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Old Aug 21, 10, 9:25 am
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Some Q4s grounded; effects on CoCo??

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ar-checks.html

Australian flag-carrier Qantas has grounded five Bombardier Q400 turboprops over concerns centred on the type's main landing-gear.

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The decision follows "incidents" experienced by an overseas operator of Q400 aircraft, says the airline, although it has not identified the carrier involved.

"Our approach to this issue, which requires the replacement of a main landing-gear fitting component, is consistent with Qantas' proactive, conservative and safety-first approach to every part of its operations," says chief executive Alan Joyce.
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Didn't SAS have perceived problems with the Q400 as well awhile back?
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Didn't SAS have perceived problems with the Q400 as well awhile back?
Yup. Pulled them out of the fleet completely.
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Yup. Pulled them out of the fleet completely.
Not true. I flew on an a Wideroe Q400 from Copenhagen to Trondhiem (and back) last week. Wideroe is the low cost SAS subsidiary.
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Yup. Pulled them out of the fleet completely.

2nd best to not having any at all

Whatever happened to those Short Brothers

flying box container trucks from Ireland
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Originally Posted by CHIC SILBER View Post
2nd best to not having any at all

Whatever happened to those Short Brothers

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You mean the Shorts 360? I think that's the box the Twin Otter came in.....
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You mean the Shorts 360? I think that's the box the Twin Otter came in.....

They must have come in pieces parts

Didn't some of those DeHavilland Otters become dash somethings
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Q 400

I believe that when Bombardier bought DeHavilland they

renamed the Dash 8 to become the now infamous Q 400

Somebody here should know for sure

(Twin Otters became Dash 6)
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Just remembered that it was Bombardier that screwed up Acela

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Originally Posted by CHIC SILBER View Post
I believe that when Bombardier bought DeHavilland they

renamed the Dash 8 to become the now infamous Q 400

Somebody here should know for sure

(Twin Otters became Dash 6)
Here's the Bombardier commuter/regional turboprop airliner lineup:

DHC-6 "Twin Otter" - twin engine, fixed landing gear, STOL capable. Viking Air of Canada acquired the manufacturing rights to the Twin Otter and has now begun delivering new, improved versions of the aircraft.

DHC-7 "Dash 7" - four engines, STOL capable. HA operated the Dash 7 into a small airfield located in west Maui near Kapalua while Rocky Mountain Airways operated the type into the now closed STOLport adjacent to Vail, Colorado as well as into SBS (which is quite a bit closer to Steamboat Springs than HDN is). One does not see too many Dash 7s around these days.

DHC-8 "Dash 8" - twin engine with several different models including the series 100, Q200, Q300 and Q400. CommutAir flies the Q200 as CO Connection and I think everybody knows who operates the Q400 for CO.
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Here's the Bombardier commuter/regional turboprop airliner lineup:

DHC-6 "Twin Otter" - twin engine, fixed landing gear, STOL capable. Viking Air of Canada acquired the manufacturing rights to the Twin Otter and has now begun delivering new, improved versions of the aircraft.

DHC-7 "Dash 7" - four engines, STOL capable. HA operated the Dash 7 into a small airfield located in west Maui near Kapalua while Rocky Mountain Airways operated the type into the now closed STOLport adjacent to Vail, Colorado as well as into SBS (which is quite a bit closer to Steamboat Springs than HDN is). One does not see too many Dash 7s around these days.

DHC-8 "Dash 8" - twin engine with several different models including the series 100, Q200, Q300 and Q400. CommutAir flies the Q200 as CO Connection and I think everybody knows who operates the Q400 for CO.
So does that mean aside from the new "Viking" Twin Otters

all the rest of the Dash series are now Bombardier Q somethings

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Originally Posted by CHIC SILBER View Post
So does that mean aside from the new "Viking" Twin Otters

all the rest of the Dash series are now Bombardier Q somethings

Thanks Lemon
Well, I think the only turboprop that Bombardier is building these days is the Q400.

Of course, they are still manufacturing regional jets (CRJ 700, 900 and the new 1000 series) and will also introduce an all new jetliner (the CSeries).
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Of course, they are still manufacturing regional jets (CRJ 700, 900 and the new 1000 series) and will also introduce an all new jetliner (the CSeries).
You mean those Junior (or Jungle) Jets kinda like Embraer from Brazil

that we are ALL so fond of (so it's either 2+2 or 1+2) whatever

Got a great laugh a few years back in GSP as I watched the look

on the faces of each of the 18 Amazons from a girl's college

basketball team as they turned down the aisle of a CRJ

Didn't know about the 1000 or the C though

Miss the Fokker Friendships (decent small jets)

I think Embraer is also bringing out a new mid jet

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Originally Posted by CHIC SILBER View Post
You mean those Junior (or Jungle) Jets kinda like Embraer from Brazil

that we are ALL so fond of (so it's either 2+2 or 1+2) whatever

Got a great laugh a few years back in GSP as I watched the look

on the faces of each of the 18 Amazons from a girl's college

basketball team as they turned down the aisle of a CRJ

Didn't know about the 1000 or the C though

Miss the Fokker Friendships (decent small jets)

I think Embraer is also bringing out a new mid jet
Oh, the larger CRJs aren't too bad.....in fact, the CRJ 705 operated by AC (it's basically a version of the CRJ 900) is kinda nice with an F cabin, extra legroom in Y and AVOD at all seats.

You're also probably thinking about the Fokker F-28 "Fellowship" twinjet as the F-27 "Friendship" is a turboprop. Horizon Air operated the F-28 for quite awhile - I flew on it many times. Fokker also manufactured the F-100 twinjet (operated by AA among other carriers before it was phased out of their fleet) and the smaller F-70 twinjet (which was operated by Mesa as America West Express here in the U.S.). The F-100 and F-70 were direct descendants of the F-28. And then Fokker went out of business and ceased to exist......
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