Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3139 times:
I was at the DoubleTree Club Hotel on the night of June 22nd watching planes land on 22R (right over the intersection of Touhy & Manheim Rd.) and saw a white 328Jet with no markings except for a orange strip that widened as it got farther back and went up the rudder on the tail. It landed at about 9pm on the 22nd, and about 7:30am on the 23rd I saw it taxiing behind a UA 757 past Concourse L of terminal 3. Never did get a tail number on it, but my guess is a corperate aircraft, just wondering if somebody else saw this aircraft before or remembers it from them being in the ORD area that night.
Nearord From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 185 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3025 times:
"They only other D328JET operator in the States that I can think of is Great Lakes and they went belly up."
The launch customer was Skyway, or midwest express express. They have a few. It wasn't Great Lakes, it was Great Plains, and they did go belly up. The picture shown is an ACA aircraft. It was one of the 3 that ACA owned, not leased. We had a total of 33 of them, which are heavily rumored to stay in the DCI program, after being bought by skyway. As far as the operator of the mystery 328JET into ORD, there are quite a few corporate versions, originally tagged the envoy 3, in the states. I would imagine it was one of those.
Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
I just wanted to pass along a 'thank you' to each of you guys and gals (never know through the 'net) that helped out with this question of mine. It only took 10 replys to find the correct aircraft. Great job! Thanks again guys/gals!
Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2702 times:
I think I may have contradicted myself on the all white 328 Jet at YIP Willow Run near Detroit. I said Honeywell, but I think Masco owns the jet now that I think of it. They also or did have a prop 328 at one time.