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AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?  
User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

I was looking at a picture of the old AirTran scheme and clicked the reg. for more info. N464AT is in Sky King colors, like it has been retired from FL. I look up N464AT in the FAA database and guess what?

Registered Owner

Name AIRTRAN AIRWAYS INC
Street 9955 AIRTRAN BLVD
City ORLANDO State FLORIDA Zip Code 32827-5330
County ORANGE
Country UNITED STATES

N486AT was exported to France.
N480AT was destroyed.
N467AT was exported to Canada.
N465AT was sold to BCC EQUIPMENT LEASING CORP.
N461AT was cancelled.

What gives? They only own one?

AAndrew

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User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Turns out I read the original message all wrong, as he said what 464AT is currently doing. See what happens when you rush and don't take your time to read the whole post. So I have edited out my original response to what the plane is doing.

Thanks Clickhappy.

[Edited 2004-06-09 00:56:47]

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
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Otto, the 732 he refers to, N464AT, is still flying, it is operated by "Sky King" and does sports charters. I saw it in here during the NHL playoffs, prob. clearing customs after leaving Vancouver.

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

There was some talk that AirTran kept that last 732 around for FAA reasons, making it easier to get the 73Gs going quickly as they already had the type in the fleet, rather than adding a new type. Someone out there will straighten me up on this one...


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Airfleets.com lists 4 732s as currently registered with AirTran and stored, unfortunately the listings don't indicate where the aircraft are stored.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

N461AT was cancelled.

What does this mean?  Confused



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

N461AT was cancelled.

What does this mean?


Probably that whatever lease AirTran may have had for the aircraft was cancelled. I don't think they owned all their 732s... Some were leased, IIRC.



Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3292 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Keeping a 732 kept the operating certificate active. If you do a search, you probably wouln't be surprised to find a parked DC-9 still around, just to keep the options for the future open.

User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

"Keeping a 732 kept the operating certificate active. If you do a search, you probably wouln't be surprised to find a parked DC-9 still around, just to keep the options for the future open. "

How does that keep your options open?


User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3292 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Let's say a competitor would suddenly collapse, for example USAirways? Having the DC9 operation certificate would enable them to quickly bring some leased aircraft back into the system to take advantage of opportunities, rather than waiting for the 717 and 737's to be built.

User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Thanks for the explanation. I'd like to see FL ramp things up a little faster. B6 is adding aircraft hand over fist, WN starting to get aggressive (PHL), even F9 is projecting a capacity increase of 40% next year. I know FL starts taking on the 737s this month, but most deliveries this year will only wind up replacing the Ryan and Jet connect capacity in the end. Maybe it's time to pick up the pace.

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