Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10056 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 745 times:
A few ex-Tower Air Jumbos soldier on with other airlines, like the former Avianca 747-259B-Combi. Last year one Tower Air plane was sold to UPS, another is flying for Polar. 2 will be used for start-up Voyager International, but the majority is in different stages of scrapping. Badly maintained 30 year-old first generation Jumbos are not sought-after nowadays.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1023 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 716 times:
According to the airliner census only three of Tower's 10 still registered 747s (N602, 603,620FF) show up as not scrapped or parked at MZJ, JFK or VCV, those must be the three that have been leased to UPS or that other airline mentioned above. Incidently their youngest aircraft, N622FF, mfg. 1981) is the one that is being b/u at JFK in the photo.
Defunctairline From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 698 times:
TOWER AIR IS GONE !
Tower Air is in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and has sold all of it's assits to settle it's debt. They have been evicted from there JFK Terminal and all of there 747 aircrafts where repossed and scrapped or sold ( which ever got more money). There web site www. Towerair.com has been closed last week ( It has been running since they ceased all flight operations on May 1, 2000) The also ceased all Charters and shutdown in Sept.