RAH and CAL

MCOE175

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RAH was approached by CAL to opperate the Q400. This is per Rev. Bedford. Doesn't think they can do it cost effectively but they are running the numbers.
 

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RAH was approached by CAL to opperate the Q400. This is per Rev. Bedford. Doesn't think they can do it cost effectively but they are running the numbers.
Well kind of. He said they were asked to bid on the RFP but they didn't think a new fleet type of 15 would be cost effective. (ie their bid would be too high). At this point it's over.
 

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Colgan was awarded 15 Q400s thurs were those the ones that Rah was too bid on.
 

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sadly, BB doesn't want to play with props. There are a lot of us former prop drivers at RAH who would love to have another crack at something lower and slower again. Too bad.
 

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yea shuttle had the 340s and would have done well with the United contract instead of colgan and true there are alot of typed pilots still flying for Shuttle and typed in the Dash8 what a same would have been a change from the jets but like its said Rev B wants only big jets! wasnt there something said about all your eggs in one basket? diversity oh well we will never know will we
 

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Yeah, because that last stab at starting up a new type at CAL's request went SO well. :rolleyes:
 

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brown...why are you on the regional board? Other than to start crap of course...
 
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If republic got props, and displaced people into them, could you imagine the giant cloud of smug being expelled into the atmosphere by those guppy killing co-pilots?
 

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I think you would find that there are many guys at RAH that would love to get into the Q-400 if they came here. Myself included. $70/hr to fly a turbo prop (especially that one) sounds pretty good to me.
 

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RAH was approached by CAL to opperate the Q400. This is per Rev. Bedford. Doesn't think they can do it cost effectively but they are running the numbers.
I'm guessing the pilots don't want to fly around 70plus seats for 56 bucks like Colgan's doing.
 

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I'm guessing the pilots don't want to fly around 70plus seats for 56 bucks like Colgan's doing.
You'd be surprised I am sure. And upgrade is an upgrade. Lets see, a 175 FO 23.00hr or Q400 Capt. 56.00hr?

Dont think in reality you would see many turn that down.
 
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