Re: BA 146

Date:         18 Mar 97 03:14:51 
From:         roger@concord-world-travel.co.uk (Roger Chung-Wee)
Organization: Concord World Travel
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On 09 Mar 97 12:39:37 , adowney@iol.ie (Ann Downey/Fergus Kavanagh)
wrote:

>rickydik@ix.netcom.com (RD Rick) wrote:
>
>>You can't make money with them.  Engine maintenance is the killer.
>
>>    First it was a tank engine;
>>    Upgraded to a helicopter engine;
>>    Upgraded to fanjet in BAe-146;
>>    By Lycoming, Textron-Lycoming, Allied-Signal.
>
>They are quite popular here in Dublin, so someone must be able to make
>money out of them.

A senior manager of Debonair Airways, based at London Luton with an
all-BAe 146-200 fleet, has told me that the aircraft are unreliable.
This is despite being overhauled after being rescued from the Mojave
desert.
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Roger Chung-Wee
Member, UK Chapter of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation.
Publisher of Caribbean Aviation Newsletter.
Tel: +44(0)181-342 8400