A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10356 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2498 times:
I was scrolling through the photos taken at Tel Aviv (TLV) and saw a photo with two former Dutchbird 757s parked at the airport (bottom right of the photo below). So my question is: Why are these two Dutchbird aircraft parked in TLV? Have they been taken over by a israeli airline or have the Israeli authorities just seized those aircraft due to payment issues?
AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 954 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
They are owned by Boeing Aircraft Holding Company and were leased to Dutchbird so seizing due to payment problems is unlikely. They now have american regs and flown to TLV form AMS last January:
PH-DBA (24747) Stored as N723BA 12/01/05
PH-DBH (24748) Stored at TLV as N298BA
PH-DBB (24738) N246BA stored at TLV
So where's number three at the picture?
Or did 24748/DBH already left TLV to be repainted for Air Italy?
Focus From Israel, joined Feb 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
A few clarifications:
The 707 at the bottom, right-hand corner is painted with the new LY c/s, but it never flew wearing it. It's been on permanent display next to the LY offices for years. You can see it from route #1 (the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem freeway) and various roads within the airport.
As mentioned, TLV is also home airport for IAI (Israel Aircraft Industries). IAI is quite popular with PAX-freight conversions, as well as various other modifications. That's why many of these aircrafts are there. Recently, a few ex AC 744 have been converted:
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10356 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
That ANA 742 indeed looks like it's going nowhere. The aircraft is fully stripped after a long time in service. Sad sight though but unfortunately we will see more of those classic 747s being disposed of. Their time has come...