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Any News About Aero California?  
User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

Are they definitly gone? What is the status? Thanks

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User currently offlineHNL From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

There were at least 5 DC9s parked on a remote hanger on hte far side of the field at MEX on May 2. But I suspect they are gone for good.


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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

IIRC they were grounded by the authorities for maintenance issues or some such. Haven't heard anything since, but I assume they won't be back, sadly.

User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Baja California Sur's governor (Aerocalifornia hub) was on the media last week saying that the airline will be flying again very soon. It seems that he was lobbying the federal government to get them in the air ASAP. Yet, so far there is nothing new.

User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2717 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

http://www.fsmex.com/img/fotos/407.jpg

I was checking out a photo of their maintenance base located at La Paz's airport and was wondering whether they'll be able to make it again? Best wishes to all the employees of this little but resilient carrier.

 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25173 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

LAX still has 2 or 3 JR DC-9s sitting around also. I hear their master lease with the airport has expired due to non activity and unpaid back rentals.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

I don't think they'll make it back unless someone is willing to pump some serious money into it. I can't think of anybody who wants to do that. Even if they do make it back, how long before they fall behind again?

From Interjet and Volaris' perspective, Aerocalifornia's demise will be a great opportunity to grow rapidly.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

First official KnockOut of the Mexican era of LCCs.

Who is next?

I say Click. Airlines within Airlines are not long for this world.



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Laxintl: When I was taxiing a QX-400 to remotes last week I saw 5-6 planes at the LAX hanger. 2 of them were parked inside.

What is JR's agreement in regards to the hanger at LAX? Do the lease the space from CO?

ASLAX



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25173 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 8):
Laxintl: When I was taxiing a QX-400 to remotes last week I saw 5-6 planes at the LAX hanger. 2 of them were parked inside.

Could be. Last time I drove down that way, I saw 2 outside and 3rd one partially hanging out of the low bay hangar.

Quoting AS739X (Reply 8):
What is JR's agreement in regards to the hanger at LAX? Do the lease the space from CO?

Actually the facilities belong to LAWA. Continental gave up its primarily lease on the hangars after it closed its large LAX maintenance base in the 90s.


I'd venture to guess that unless if JR gets going again, we might see the aircraft chopped up in the coming years. I doubt anyone would be interesting in purchasing the old birds.



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Thanks...I'll be curious to see if AS/QX may try and lease this space out. Rumor has it work looking for a local facility. Was JR actually leasing the space or just give those spots on an as needed basis?

ASLAX



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25173 posts, RR: 48
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 10):
Was JR actually leasing the space or just give those spots on an as needed basis?

JR has had an actual lease on a portion of the low bay hangar and certain number of outside parking spots 10 or so years now.

AS/QX better move fast as maintenance space will become a real premium in the next several years as the midfield terminal starts becoming a reality. Both the AA low bay, superbay, and old TWA facilities will be impacted.

None of the masterplans call for any new hangarage facilities at LAX.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 9):
I'd venture to guess that unless if JR gets going again, we might see the aircraft chopped up in the coming years. I doubt anyone would be interesting in purchasing the old birds.

if they dont come back, wouldent it be good for NW to use them for spare parts?? i dont know anything about the similarity or teh shape of those birds, but would be a good solution



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25173 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 12):
be good for NW to use them for spare parts??

NWA itself has plenty of stored DC-9s of their own which it can cannibalise if required.
No need to spend money acquiring the AeroCalifornia birds which themselves have questionable maintenance backgrounds.



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