Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Google's Corporate 767 - Lawsuit!  
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4408 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14606 times:

Good grief!

http://online.wsj.com/public/article...In9uNjtiss_20070707.html?mod=blogs

31 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14516 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR




Quote:
"None of the parties will say where the 767 is or whether it has been finished.

....Sounds like a direct challenge to A.netters, if you ask me.  Wink




2H4





Intentionally Left Blank
User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14401 times:

Miami, according to this post from Jun 15 ...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...tion_photography/read.main/238044/



- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineAzstagecoach From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14378 times:

"Blue City has requested with the National Business Aviation Association trade group that data related to the 767's whereabouts not be made public."

Are they allowed to do this? Isn't there a way to track it anyway?


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14238 times:

Quoting Azstagecoach (Reply 3):
Are they allowed to do this? Isn't there a way to track it anyway?

As I said in the other thread on this topic, I'm sure some A.netter will figure it out!


User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5098 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14179 times:

Title is inappropriate. It's not owned by Google, nor will Google funds be used to pay for it. These two nerds will be using their own money to party down with actual girls or video games or whatever they do...

User currently offlineFlynlr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14139 times:

ha ha ha  rotfl   rotfl 
soon as I read the story I had to pop over to A-net Because I knew that someone here would know the location of the jet



The Right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4081 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14067 times:

It was pretty funny reading the WSJ article and seeing references to 'hammock beds swung from the ceiling' adjacent to illustrations of a couple of billionaire kids that looked like they were 11 and 13 years old. In hindsight I wonder whether it is even remotely possible to undertake a project like this without anyone knowing it's for Google? Sure, if design specs call for the colorful Google logo throughout, all bets are off. But it also seems to me that contractors along the way decided to adopt the '$10m toilet syndrome' once they knew it was a plane for Google. Again, not that there's much that could have been done. Once contractors sniff deep pockets, your $1m toilet automatically turns into a $10m one.

I see a Harvard B-School (or Law School!) case study in my crystal ball.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineEmSeeEye From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14006 times:

"Mr. Jennings, 67 years old, says the allegations are groundless. He says he was wrongly fired after trying to alert Mr. Schmidt that Blue City was going to be overcharged for some materials used in the interior of the plane. Mr. Jennings says allegations that he wasn't sufficiently involved in the project or accessible to the plane's owners are false, and has over 1,200 emails related to the project to disprove them."

This sounds oh so familiar. Having dealt with Les Jennings in the past I have a biased opinion of his workmanship. It sucks. Sloppy workmanship... Good for these guys that they pulled the plug on him.


User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13984 times:

With that much money to burn... I would have chosen a 773ER myself... but that's just me... :-p

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13961 times:

Anyone have a registration number?

User currently offlineEmSeeEye From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13888 times:

More than likely that work was done at DAL. Anyway to check reg #'s on anything of that size that is not an airliner?

[Edited 2006-07-07 19:35:05]

User currently offlineTi717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13864 times:

Could this be it??


N-number : N2767
Aircraft Serial Number : 23896
Aircraft Manufacturer : BOEING
Model : 767-238
Aircraft Year :
Owner Name : BLUE CITY HOLDINGS LLC
Owner Address : C/O MCAFEE & TAFT 10TH FL
: TWO LEADERSHIP SQ 211 N ROBINSON
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 73102
Type of Owner : Corporation
Registration Date : 16-Jun-2005
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Not Specified

From:
http://www.plane-spotters.net/Airline/BCH_Blue_City_Holdings_LLC
http://www8.landings.com/cgi-bin/nph...4384212&pattern1=1385114&fld_nr1=0

Two Site that show "Blue City" owning a aircraft.



(edit: added sources)

[Edited 2006-07-07 19:53:39]


Sir, don't you think we should turn on the runway lights?" "No, that's just what there expecting us to do!"
User currently offlineSlimChance From United States of America, joined May 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13864 times:

Gore Designs is here in San Antonio, and a recent (last couple of days)newspaper photo from Gore Designs seemed to have a large aircraft in the background. Perhaps it was in MIA for painting, then quietly flew to SAT?

User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13816 times:

OK .. it's gotta be c/n 23402. It's the only -238 that is registred in Delaware as per this article.
http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/to...051104GooglePlaneBoardingSoon.html

The current reg is N773WD - former VH-EAN. It's owned by 'Wilmington Trust Co trustee' in Delaware.

It was ferried MZJ-MIA on 4/29, MIA-FTW on 5/16 and FTW-MIA in 6/1, so it's probably still there.

Last photo in the base: MZJ Oct 2004.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jakob Dahlgaard Kristensen



Do I win a price?  Big grin

[Edited 2006-07-07 19:46:00]


- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5123 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13794 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 10):
Anyone have a registration number?

G-OOGL

And if it aint, it should be  Silly



That'll teach you
User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13680 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 14):
It was ferried MZJ-MIA on 4/29, MIA-FTW on 5/16 and FTW-MIA in 6/1, so it's probably still there.

No wonder no one would tell me what Mav Aircraft Services was working on at FTW. Probably had the mother of all non-disclosure agreements over this contract. Now I wish I had peeked inside the hangar while rolling by.



I've got $h*t to do
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 13500 times:

Why do these two Google guys need "adjoining bedrooms"? Are the special friends?


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineDAL1044 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 12701 times:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05308/600836.stm

"Federal Aviation Administration records show that the Qantas 767 was bought in March by a limited-liability company registered in Delaware. The contact number for that company listed in FAA records is an extension at Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters."

Excerpt from above posted link.


User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 12446 times:

Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 9):
With that much money to burn... I would have chosen a 773ER myself... but that's just me... :-p

EXACTLY!!!



A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11928 times:

Please read my quoted topic. I had provided the reg information when it had been registered. It will be registered as N773WD. Their G-V is also reg'd N42GX and is under the name of BGHN Holdings LLC. It has maintenance here in Concord, CA at Apex Jets though it's flight tracking is blocked. If you can afford the $7500 an hour and can fit in the sch. of this busy jet, you can charter the aircraft if you wish. This aircraft is registered at a PO box very close to Google HQ.

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
Illustrations of a couple of billionaire kids that looked like they were 11 and 13 years old

The reason it is that way is so that WSJ doesn't have to pay for their photographs or pay to have someone go and take their photographs.



They do this all the time for their articles.

Thanks,

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11685 times:

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 20):
It will be registered as N773WD.

It was registred on 5/31. See reply 14 for further info.



- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11617 times:

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 21):
It was registred on 5/31. See reply 14 for further info.

Umm I provided the information to a.net first...

N773WD is Assigned

Aircraft Description

Serial Number 23402 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BOEING Certificate Issue Date 05/31/2006
Model 767-238 Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Turbo-Jet
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 52473044
MFR Year None Fractional Owner NO



Registered Owner

Name WILMINGTON TRUST CO TRUSTEE
Street 1100 N MARKET ST
ATTN CORPORATE TRUST ADMIN
City WILMINGTON State DELAWARE Zip Code 19890-0001
County NEW CASTLE
Country UNITED STATES



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8654 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 11369 times:

Is this plane powered by PW? If so, what version? I myself would buy a 748 or a 739ER with a field package for improved take off performance.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 10901 times:

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 5):
It's not owned by Google, nor will Google funds be used to pay for it.

Blue City is just a dummy corp to get around tax laws and so that no one at google can be held liable should something happen. It's in the best interest that google's funds not be involved cause a major lawsuit could cost them a lot.


25 Acesscolombia : 10 MILLION BUCKS FOR WHAT?? A DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS LOUNGE??
26 Post contains links and images CHabu : Never heard of flightaware but now it's in my map. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N773WD and have a look at this one.... http://flightaware.com/li
27 Post contains images TVNWZ : Wanna bet they find ways to charge back a lot of the expenses to Goggle while using this baby?
28 UA777222 : They are trustworthy guys. If the travel is indeed for business than it will be written off as a business expense. I know a lot of people get their j
29 TVNWZ : Never said they weren't. And there are thousands of ways to make the corporation pay. I would expect them...just like any other Billionaire corporate
30 UA777222 : Keep in mind that the $11 billion dollars they have made (each) is all off of stock they have acquired due to their work in developing a company that
31 Post contains images TVNWZ : No, I am saying...just like every other corporate billionaire...they will find ways to make the company pay as much as possible. It is how the billio
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Google's 767-200 Registered In The United States posted Thu Jun 15 2006 05:42:46 by UA777222
Google's 767? posted Sun Apr 9 2006 21:14:00 by Deaphen
Google 767 (picture Inside) posted Wed Dec 7 2005 04:35:29 by Aerostar
767 Off The Runway On Google Satellite Image? posted Sat Apr 16 2005 00:14:24 by Birdwatching
AI Leasing 767? posted Sat Nov 25 2006 05:27:05 by BOEING787
Remaining 3 HA 767-300s From DL posted Tue Nov 21 2006 19:21:57 by LAHAINA
Brussels Airlines' 767 Long Haul Expansion posted Tue Nov 21 2006 12:00:26 by A330DAT
What Airline 767-200 At LHR Today? posted Mon Nov 20 2006 23:58:48 by Lazyshaun
AA 767 In IND? posted Sun Nov 12 2006 05:13:11 by AA717driver
767 Stuck In Mud/off Runway/taxiway In DTW? posted Sat Nov 11 2006 14:38:57 by Tu154m