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Evergreen Purchased 777-200 MSN 27109  
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8011 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.

Anyone have any insight?

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User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7926 times:

Why is it a non-ER with 90,000 lb thrust engines. I realize there is little difference beyond programming etc. in thrust ratings, but this is inconsistent with design specs.


Sic 'em bears
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7819 times:

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 1):
Why is it a non-ER with 90,000 lb thrust engines.

That reason is why these aircraft became an undesirable cast amongst other 777s when retired from BA. G-ZZZD is stored at MZJ.


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BA still has 3 non-ERs with 90K GE-90s: G-ZZZA, G-ZZZB, and G-ZZZC. I'm not certain why BA retired only two and left three flying though...

[Edited 2008-08-29 14:45:47]

User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7756 times:

Was this the one that was going to be the first to be parted out?

What happened to the other one in storage at Ardmore?



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7707 times:



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 3):
Was this the one that was going to be the first to be parted out?

Yes.


User currently offlineMd11sdf From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7679 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 your camera may as well be a stinger misslie to the Airport Police.
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7624 times:

Isn´t Evergreen doing a lot of parting-out?

User currently offlineFflorida From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7344 times:



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 3):
What happened to the other one in storage at Ardmore?

Which other one?


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7259 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

[Edited 2008-08-29 21:14:03]

User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7212 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):

Yes.

But then:

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 8):
PP-VRD - parted out at ARG

So did Evergreen buy it to further part it out?

Quoting Fflorida (Reply 7):

Which other one?



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 8):

I think I'm thinking of 27108/PP-VRC.



"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6615 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6882 times:

Isn't the one in SIN ex N207UA or 208UA? That departed SIN and now flies for Transaero I thought?

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5975 times:

Wasn't there an ex Varig 777 @ JFK sans engines?


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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5795 times:

N702BA (ex-G-ZZZD, PP-VRC) was acquired by the Government of Gabon and was seen active at Beijing on 08-08-08, according to both Skyliner and the ATDB.

There is still apparently one -ER still at SIN since almost a year ago, I think indeed N208UA (or its sister, I never remember). Royal Brunei is not taking on any in the end.

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 11):
Wasn't there an ex Varig 777 @ JFK sans engines?

Yes, a couple of years ago PP-VRE was stranded at JFK for some time, but subsequently left.

12 replies deep into this thread though I think we are all still curious as to what is the fate of the aircraft in the header: Will she fly again?

Saludos!



How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

I too would like info on this one at ARG. Does anyone out there in airliner land have any clue as to its condition???


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineBA777ER236 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 278 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3663 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 2):
BA still has 3 non-ERs with 90K GE-90s: G-ZZZA, G-ZZZB, and G-ZZZC

These aircraft are and always have been powered by -76Bs. The rest of the GE powered BA fleet have -85Bs.

At some stage after sale the other aircraft were re-engined with -90Bs, but I don't know why (lack of spares maybe?)

Cheers
 Smile



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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1933 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

I was in Ardmore 2 months ago and there were no 777's present in any condition...The company that use to part out a/c in Ardmore move to Opa Locka several years ago...

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