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chqdispatch
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Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:02 pm

I picked up my aunt yesterday from IND Terminal D and when I looked out the window, I saw an ATR painted in Kingfisher colors parked across from D7 where Signature is.
Anyone got any info as to why it's here? IND seems a little far away as an alternate seeing that Kingfisher flies in India. I'm guessing they bought an ATR here and are ferrying it over but maybe there is something else.
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:06 pm

Quoting Chqdispatch (Thread starter):
IND seems a little far away as an alternate seeing that Kingfisher flies in India.

Whoa . . . really, IND is a long way from India . . . who knew. Thats just mind boggling  Wow!
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:12 pm

A Kingfisher ATR was touring over here for a sales demo for airlines considering ATR's. It has also been in SBY recently. Kingfisher ATR At Ksby (by Skydogs Oct 2 2007 in Civil Aviation) That said don't ask me who be looking at an ATR in IND though?!? Maybe that was just a fuel stop.
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:13 pm

sales tour for atr in IND?

I guess we're picking up a third airplane type

[Edited 2007-10-07 11:15:23]
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:35 pm

Republic has their HQ here. Could they be pitching this to Republic?
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:55 pm

Quoting Indy (Reply 4):
Republic has their HQ here. Could they be pitching this to Republic?

I knew Republic had their HQ there, but no use for Republic looking at ATR's unless they've got an airline willing to commit to them... so I wonder who it is? Considering Republic is tied in to just about every legacy carrier in the US sans NW, it's a crapshoot as to who.
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:18 pm

Could they fly regional for AC up in Canada? Or would regulations prohibit it? Are there any advantages to the ATR?
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:30 pm

This might be a Tech/Ops question but how in the heck do you ferry an ATR from India to Indiana? Don't they have a limited range? Do they have to make a half a dozen refueling stops? What about adding additional fuel tanks thereby increasing the ATR's range?
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:01 am

Maybe they carried it in the A380 which landed in CVG and then it's just a short hop from CVG to IND.
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:46 am

Yeah, a buddy of mine caught it in Atlanta the other day:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-6051

Pretty Cool!
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:03 am

Quoting National757 (Reply 7):

Looks like it came straight from the factory. Note the F- test reg.
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:08 am

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 10):

Looks like it came straight from the factory. Note the F- test reg.

It simply hasn't been delivered to the owner yet, hence the test reg.

Quoting Indy (Reply 4):
Republic has their HQ here. Could they be pitching this to Republic?

Unless it came in, made a fuel stop, and moved on, Republic was the reason for the stop. Very interesting if that's the case, as my insiders at RP told me no more than a year ago that RP had no interest in operating turboprops. My how times change.

It could simply have been a courtesy visit to RP, but still it is telling that the folks at RP would have wanted to take the time to look.....
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:25 am

Any further visits planned by this ATR? IAH, by chance? Last time they had one on a demo tour, the Air Deccan ATR72 visited IAH for CO/BTA.

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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:58 am

Quoting Chqdispatch (Reply 3):
sales tour for atr in IND?

yes, it is a sales tour. with it, ATR promotes its new dash 600 series aircraft (ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600).
this aircraft comes with more powerful engines, higher MTOW and cabin enhancements.
I'm not sure whether this aircraft you saw and which will eventually be put into service with Kingfisher is indeed a dash 600 series aircraft, i think this new derivative was just officially launched. but ATR is introducing the new features on current models as they leave the assembly line and I read somewhere the first of those aircraft will go to Kingfisher after a promo tour through the US.

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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:47 am

Quoting Johnnybgoode (Reply 13):
I'm not sure whether this aircraft you saw and which will eventually be put into service with Kingfisher is indeed a dash 600 series aircraft,

I would think it is actually the -600 model.
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:20 pm

Quoting Nimish (Reply 14):
I would think it is actually the -600 model.

The aircraft in question is a 72-200.
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:18 pm

A buddy of mine that works for Southwest in PHX called me to say that this Kingfisher ATR was in PHX this morning doing a DEMO for USAirways and it was flying up to SLC to DEMO for Skywest.....He was jumping on the company plane SWA to go shoot slides/pics of it in SLC.....I am sure he will also shoot it in digital mode...

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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:24 pm

Oh I know someone that has video of it coming in for a landing here at IND. I got the OK to upload the video to youtube. Soon as the upload is done I'll post the link.
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:39 pm

Here is the video shot by IND local Boeing808.

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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:57 pm

As mentioned above, they are bringing this bird on a North American Demonstration Tour. They were in Phoenix yesterday doing a demonstration for us. One of the two F/As that they hired to take care of the "passengers" during the in-flight demos told me that they had just flown in from MSP the day before and were heading to SLC to do a demo for Skywest later in the day. According to the brochure that they gave me, the stops on their North American tour included (not sure what order though): YHZ, SBY, ATL, CVG, IND, STL, ORD, MSP, DFW, PHX, and SLC (moved from St. George).

The aircraft itself was very nice and the interior was well done with red leather seats for Kingfisher and also the overhead video drop-down screens - albeit a little small. The overhead bins have been enlarged in the new models, but they still are not big enough for a normal cabin-size rollaboard to fit into them. Still, the interior was very nice and comfortable and it was a nice aircraft.
 
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RE: Kingfisher ATR In IND

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:57 am

Quoting Iowa744Fan (Reply 19):
According to the brochure that they gave me, the stops on their North American tour included (not sure what order though): YHZ, SBY, ATL, CVG, IND, STL, ORD, MSP, DFW, PHX, and SLC (moved from St. George).

Thanks for publishing the cities that are to see the ATR72 demo. Judging by the list, I'd say the tour is either over or on it's last day as the plane has been sighted at all of the cities listed except for ORD and DFW. IAH getting bypassed this time but we did see the Air Deccan one here last year when they last toured.

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