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DashPilot
20th Feb 2002, 07:06
There are two Q400's parked on this side of the pond with the SAS markings taken off. Any idea why?

LN-MOW
20th Feb 2002, 07:50
Delayed delivery until further. SAS must have had a cancellation/deferral clause. Not sure if they ever will take them.

jbc2001
20th Feb 2002, 09:58
Are they at Downsview? - if so they might be 4002 & 4003, two of the test aircraft. Beleive they were both in SAS colours for sales purposes.

Knold
20th Feb 2002, 15:01
You don't say!? . .When having to modify every aircraft up to sn 034 extensively.. .When SAS already have taken one to the scrap yard.

I can't see why they should be questioning the reliability? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

EX FTE
20th Feb 2002, 15:09
DashPilot: You say they have the SAS markings removed. Just the letterring or have the nacelles & tail been repainted? What colour are they?

SLB: 4002 & 4003 were never painted in SAS colours for Sales efforts. That was 4004.

Knold: SAS taken a Q400 to the scrap yard? Oh really - which one and why?

preflight
20th Feb 2002, 15:19
They had a tailstrike with one of them but Im not sure if its that aircraft...

/Preflight

Knold
20th Feb 2002, 15:43
Bombardier/SAS do the modifications in our hanger. One of the mechs told me that. I don't know which aircraft induvidual it was.

Kinda' raises your eyebrow when thinking about what these mods must cost Bombardier...

EX FTE
20th Feb 2002, 15:44
A tail strike does not warrant a trip to the scrap yard. Aerospace structural engineers probably spend more time on repair schemes throughout service life than on the initial design of an aircraft.

Knold
20th Feb 2002, 15:53
This one probably did :)