Leamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 13591 times:
Witnessed yesterday at the new SFO International Terminal a Philippine Airlines Boeing 737 ferry flight # 402 from Tucson. Plane was just refueled and proceeded to Honolulu without taking on passengers.
What is a ferry flight? How do I get more information about this aircraft bearing registration # EI-CVO?
Tom2katie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 13429 times:
A "ferry permit" is usually issued by the FAA at the airlines request in order to fly an aircraft that is not "airworthy" but is "flyable" to another location. The general reason for doing this is some sort of maintenance problem that would make the aircraft unsafe for passenger flights; that needs to be addressed at an airline maintenance hub. They may also be used if you are importing an aircraft to the US that does not currently hold a US airworthiness certificate. Hope this helps. The FAA issues an advisory circular that deals with the issuance and criteria for ferry flights. You could pick it up at your local FSDO.
Evilboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 13396 times:
We have planes come in all the time, they are ferry flights inbound usualy because the plane did not land the night before cause of fog. The planes come in as ferryflights and leave as revenue flights, with pax so the planes are definitly airworthy.