View Full Version : SAS Q400's in Canada?

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?

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.

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.

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">

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?

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


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...

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.

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