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When And How Long Air Jamaica Use 747s?  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4247 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

Today I decided to look up Air Jamaica on Youtube, and I saw a photo of a Boeing 747 that Air Jamaica had leased. I am wondering when and how long AJM used this 747, and did they use a Jamaican cockpit and cabin crew, or the the airline they leased the 747 from, provide the crew?

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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8668 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

Air Jamaica leased (wet leased?) 747s from both Aer Lingus and Tower Air during the 1980s, usually for several months during the winter.

The Aer Lingus aircraft leased were EI-ASI and EI-BED:

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The Tower Air 747 was N602FF:

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I believe EI-ASI was leased during the winter months of 1983-84.

EI-BED was leased from 15 November 1986 until 16 April 1987.

N602FF was leased from 1 July 1987 to 31 May 1988.

I am guessing that as Air Jamaica ad no 747s of their own that rather than retrain sufficient crews to operate the leased planes they damp leased if not wet leased them.

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