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THY Retjo Jet Retires From The Fleet  
User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 24
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4509 times:


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As the brand new airplanes started arriving to the THY fleet,sadly its time to say goodbye to our leased airplanes.TC-JLC (pyjama jet) is one of the first ones to leave.Although had different companies and colors on her history it was this retro design made her most viewed famous THY airplane ever.

I had good memories in it,felt the pilots of 1960s when we fly, I am sure going to miss it.Farewell "LC"


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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Why they phase-out the TC-JLC as the first aircraft?

Most of the leased ("old") A320/A321 of TK has no new operator - only four aircraft has that - so the "must" first phase-out this aircrafts...

TC-JLA
TC-JLF
TC-JMA
TC-JMB

When will TC-JLC go out of service?


User currently offlineGokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1125 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

I was shocked to hear that they were retro painting a soon to leave leased jet. Only my beloved TK could do such a dumb thing; "Hey lets spend all the money to paint a jet in retro colors, ok lets just pick one from the hangar" Its sad to see this bird go, it was a welcomed unexpected move from TK and it was great for brand recognition, oh well not TK's first bad decision.......


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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4464 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

Does anybody know if it is going to be replaced on a new jet? I thought it looked really good.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2597 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 3):
Does anybody know if it is going to be replaced on a new jet? I thought it looked really good.

I was about to ask the same question. They really should have one of their new a/c painted in this special scheme.


User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4123 times:

TC-JLA and TC-JLC is the two planes which are now taken out of the line already for the delivery maintenance.

JMA,JMB is the next 2 to be taken to delivery maintenance,I think as soon as there is a spot on the maint. schedule they will be gone too.

I dont know if there is a plan for a new retro jet,my own thinking is they will not,I know such things are good publicity but what I don't know for sure is if "they" know that fact too...



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3009 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

So which of these a/c are leased (and go back to the lessor) and which belongs to TK?

A320...
TC-JLA
TC-JLB
TC-JLC
TC-JLD
TC-JLE
TC-JLF
TC-JLG

A321...
TC-JMA
TC-JMB
TC-JMC
TC-JMD
TC-JME
TC-JMF
TC-JMG

Quoting TK787 (Reply 3):
Does anybody know if it is going to be replaced on a new jet? I thought it looked really good

would be freat to see an A310 with this special livery


btw. can someone list all the coming aircrafts to the TK fleet? Are there any yet to be deliveried?


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

This "retro" TK livery is WAAAY better then the present one, IMHO.

User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4464 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 6):
can someone list all the coming aircrafts to the TK fleet? Are there any yet to be deliveried?

I am not sure about till the end of this year if TK is still getting some more planes, not likely. But here is the schedule for the next two years:

2007 1st half: 1x320, 3x321
2007 2nd half: 6x320, 2x321
2008 2nd half: 6x320, 5x321

As you can see still a long way to go.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 6):
would be freat to see an A310 with this special livery

Yes that would be a treat.

By the way any news on the 340 upgrades?


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 7):
This "retro" TK livery is WAAAY better then the present one IMHO

 checkmark  In my opinion too. That was by far the prettiest plane on their fleet.

The regular Turkish Airlines livery is boring and ugly.


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4464 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 9):
The regular Turkish Airlines livery is boring and ugly.

I like it.


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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3009 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 8):
I am not sure about till the end of this year if TK is still getting some more planes, not likely. But here is the schedule for the next two years:

2007 1st half: 1x320, 3x321
2007 2nd half: 6x320, 2x321
2008 2nd half: 6x320, 5x321

so are these frames leased ones or did TK bought them?
this would mean 13x A320 and 10x A321. Do they need them all? And what about the deliveries of Boeing aircraft? Are there still any to come?


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4464 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 11):
so are these frames leased ones or did TK bought them?
this would mean 13x A320 and 10x A321. Do they need them all? And what about the deliveries of Boeing aircraft? Are there still any to come?

These are part of the 59 plane purchase couple years back both from A and B.
When they arrive, the leased ones will go. I thought 738s were all in, now a total of 41, but I hear still 8 more to arrive?
Do they need them all? Well I don't know how many planes they will let go, or the situation of the 734s. But it is time to order some widebodies.


User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3239 times:

The new ones -which you can identify- with the registrations starting with JP series for A320s and JR series for the A321s are all THYs own not leased.The regs starting JL for 320s and JM for the 321s are all leased from different sources and we will be really glad when they are all gone.Our fleet will be having the same standardisation as all the brand new airplanes join the fleet.

Current THY livery is best expressing the Turkey's colors.And its easily recognisable.The tulips might be a little bit more visible I think, in dark it disappears.The retro one was found very dull back on its time,but I agree it looked stunning on an A320  Smile



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