Dash-8 fleet so it is reasonable to assume that many of the E-145s will be coming from Envoy. http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/nor ... jet-fleet/ http://salisburyindependent.net/wicomic ... jet-fleet/ ...

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by GoHokies
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13356

Re: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

So does this mean an end of commercial air service at Hilton Head? Well it is going to take up to 4 years for all the Dash-8s to be replaced by E-145s, so I doubt there will be immediate changes, but it will be interesting to see if switching to E-145s causes some destinations to see reduced freque...

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by GoHokies
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13356

Re: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

Piedmont Airlines announced an expansion of their E-145 fleet and will be retiring their entire Dash-8 fleet at a rate of 1 per month. The Piedmont fleet is expected to be all jet by the year 2020. http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/nor ... jet-fleet/ http://salisburyindependent.net/wicomic ... jet...

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