EDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 14 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12989 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.
DAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12853 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.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6818 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12008 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?
Rule #1 with aircraft ownership:
If you have to ask how much it costs, then you can't afford it
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
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.
Floridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2072 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10269 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.
Mymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9069 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.
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.
B52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8041 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?