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Old 08-07-2019, 05:19 AM   #1  
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So production of the CRJ will end halfway through 2020. This generates a few questions worthy of idle speculation.

Does finishing the backlog mean they will build and deliver the extra 15 that were 'options' for PSA?

If PSA really is stockpiling pilots for future growth, how much will this affect their plans?

I know there are still plenty of used CRJs out there that PSA could get their hands on, but is this a viable strategy for a single type fleet?

How long could they hold out before PSA must begin to bring in a new airplane?

Does this finally confirm the closing of the TYS base?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/airline...f-of-2020/amp/

Edit: I absolutely meant to post this in the PSA forum. My bad. If a moderator sees this, can you please move it? Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:31 AM   #2  
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So production of the CRJ will end halfway through 2020. This generates a few questions worthy of idle speculation.

Does finishing the backlog mean they will build and deliver the extra 15 that were 'options' for PSA?

If PSA really is stockpiling pilots for future growth, how much will this affect their plans?

I know there are still plenty of used CRJs out there that PSA could get their hands on, but is this a viable strategy for a single type fleet?

How long could they hold out before PSA must begin to bring in a new airplane?

Does this finally confirm the closing of the TYS base?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/airline...f-of-2020/amp/

Edit: I absolutely meant to post this in the PSA forum. My bad. If a moderator sees this, can you please move it? Thanks!
I would think that the production will continue through all the orders, even the options. In addition, when bought out they stated the service centers would remain open as well as the suppliers for the aircraft parts, so I dont see the CRJ going anywhere soon.

There are lots floating around out there that PSA could get if they needed them. I mean, I remember from years ago Envoy was losing their CRJ's any minute and here we are, years later with them still flying. Granted they are leaving now but it takes a long time to get this large of a ball rolling.
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:17 AM   #3  
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But the big difference is that Envoy has multiple airplane types. They have gotten rid of a lot of 700s, and they've replaced them with E175s. PSA doesn't have another aircraft in their fleet that will allow them to cover retirements and/or growth. I know it's not going to be quick, but the CRJ's days are numbered.

And there are a lot of 700's that aren't ADS-B compliant. PSA may be able to scoop some up, but they are going to have to pay for and coordinate all those modifications.
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PSA will be a fleet of 150+ dual-class RJs. I won’t go into the details of our purported fleet plans here but suffice to say that has been the plan and it will continue to be the plan.

Lots of production lines for aircraft shut down and the aircraft keep on flying for decades. This isn’t really a new thing at all.
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I know there are still plenty of used CRJs out there that PSA could get their hands on, but is this a viable strategy for a single type fleet?
Yes.

For 20 years, no.

For 5 years, no sweat
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I don’t think “purported” is the word you were looking for. Hilarious!
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I don’t think “purported” is the word you were looking for. Hilarious!
What does purported mean?
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What does purported mean?
Alleged, or appearing to be true even if it hasn't been confirmed.

"Skywest purportedly hires the pilots with the worst hair. Purportedly, those pilots also have extremely terrible teeth."
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Alleged, or appearing to be true even if it hasn't been confirmed.

"Skywest purportedly hires the pilots with the worst hair. Purportedly, those pilots also have extremely terrible teeth."
No those are confirmed facts. The part about sweaters, horn rimmed glasses, and a backpack are “purportedly”.
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