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Gabon´s 777 -still Stored After A Year.  
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10765 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6902 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?

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User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1566 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6290 times:
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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

User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6165 times:

What about Oasis 744s???? I think there are 4 of them parked...


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10765 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6118 times:



Quoting 777jaah (Reply 2):
What about Oasis 744s???? I think there are 4 of them parked...

That just happened, and nobody expects them to be parked very long.
The 777s mentioned are out of work for much, much longer. See also the Brunei 772 ntus, they´ve not seen service in 2 years.


User currently offlinePagoFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

I think Lockheed-Georgia still has 6 C-130s that Libya ordered 20 years ago?

User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3982 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.


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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3195 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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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5124 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1915 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.

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A.



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6829 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1830 times:



Quoting NA (Thread starter):
Another failed deal, or is it still outfitting?

According to a reliable source, the deal was cancelled.


PH



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