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User currently offlineJet Joc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Boeing gave 4 717s to TWA on 4/12 in TWA colors. Why not AA colors?

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User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

Because all four had been painted for quite some time. It will be up to AA to foot that bill when the time arrives.

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Guess it's like IFlyADesk says.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6290 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Well, if you'll look in the photo database, you can find some pix. Those planes have been flying around on 'test' flights for several months. Boeing was waiting for something from Trans World. Hmmm, wonder what it was.... must have been the RENT!!! It's true, TW stopped paying the bill, so Boeing stopped delivering the planes. It wasn't an ugly thing, it was understood. So those four sat around for quite awhile.

I can't wait to see the first 717 in AA colors.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

When TWA filed for bankruptcy on January 11, they were awarded a 60 day moratorium on lease payments to creditors, after which they had to clear their outstandings or else have the property repossesed. Accordingly, Boeing chose to defer delivery of these aircraft until after March 10 to ensure that sufficient Debtor in Possesion financing was in place to enable TWA to make the payments on the aircraft.

User currently offlineDacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 447 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
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TWA 717s will be deivered in TWA colors until further notice. One 717 N420TW is on the flight ramp now and N2421A just came out of the paint shop in full TWA colors, according to my sources in the paint shop no plans have been made yet to paint a 717 in AA markings, but I will be notified when the first one is due in. TWA will operate as TWA LLC an AA subsidary until at least January 2002, possibly 2003 from what my sources say at AA.
Hope this helps.

Mike aka 'Trijetguy'

"Airliner Photography is not a crime"
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