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Ex-UA 767's To Be Used To Start Gabon Airlines  
User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

After the suspension of flights by Air Gabon in the spring, it appears that the new national airline of Gabon - Gabon Airlines - is ready to take off early next year with two ex-United 767's. The carrier is planning to acquire a third. These must be 767-200ER's?

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The company added that the maiden flight would be made within the first two weeks of January, flying from Libreville to Paris and back. This will be followed by other flights to other destinations in South Africa and other central African capitals.

http://www.africa-interactive.net/index.php?PageID=2525

WorldXplorer

[Edited 2006-12-19 01:50:04]

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5638 times:

Good to see those shortbus 762's back in the air....guess their desert neighbor DL L-1011's didn't cut it?

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2026 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

I hope they have a LOT of money. Those aircraft need a lot of work. Almost all of them were out of time and needed D checks.

That said, I've flown a lot of miles on those birds...when UA had them, they may have been old...but they were good!

baw716



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7382 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5543 times:

Yeah,UA's 762's were some of the first ones made in the early 80's. One of the reasons they were retired was the dwindling availability of PW JT9 parts and the new rules for RVSM.
Saw one in VCV in July and it looked rough.....



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2908 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5416 times:

One of the ex-UA 762s rotated thru KIX earlier this month.
Everybody was damn near shocked.
Widebody market must be really in short supply to have one of these birds taken out of the desert.


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

I always hear about these new African airlines that will start up, like a new Zambia Airways sometime ago of which nothing was heard again, and many others.

Interesting nonetheless, I hope this gets off the ground. But I doubt they'd be flying to Paris as soon as next month with their own metal.


User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

I thought Royal Air Maroc was involved in setting this new carrier up? Now it seems just Gabonese investors and the president's sun as chairman. Does this mean another failed privatization in Central Africa (after Cameroon Airlines)?

User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5021 times:

Quoting KL577 (Reply 6):
I thought Royal Air Maroc was involved in setting this new carrier up? Now it seems just Gabonese investors and the president's sun as chairman. Does this mean another failed privatization in Central Africa (after Cameroon Airlines)?

To answer my own question: It seems Royal Air Maroc pulled out of the project or they were dumped by the Government of Gabon. Thus the end of the original plan for "Air Gabon International".

Ethiopian Airways will do the maintenance of the aircraft and give crew trainings. Two B767 are expected shortly and a third one will come later. Some more info (in french):

http://www.panapress.com/freenews.asp?code=fre012595&dte=17/12/2006


User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

UY070 DLA 2330 - 0615 CDG

767 P15 J12 Y195

is this the one???


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
Good to see those shortbus 762's back in the air....guess their desert neighbor DL L-1011's didn't cut it?

Agreed. Great to see the 762's flying again. Some of DL's L-1011s did make it back into service, but I think the ones left out there are goners.



Good goes around!
User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 8):
UY070 DLA 2330 - 0615 CDG

767 P15 J12 Y195

is this the one???

UY = Cameroon Airlines


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8087 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4498 times:
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For Gabon to have to be as desperate to get two of those old UA 762, things are worse then in Cuba. If the government had any pride they would lease an airplane like Ghana Airlines does for London-Gatwick.

User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

Quoting KL577 (Reply 10):
UY = Cameroon Airlines

Guess I started from the wrong country with :P


User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 11):
For Gabon to have to be as desperate to get two of those old UA 762, things are worse then in Cuba.

= As an FYI: Gabon is a relatively stable and wealthy African country. Per capita GDP is around USD 8,000 (PPP).

Cheers,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16925 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4404 times:

Quoting BAW716 (Reply 2):
I hope they have a LOT of money. Those aircraft need a lot of work. Almost all of them were out of time and needed D checks.

Forget maintenance....they're going to need a lot of money if Gabon is running the airline. I had some hope when RAM was behind the project but I think it's going to be the same ol' story as any number of restarted African carriers.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

Hell i have traveled many miles around this rock, but i cannot say i have actually heard of Gabon. I could not tell you what Continent it is even on, but if they are dragging these old birds out ,god bless them they have a safe trip


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 13):
= As an FYI: Gabon is a relatively stable and wealthy African country. Per capita GDP is around USD 8,000 (PPP).

Cheers,
A.

But the majority of the population lives below the poverty line. The wealth from oil resources is solely owned by a few. Nevertheless, beautiful country though.


User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Yes, the original plan for "Air Gabon International" has ended and Royal air Maroc has been pulled out by the gabonese government after 1 year of work . It's a total shame!

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