N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1600 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5749 times:
That should be the former N618AU - its lease was terminated during the first bankruptcy and has been sitting in MHV for some time now. I'd assume it's found a new owner and is in LTN for some preparations.
The other two 757's whose leases were terminated, N615AU and N616AU have found new owners.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5281 times:
I saw it on Thursday at LTN as I flew out to BUD with Wizz Air, with a registration "G-OOBJ" that is almost a dead certain it is going to FCA. As nearly all their registrations are "G-OO**", from the days they were Air 2000.
I have a feeling that aircraft maybe at LTN for most the winter as most charter airlines operate a reduced fleet during the winter holiday season and cannot see any reason why they will want it in service before April next year.
This does seem strange FCA purchasing one of Boeings very first 757-200s, as they have also some of the last manufactered 757-200s in their fleet too and have already replaced some of their original aircraft.
While the 757 is still in US Airways colours at LTN is does look quite impressive and to people unfamiliar with the airport it looks like we have a direct sceduled service to the US.