Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7813 times:
According to my source, MSN 27109 (ex-G-ZZZE, 7T-VKQ, PP-VRD), "has been purchased by
Evergreen International in McMinnville, Oregon in February of this year." Also, the airplane is very much in tact at ARG.
Memphis-based Universal Asset Management originally acquired the airframe - a non-ER General Electric GE90-90B-powered 777-200 (MSN 27109) - in late 2006 and intended to part-out the aircraft for spares.
The question now is what Evergreen intends to do with the aircraft. Restore the airplane to flying status? Continue the part-out? The extent of the part out is unknown. The airplane hasn't flown since late 2006 since it arrived at ARG.
Md11sdf From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7481 times:
Perhaps the Evergreen Air Center wants to do the first pax-to-freight cargo door conversion.
Freighters don't need all of their "belly" space, so extra fuel tanks could be installed to increase the aircraft's range. it's a thought. With the older 747 "classics" rapidly running out of airframe life, Evergreen needs to add to another (used) widebody aircraft type to their fleet.
Terry in Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, where the Airport Police RULE with an iron fist! Spotters and Photographers will NOT be tolerated!!
Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7061 times:
Quoting Bok269 (Reply 3): What happened to the other one in storage at Ardmore?
Are you thinking AFW?
Status of all ex-Varig 777s:
PP-VRA - to Aeromexico
PP-VRB - to Aeromexico
PP-VRC - stored at MZJ, then SBA - IIRC this one is currently stored at SIN in all white colors.
PP-VRD - parted out at ARG
PP-VRE - to Transaero
PP-VRF - for Royal Brunei, status unknown
PP-VRI - to Transaero
PP-VRJ - to Transaero