- Jan 13, 2005
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I heard we are getting saab 2000's in Jan. I overheard a conversation yesterday in the chief pilot's office while i was waiting to get yelled at
Funny what management tells their pilots. CommutAir management is telling folks that they have the exclusive contract in hand for CLE cabin class turboprop flying for Continental. A signed and sealed cost plus deal as of last week.MHT340bcapt said:Steve told me we were getting 50 seat prop aircraft (saab or Dash 8-300) to replace express jet on some of the short routes they fly in CLE. He said the start date was late spring next year and they expect to be caught up in the training department by then.
Production for the Saab 2000 ended some time ago, and only around 60 were made.GEORGE DUBYA said:I heard we are getting saab 2000's in Jan. I overheard a conversation yesterday in the chief pilot's office while i was waiting to get yelled at
GM doesn't have a 121 certificate, therefore they don't need them certified for 121 (And why would they, more operating expense). They were however (the Saab 2000) certified for JAR Ops 1 which is slightly more stringent on operating than FAR part 121. (BTW, 121 is how you operate, not how you certify an airplane, that's FAR 25.) Saab 2000 will have no problem being certified on a 121 (operating certificate) in the US. It's all about who writes your operating procedures at your airline at that point, because, it is already certified to fly (Part 25). Big difference Hombre.turbinej said:Just FYI the SAAB 2000 was never certified for FAR 121 flying. General Motors had 3 of them back about 3+ years ago. They tried to get them on a 121 cerificate, but could not. Something to do with the certification of the aircraft. It needed something on the aircraft but did not have it when certification was done to meet FAR 121 or 135. It can fly part 91 in the US that is about it. I don't know if you remember at all Pro Air that was operating out of Detroit City running 737. They tried to aquire the SAAB 2000 from GM to start a little regional but were unable due to the certification on them. This was back about 7 or eight years ago.