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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2007, 23:25:55 »
Rog, CA, I stand corrected.  I though a few would make the leap from CH124 to the 148.  FE's will be a rarer breed in the future...

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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2007, 23:47:58 »
Rog, CA, I stand corrected.  I though a few would make the leap from CH124 to the 148.  FE's will be a rarer breed in the future...

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No FEs on the 124 either......that stopped years ago ( even then they were only there for ferry flights cross-country)

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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2007, 16:35:18 »
No FEs on the 124 either......that stopped years ago ( even then they were only there for ferry flights cross-country)

I'll just stop while I'm behind, then...shall I?

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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2007, 00:21:03 »
Griffon, Cyclone, Cormorant, Aurora...pick one, they'll be the only ones with FEs.  (Not totally sure about the KC130s and KC150s)

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No FEs on the KC150 either.
There will continue to be a civilian AME onboard as always, but no FE.

Still one on the KC130 - but lord only knows how long that capability will be around!!
No FE on the C-130J - and none on the CC177 - or the Challenger.

The dwindling C130E/H and the CP140 may well be it for the fixed wing fleet for FEs.

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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2007, 00:34:23 »
My apologies for my ignorance, but what's the FE acronym for exactly?  :-[

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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2007, 01:39:49 »
My apologies for my ignorance, but what's the FE acronym for exactly?  :-[

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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2007, 01:46:03 »
Flight Engineer

Thanks, no doubt it's the increased automation factor that causes the decision to not assign flight engineers, (Unless I'm mistaken) but it would appear that the benefits of having such a person outweigh the automation factor. Interesting tidbits of information.




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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2007, 02:56:52 »
The dwindling C130E/H and the CP140 may well be it for the fixed wing fleet for FEs.

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Re: Canada puts rush order on Hercules aircraft
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2007, 11:05:06 »
D'Oh ... that's right!!  I forgot about those yellow things!  ;D
Good pick up - my bad.