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Viva AL Buys Northeast L1011s To Fly In Bolivia!?!  
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

At least one freshly painted L1011 intended for Northeast Airlines (the same one who left their pilots dry in Burkina Faso, I believe) was aquired by Viva Airlines, which is owned by the Auxer Group. The L1011 is planned to start service as Northeast Bolivian Airlines offering service in "South America". Sounds suspicious me, but it is reported here in Yahoo Finance:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030603/35874_1.html

and pictures of the Northeast birds with "Bolivian Airlines" added onto them are here:

http://www.geocities.com/vivaairlines/

Who is this Auxer group? Were they involved in the Northeast Airlines that owned the L1011s based in Swaziland? They seem to own a bunch of small airlines (Viva, Fina, and now Northeast Bolivia AL) that operate orphaned gas guzzlers: 727, DC9, 737-200, Saab 340, and L1011.

Can anybody come up with more info on this interesting airline?


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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Click on the links for the photos of their jets (Bottom left of page above the weather) for the L1011 it links to an a.net photo! (I didn't try the others)


Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

their stock trades at 3 cents a share  Insane

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Somebody paid to have the Northeast L10 in TUS painted with Bolivian Airlines subtitles a few weeks ago. It still sits beside P4-MED tonight though.

Of course I've seen many aircraft with titles here that were scrapped shortly thereafter.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

This is one of those businesses that seems very shady to me, like that of a money laundering scheme. With a fleet like that, who would question millions of dollars lost?  Smile

The website above isn't their official website (which is under construction, *surprise*), so the reference to the a.net photo is not surprising. Who puts this website together, a fan? This is all very strange.


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