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Ex-TransJet B742s Go To Northeast Airline  
User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Just heard that NORTHEAST AIRLINES, an existing foreign air carrier, has just purchased (3) 747-200's (ex-TransJet) from Finova in Finland. The aircraft are currently in Sweden but are registered in Swaziland (South Africa) .The company has a U.S. sales offices in Miami. Florida.

The 747's will be assigned to their passenger charter operation and the 1st aircraft will be ready to "Ferry" on or about Dec.22rd for a maintenance check. The 2nd and 3rd aircraft will follow in two week intervals. The crew base has not yet been designated but there are a number of charters scheduled for the Caribbean and South America.

NORTH EAST airlines currently has a L1011 which it plans to use for Hajj this year. Last year this aircraft was siezed in Burkino Faso by the authorites for non-payment of charges. NE left their crews starnded with out payment and a return ticket home.

This airline also operates under the name of North East Bolivian airlines

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For more information on this outfit check out: http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=e51bc17367535ce527d75c242c7835c3&threadid=84792&perpage=15&highlight=Northeast%20Airlines&pagenumber=1

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6639 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Very interesting to see that many third rate airlines are getting hold of aircraft like 747s now that prices are low enough. Hopefully they will operate them with respect, otherwise we will see safety statistics decimated.

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Cool...didn't know Finova was a lessor...

I've heard this operation (Northeast) is...well...quite shady.

I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineRhodylee From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 85 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Maybe you already know this, but there was a Northeast Airlines in the US with the same paint scheme:


They were bought by Delta

User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

The original Northeast airlines was absorbed by Delta on August 1, 1972.

This patent was acquired by Flight Star group, an affiliate of NE airlines.


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3166 times:

Don't worry, CxFlyboy. They can't crash them if they can't find people to fly them! That pprune thread has been ongoing, and with some you see in the African aviation forum, it just shows you how dodgy the airline buisness can be.

The last of the famous international playboys
User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Just found the press release:


User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

So it is confirmed.

3 B747s is a lot of capacity. North East must have some big contracts coming up.

I hope these dont get siezed in Timbuctoo.

User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

I don't think they would have a problem finding people to fly these planes. The Swaziland AOC allows Pilots to fly upto the age of 65 as compared to the regular 60 age restriction. There are many retired B747 classic pilots of that age desperate to get back into the air.

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