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LTU A330-300 D-AERF Question  
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

While looking through pictures on Planepictures.net I have noticed four photos that show D-AERF without LTU titles and the caption on one of the photo says that it will soon be returned to the leaser. Any idea what airline is going to take her after she returns to the leasing company?


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

The aircraft is going to Air Madrid. It will most likely fly in a hybrid colorscheme for their new owner for a while until it gets a slot in the paintshop.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 1):
The aircraft is going to Air Madrid. It will most likely fly in a hybrid colorscheme for their new owner for a while until it gets a slot in the paintshop.

An NM hybrid scheme would look hideous on a former LT aircraft, I'm sure of that. And they better let LT do maintenance on that aircraft.

I'm a bit surprised that LT is retiring one of their A333s. Does this have to do with a rejected lease due to their current financial problems or is there another reason why they're reducing overall capacity.

Here are a few pictures of D-AERF without titles and with a white painted radome.

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=485709
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=486297

BTW, does anyone know the exact registration the aircraft will take up when its delivered to NM?


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

They have replaced D-AERF one-for-one with A330-200 D-ALPH. This makes sense both from a capacity and flexibility standpoint. The A332 has fewer seats and is therefore easier to fill the other 8-9 months of the year when demand is not at its peak. Also due to its higher range, it can be used on the more profitable longhaul routes without payload restrictions.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 3):
They have replaced D-AERF one-for-one with A330-200 D-ALPH. This makes sense both from a capacity and flexibility standpoint. The A332 has fewer seats and is therefore easier to fill the other 8-9 months of the year when demand is not at its peak. Also due to its higher range, it can be used on the more profitable longhaul routes without payload restrictions.

Makes sense. Thanks for explaining.


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

You're very welcome.  Smile


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

D-AERF has now become EC-JTB with Air Madrid. So watch out, MAD spotters! Big grin


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 6):
D-AERF has now become EC-JTB with Air Madrid. So watch out, MAD spotters! Big grin

Thanks for the heads up! I'm leaving for Spain in two weeks so I hope to see it then.



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