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Northwest 742 For Kabo Air Of Nigeria  
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2254 times:


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After more than three years in the desert at Marana ship 636 is undergoing maintenance at Victorville for onward lease to Kabo Air of Nigeria, seems almost certain that it will do some Hadj-flights for them as thats the main business of the Northern Nigerian carrier. Note that the engines have already been painted blue according to Kabo´s livery.
Lets see if this will be the only ex-NWA Classic Jumbo which will be leased. N636US of 1986 is about 15 years younger than the very early built 742s Kabo Air used to fly and of which not all are flyable anymore.

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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Perhaps some of the existing B747-200's will provide a useful source of parts.

David


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

I think Kabo Air has two active B747's of its own. So, who is the lessor of this aircraft? Is it a temporary lease?

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Quoting ENU (Reply 2):
I think Kabo Air has two active B747's of its own.

In 2001/02 they even had 6, and as the airline only operates otherwise surplus, old or even very old aircraft, they need to renew their fleet constantly. 2 747s is by far not enough for Nigerian Hadj flights.


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