Captainsimon From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4708 times:
Spanner in the works, I spoke to a Jet2 guy today and he has confirmed that JET 2 have rejected both AtlasJet 757s.
They have been re-registered in the US and are now awaiting confirmation of new lessees/sale.
Jet2 have purchased three B757 aircraft ex China Southern, the first of which should arrived at Southend this evening as G-LSAG.
Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 4535 times:
Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 7): Bit of a waste of registration I think, why register G-LSAF, and not use it. Must of been more trouble than they are worth from Atlas.
Yeap, thats true... I flew many times on this lovely bird back in the '90's- at that point operated by LTU Germany. Well it is an ex EASTERN a/c and "saw already better days" (at that time)! Don't wanna know how it looks today...
Egmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 4463 times:
Quoting Debonair (Reply 8): Yeap, thats true... I flew many times on this lovely bird back in the '90's- at that point operated by LTU Germany. Well it is an ex EASTERN a/c and "saw already better days" (at that time)! Don't wanna know how it looks today...
It had a few new pieces in primer when I saw it last Sunday.
BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 863 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 4248 times:
Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 15): G-LSAF & G-LSAJ per Jethros.i12.com will not be acquired, anyone know more
I'm not sure on the reg but talking to a jet2 employee yesterday the airline was going to be leasing 1 757 but decided agianst it so I don't know if that is one of them. He also said that by the start of next year the airline plans to have 21 737s and 10 757s in operation although the company is still on the look out for 737-300s. They were going to be taking on 2 737-400s but decided against that which has some sense i guess from a crewing point of view maybe.
Ryanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4107 times:
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14): Don't think so, all 10 Jet2 757s have been allocated for Jet2 duties next summer already.
You have missed out TFS there. BLK is supposed to be remaining a 737 base for this summer.
Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 15): G-LSAF & G-LSAJ per Jethros.i12.com will not be acquired, anyone know more?
According to someone on another forum they are not being acquired. They have both have been de-registered and now carry US markings, the reason behind it that there was too much work to be done to get them into service. Additional 737s are now to be sourced, covering for the loss of those 2 757s.