Old Jul 13, 19, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700 View Post
I found it inteterestig to learn, however that ACs Dash8 planes were hitting a different limitation--structural lifetime limit on total # of flights.

Since there was not easy access to replacement aircraft, the cycle count was raised by regulators (doubled IIRC). It was a multi year process and required among other things at least one aircraft to be destructively tested for metal wear and fatigue. Then an upgrade/rework/inspection needed carried out on the other planes.
These were bulit like tanks. Hence the incredible growth, from what, 34 seats to 72?
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