NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10969 posts, RR: 9 Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6981 times:
There are some 777s which are haunted by failed leases and bankrupted operators. Line-no.17, originally with BA, is an example. It went to Khalifa, which couldn´t take it up as they closed down. After a year sleeping it went to Varig, which also closed shop in its original form. More than a year ago it leased for use by the Government of Gabon ( kind of a giant cake for a small child to swallow), but according to the fleetlists around it still isf the US. Another failed deal, or is it still outfitting?
N471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6369 times:
seems so odd that with the delays to the 787 and 380 that someone has not picked up the 6 stored 777's and I know they do different missions and do not have the range of the 300ER's but they are 777's with two engines and must be more efficeint than 747's-----funny as these 6 aircraft have been stored for a loing time
Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1803 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4061 times:
Line 17? I'm thinking this is a 777-200. I think the demand in the world nowadays is for 777-200ERs and LRs. Front of the line 777s neither have the range, payload or weight improvements seen in later lines. Just getting a 777 for the sake of having a 777 is besides the point.
"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3274 times:
Well there is the recently announced upgrade package from Boeing so if these underutilized "classic" 777 frames could be picked up cheap an upgraded perhaps they could provide some serious value for the operator/lessor who happens across the right deal at the right time.
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Abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5141 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
Quoting NA (Thread starter): More than a year ago it leased for use by the Government of Gabon ( kind of a giant cake for a small child to swallow)
= I would not go that far. Gabon is a relatively wealthy country, and it's Government is awash with money. It is actually quite amusing that Gabon has been so inward looking ... its one of the most fascinating places I have been to.