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Re: Airline fleet changes

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Does anyone know what the current status is of CRJ2 7924 for KEM ? Arrived JNB on 8 September as N8924B. I have found out that a KEM CRJ2 ZS-CMD did an air test at JNB on 30 Nov and entered service to CPT about a week later. On the surface this would seem to suggest that the CRJ1 is back from Proflight Zambia lease and back on its old ZS reg, but this is not so, because 9J-PZA is still active :o and is noted regularly from FPLs flying into CPT so there's clearly a 'new' ZS-CMD here and 7924 seems to be the likely candidate unless the JNB locals know better? :? :? :?
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Re: Airline fleet changes

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I think its showing up as Hex code 0089D3

Flightradar thinks that may be ZS-DSC
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Snitch wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:16 pm I think its showing up as Hex code 0089D3

Flightradar thinks that may be ZS-DSC
Yes thanks I'm aware of what FR shows - I am the editor :D . The reg is decoded from the old algo, it's not real. The plane is ZS-CMD but that means there are now 2 of them, unless KEM have now disposed of the CRJ1 entirely, which is what I am trying to establish from the locals here.
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TGRK wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 6:19 am
Snitch wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:16 pm I think its showing up as Hex code 0089D3

Flightradar thinks that may be ZS-DSC
Yes thanks I'm aware of what FR shows - I am the editor :D . The reg is decoded from the old algo, it's not real. The plane is ZS-CMD but that means there are now 2 of them, unless KEM have now disposed of the CRJ1 entirely, which is what I am trying to establish from the locals here.
Thanks for the confirmation
Will now try and spot it visually since we know which one it is
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Snitch wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 11:14 am
TGRK wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 6:19 am
Snitch wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:16 pm I think its showing up as Hex code 0089D3

Flightradar thinks that may be ZS-DSC
Yes thanks I'm aware of what FR shows - I am the editor :D . The reg is decoded from the old algo, it's not real. The plane is ZS-CMD but that means there are now 2 of them, unless KEM have now disposed of the CRJ1 entirely, which is what I am trying to establish from the locals here.
Thanks for the confirmation
Will now try and spot it visually since we know which one it is
It is currently heading to CPT again, so should be back at JNB between 1400-1430z (4 to 4.30 pm local time). :D
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Original ZS-CMD now 9J-PZA with Proflight which is active, so maybe Cemair sold it to Proflight and the new 'CMD' taken up the old ''CMD' spot?
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GLF4 wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 7:08 pm Original ZS-CMD now 9J-PZA with Proflight which is active, so maybe Cemair sold it to Proflight and the new 'CMD' taken up the old ''CMD' spot?
Yes, that was my best guess as I said in my earlier post, but usually CEM gets them back after lease (obvs) and puts them back on their old ZS-reg if de-reg to a different country, so this is a rather peculiar siutation and brings into the question the current ownership status of the original CRJ1 currently with PFZ. :?
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As you say, maybe ProFlight decided to buy it outright from Cemair.
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Snitch wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:16 pm I think its showing up as Hex code 0089D3

Flightradar thinks that may be ZS-DSC
I also think that's ZS-CMD.
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GLF4 wrote: Sat Dec 16, 2023 11:14 pm
Snitch wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:16 pm I think its showing up as Hex code 0089D3

Flightradar thinks that may be ZS-DSC
I also think that's ZS-CMD.
Yes, as I already said above :D ZS-DSC is the old algo reg and was entered as a placeholder until the reg could be confirmed. It's since been changed to ZS-CMD.
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TGRK wrote: Tue Dec 12, 2023 8:44 pm Does anyone know what the current status is of CRJ2 7924 for KEM ? Arrived JNB on 8 September as N8924B. I have found out that a KEM CRJ2 ZS-CMD did an air test at JNB on 30 Nov and entered service to CPT about a week later. On the surface this would seem to suggest that the CRJ1 is back from Proflight Zambia lease and back on its old ZS reg, but this is not so, because 9J-PZA is still active :o and is noted regularly from FPLs flying into CPT so there's clearly a 'new' ZS-CMD here and 7924 seems to be the likely candidate unless the JNB locals know better? :? :? :?
You are correct. CMD is ex-N8924B. CRJ2.
CMK coming on line soon. Ex-Sudan Bluebird lease. CRJ1.
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Apparently another E-175 has arrived for Airlink.

Do we know yet whether these are just in addition to the fleet or maybe replacing the 3 E-170s?
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grjplanes wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:00 pm Apparently another E-175 has arrived for Airlink.
Embraer 175 STD 170.00345
ZS-
SA Airlink
delivery 18¬19dec23 MST-HER-JED-NBO-JNB, G-reg
ex G-CLVT

SOURCE: Skyliner-aviation.de
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MayerFM wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 7:44 am
grjplanes wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:00 pm Apparently another E-175 has arrived for Airlink.
Embraer 175 STD 170.00345
ZS-
SA Airlink
delivery 18¬19dec23 MST-HER-JED-NBO-JNB, G-reg
ex G-CLVT

SOURCE: Skyliner-aviation.de
That's nonsense. It already arrived at JNB back on 18 November ! https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=4c ... rackLabels
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MayerFM wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 7:44 am
grjplanes wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:00 pm Apparently another E-175 has arrived for Airlink.
Embraer 175 STD 170.00345
ZS-
SA Airlink
delivery 18¬19dec23 MST-HER-JED-NBO-JNB, G-reg
ex G-CLVT

SOURCE: Skyliner-aviation.de
c/n is correct but the reg is G-CLVN
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