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How Come CO Takes Deliveries Thru MCO  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2085 times:
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and not IAH?

Thanks

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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

I would like to know this myself, but I have learned never to question the actions of Gordon Bethune. He is the man!!  Big thumbs up

BETHUNE 2004


User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

According to the Great Circle Mapper, it's approx 700nm less to fly to MCO. Depending on the tech stops they have to make on the way up, it might mean the difference between 1 and 2 stops.

OTOH, it might have something to do with taxes. I helped deliver a couple MD-11's when I was at DL. We flew them direct from LAX to BDA. In BDA, the company did some paperwork in which they sold the A/C, and immediately repurchased it. Then when it was first put into revenue service, it was technically a "used" airplane, and saved having to pay the state of California sales tax on the aircraft. I don't know how it all worked, I just know it happened.....


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

I remember reading an article in Airways or Airliner magazine about Frontier taking delivery of an A319. The delivery flight went to Phoenix then the plane began revenue service the next morning on a Phoenix-Denver flight. Was for tax reasons.


You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

700nm less to fly to MCO from where?

Tax reasons are very compelling.

N


User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Brazil? Isn't COEx a big Embraer operator.

User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4643 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Simple.... CO has two large hangars there,... perhaps IAH is reserved for more MX and CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO is for more familiarization and training.


Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16793 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

I think it's only narrowbodies that CO has delivered to Orlando, I think it has to do with CO's maintenance facility at Orlando and perhaps some tax issues.

When I was on vacation in Orlando back in March 1994 I remember seeing CO's first batch of 737-500s (about three or four of them) lined up at the airport, this was just prior to the 737-500 entering service with CO.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineErj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Orlando is the primary heavy maintenance base for CO narrow body aircraft. When the aircraft is first delivered, it goes thru a "conformity" inspection where all of the "time controlled items" are inventoried, along with the weight and balance, compass correction cards, etc. This information is fed into the maintenance computer so that the required re certifications, inspections can be scheduled later on. This is specially for fire bottles, extinguishers, oxygen bottles, oxygen generators, etc. Also, all of the company manuals and passenger briefing cards are installed, special galley equipment installed (coffee brewers, etc).

When ExpressJet receives a new ERJ, it either comes to TYS or IAH for the same treatment. When the ERJ's arrive in the US, they clear customs at FLL, Embraers US headquarters, then to the conformity check stations, then re-postioned to the line station, usually a hub, IAH, CLE, EWR.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Frontier does take the plane to a station other than DIA as then when it makes its first revenue flight to DIA it is now a used aircraft, and it is does for the tax reasons others have mentioned.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1569 times:
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thanks for all the info!

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