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CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance

Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:44 am

I recently flew on DL's CRJ-440 with 40 seats and one thing struck me. Why didn't they take advantage of the extra cabin space by increasing seat pitch? Is this an airline choice or a weight and balance issue? Anyone know??? If it's not a W/B issue, they could do six rows fore and four rows aft of the exit leaving 34/35" pitch. Would make RJ flying a lot more civilized.
 
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RE: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance

Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:22 pm

You have experienced the genious that is airline management, my friend. And people wonder why pilots make fun of bean counters....
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RE: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance

Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:16 am

What I have been told is that the seats were removed to make room for the equipment trunks which were to hold the required equipment for overwater flight so the aircraft could go from MCO directly across the Gulf and be able to reach various islands in the caribbean. By the time there were enough aircraft to impliment this idea, Sept. 11, 2001 had passed and expansion plans were revised.
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RE: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance

Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:18 am

Nope.... pure scope clause. The seats weren't removed...the airplane is certified that way..with 44 seats.
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RE: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance

Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:45 am

I don't have DL's scope clause in front of me, but as far as I know, there is no distinction between 40 and 50 seat RJ's when it come to wholly owneds (not sure if Skywest has both types). I guess I should have been more specific and mentioned that it is the ASA/Comair 40 seat CRJ's. The 40 seat and 50 seat variants are the same airframe and systems and can be converted from one to the other with just paperwork and some money paid to Bombardier.
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