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New Life For Retired United 767-200?  
User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11608 times:

While visiting Victorville, CA in February I noticed a United 767-200 undergoing maintenance. These 762s have been stored at least since 2003/2004 at VCV, so I am wondering why they stripped the paint off this 767 (see pic below). New life ahead for this 767?

I am also wondering if anyone has any information about the identity (reg, c/n or fleet no.). Unfortunately there are no visible markings left.


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(I took this one. I am not looking for picture views ... so don't open it if you don't need to! )

Picture from 2005 showing the stored 767s:

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Thank you!

[Edited 2007-04-09 13:56:00]

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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11472 times:

It may be re-entering life for another carrier that uses second hand equipment. I doubt UAL would return it to service. There is also the posibility that it is being prepared for conversion to a freighter.


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User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11454 times:

They are all for sale. Here is the link:

http://www.controller.com/listings/f...d=45862CC47C38453CB5B9CAA61FBB59A2


User currently offlineEGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11227 times:
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How much does something like this sell for on the 2nd hand market? I clicked the link but it says call for price. How much life does this kind of airframe still have in it?

EGCC777LR



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User currently offlineAndrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10967 times:

N610UA is now at Guangzhou , China for checks and paints. It will be going to a new start up in Thailand.

However she is not the one EDDL saw. N610UA is still in complete UA colors minus the titles and logos.


User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10945 times:

I heard about "UK International Airlines" ... they want to start UK-Pakistan/Dubai flights with 762 equipment. Where are those 767s coming from?
http://www.ukinternationalairlines.com/5.html


User currently offlineAndrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10916 times:

For UK international airlines, they have taken N603UA and N604UA.

[Edited 2007-04-09 19:05:20]

User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10668 times:

Thank you so far! According to Airlinerlist N617UA and N618UA were seen like this at VCV a week before I took the shot. Both are going to join "Gabon AL" .....

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6370 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10627 times:

Quoting EGCC777LR (Reply 3):
How much does something like this sell for on the 2nd hand market? I clicked the link but it says call for price. How much life does this kind of airframe still have in it?

EGCC777LR

Rule #1 with aircraft ownership:

If you have to ask how much it costs, then you can't afford it  Wink



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User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9994 times:

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 1):
I doubt UAL would return it to service.

 checkmark  The reason they were retired was due to an FAA requirement for upgrading certain avionics equipment, and due to their age, the cost/benefit analysis showed it was better to retire/sell these aircraft than spend the additional money to upgrade older aircraft.


User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9818 times:

Hello All

Lets all chip in and buy one, this way ANCFlyer will not have any problems will his travels.  duck 

See all in BHM.

Cheers

swatpamike


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8888 times:

There is a lot of talk that ABX Air is going to purchase some of the ex-United 762's as well, and also some more of American's 762's. They just purchased one 762, but they need additional aircraft for the new ANA contract.


Good goes around!
User currently offlineUnitedFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8747 times:

Now wait a minute, why is there a UA 737 in NEW LIVERY parked in the desert.....hmmmmm

User currently offlineSilver764 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 8064 times:

Quoting UnitedFlyer (Reply 12):
Now wait a minute, why is there a UA 737 in NEW LIVERY parked in the desert.....hmmmmm

Quite interesting?????


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7794 times:

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 10):
Lets all chip in and buy one, this way ANCFlyer will not have any problems will his travels.

You could probably get a good deal on those ex-DL L1011s as well.  Wink



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User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7688 times:

Quoting UnitedFlyer (Reply 12):
Now wait a minute, why is there a UA 737 in NEW LIVERY parked in the desert.....hmmmmm

There was a thread on it recently. It was discussed in quite a bit of detail - basically if I remember correctly through a series of unexpected twists and turns that particular aircraft ended up being returned to the leasor. I'm too lazy to look up the thread, but there is one out there.


User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7642 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 14):
You could probably get a good deal on those ex-DL L1011s as well.

Here's one that never left Victorville that is almost ready for flight. Not much of a market for the L10's anymore.


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First class still looks pretty good in it's classic configuration.


User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1371 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7271 times:

Quoting Andrewtang (Reply 6):
For UK international airlines, they have taken N603UA and N604UA.

 Sad

I have a poster of N603UA on my wall. It is from when the 762 was a jewwl in the fleet - in Orange/Red/Blue stripes.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7147 times:

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 10):
Lets all chip in and buy one,

Most interesting is tail number N601UA (S/N 21862) in VIP configuration. Did UA use it for an all-premium service, charters or as its corporate jet? I wonder if it was also configured with 88 seats as the 762 Executive on the same list.

http://www.controller.com/listings/f...d=45862CC47C38453CB5B9CAA61FBB59A2


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[Edited 2007-04-10 06:24:01]


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User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6660 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 18):
Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 10):
Lets all chip in and buy one,

Most interesting is tail number N601UA (S/N 21862) in VIP configuration. Did UA use it for an all-premium service, charters or as its corporate jet? I wonder if it was also configured with 88 seats as the 762 Executive on the same list

Isn't this the 762 that was bought by 'Google' founders and was kept a big secret? Maybe they backed-out of the deal?


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6486 times:

Quoting B52murph (Reply 19):
Isn't this the 762 that was bought by 'Google' founders and was kept a big secret?

That was the ex QF bird.....

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The last flight for Qantas, with the kangaroo on the tail, and the titles "Spirit of Australia" and "City of Launceston" removed.....

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