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Old 15th Jul 2017, 17:40
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Originally Posted by tibbs87 View Post
I don't understand why they went with Dornier aircraft in the first place? Why couldn't they purchase the more reliable Viking Twin Otter 400? Even the earlier second hand market Twin Otter 300 would be a worthy contender? Just goes to show how cack handed the states of Guernsey are!
I thought that the Twin Otters engines couldn't handle the short cycles required for the ACI routes.

The real question I think is why weren't Aurigny allowed to order 3 new Dorniers in the first place, rather than one new one and two 30 year old a/c. G-OAUR seems reliable, but probably wasn't scheduled to be operating today.
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