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Delta plans to open Saab 340 base at Atlanta hub

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I obviously have no access to info to make any decisions, but it seems that the ATR's made money and that since ASA already had a certificate for them, we would trade/sell some 50's, and get more ATR-500's and use them not only in atlanta, but CINCY, MEMPHIS, DETROIT, etc for feed.
 

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nice - no apu turbo props in hotlanta. the city should just permintly base an amublance at the end of D concourse.
 

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Gotta put those Saabs somewhere when they close down Memphis...

Memphis is going to be the next Pittsburgh. Think your going to see all the NW and Delta regionals operating out of ATL at the same time. The president of Compass is on record saying there is going to be a significant reduction in flying out of Memphis in '09 but it was too early for specifics.
 

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nice - no apu turbo props in hotlanta. the city should just permintly base an amublance at the end of D concourse.

Yeah it's goona suck. Especially since Memphis is 65 degrees all year round. Oh wait....
 

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Delta plans to put jet bridges on D. The saabs going to park there?
 

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nice - no apu turbo props in hotlanta. the city should just permintly base an amublance at the end of D concourse.
I believe that Eagle has ATR's with no APU's in DFW, MIA, and SJU. Man up.
 

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I believe that Eagle has ATR's with no APU's in DFW, MIA, and SJU. Man up.

I didn't even think the ATR's came with APU's at all. Don't they just have Prop Locks to produce DC power while on the ground? Didn't think the Prop Lock produced Bleed Air while on ground.
 

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I didn't even think the ATR's came with APU's at all. Don't they just have Prop Locks to produce DC power while on the ground? Didn't think the Prop Lock produced Bleed Air while on ground.

The ATR's hotel mode (prop braked #2 engine) does provide bleed air for the packs.
 

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The ATR's hotel mode (prop braked #2 engine) does provide bleed air for the packs.

Thanks. Does it cool good? Curious because I always saw the Air Cart at the ATR's in HHH.
 
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anyone surprised by this, really? The post merger company will have more 70 and 76 seat regional jets that are more capable on the longer routes and shorter routes, and a healthy amount of turboprops for short range flights. They don't need ATRs going from Chattanooga to ATL and Saabs to Memphis at the same time.
 

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Thanks. Does it cool good? Curious because I always saw the Air Cart at the ATR's in HHH.

It actually does better than our poorly maintained air carts half the time, but it still isn't great. You see air carts because we can't run the right engine while we're being fueled or while loading aft baggage.
 

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Nah, MEM won't close, at least for the regionals...doubtful that folks would burn $3 gas and pay for parking in BHM, ATL, or BNA...but, that said, stranger things have happened...at this rate in 10 years there'll only be one US airline anyway!
 
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