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Two Air Canada A320s En Route YYZ-ABQ  
User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 848 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6340 times:

I was looking on Flightaware, and noticed that two AC A320s are heading from YYZ to ABQ. Does any one know the story behind this?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20091101/1150Z/CYYZ/KABQ
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...4/history/20091101/1205Z/CYYZ/KABQ

[Edited 2009-11-01 03:56:04]


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User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6240 times:

From what I could see from our OPS site, they are ferrying to ABQ for maintenance.
AC7052 is C-FGYS and AC7054 is C-FKPT.



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User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5757 times:

AC also sent a B763ER down to ABQ. Do you have the registration number for that one?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...6/history/20091101/1614Z/CYYZ/KABQ



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User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5713 times:

The 763 reg was C-GHLU, also for MTC.


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 3075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5655 times:

They ended up going to Roswell,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20091101/1700Z/KABQ/KROW

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...4/history/20091101/1721Z/KABQ/KROW



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25145 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5545 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 4):
They ended up going to Roswell,

They may have stopped at ABQ to clear customs.


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5420 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 4):
They ended up going to Roswell,

Roswell? Modern A320's? The B767 I can understand, that workhorse had it after so many years. Is this confirmed that A320's are being parked?


User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5380 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
Roswell? Modern A320's? The B767 I can understand, that workhorse had it after so many years. Is this confirmed that A320's are being parked?

Not that surprising really, excess passenger and cargo capacity caused by the global economic meltdown. A Jet Airways B777-300 was recently ferried to Marana for storage as well as some factory fresh B777 Freighters. It doesn't necessarily have to do with age.



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5349 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
They may have stopped at ABQ to clear customs.

Interesting question. And most likely expensive for AC. Why don't they store it in Canada itself? ( in the north that is) Isn't polar air as dry as desert air?


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12990 posts, RR: 100
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5281 times:
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Quoting KL911 (Reply 8):
Interesting question. And most likely expensive for AC. Why don't they store it in Canada itself? ( in the north that is) Isn't polar air as dry as desert air?

Freeze-thaw is hard on aircraft. Storing under those conditions does not allow 'stopping the clock' on certain maintenance operations. Besides, the storage yards of the US southwest have the experience to prepare aircraft for long term storage. There is a reason they dominate the storage market.

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User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5244 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
Roswell? Modern A320's? The B767 I can understand, that workhorse had it after so many years. Is this confirmed that A320's are being parked?

Most likely, these aircraft are heading to the paint shop in ROW. All three of these aircraft are in Air Canada's old livery.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5171 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 9):
Freeze-thaw is hard on aircraft. Storing under those conditions does not allow 'stopping the clock' on certain maintenance operations. Besides, the storage yards of the US southwest have the experience to prepare aircraft for long term storage. There is a reason they dominate the storage market.

Lightsaber

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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4778 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 4):
They ended up going to Roswell,

Roswell? Modern A320's? The B767 I can understand, that workhorse had it after so many years. Is this confirmed that A320's are being parked?

Who says that they are going to ROW for storage and not just MX or paint. NW planes come here to VCV all the time to get painted DL.

FX1816


User currently offlineACElite From Canada, joined Oct 2009, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

I gotta assume they are going for paint... AC isn't sending any 320's to rest anytime soon..

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

On a side note, C-GHLU is one of the crew rest-fitted, low density 763s. With Vancouver-Shanghai switching to 77W for the winter season, it means 1 less route for the crew rest 763s to be used... for the routes they were intended for. Vancouver-Beijing (also 77W for the winter) was also operated by low density 763s last winter, although not exclusively.


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User currently offlineNwarooster From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1081 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4095 times:
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According to Aerotransport.Org, these three aircraft were put into storage at Roswell.  old 

User currently offlineBeechnut From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 725 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2806 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
Roswell? Modern A320's? The B767 I can understand, that workhorse had it after so many years. Is this confirmed that A320's are being parked?

Air Canada's oldest A320s were built in 1990, 19 years ago. It's newest 767 was built in 2001, 8 years ago.

Your point is?

Beech


User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 848 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

When HP was still around, the company would send a/c down there for paint work, as well as over to AMA. With the merger, the original commercials were shot at ROW, since then I have not noticed any US a/c going into ROW, but to DHN instead. YV used to send a/c down there as well. The crew would come back thru ABQ to PHX, deadheading after they would drop off an a/c.
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User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 4945 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2613 times:



Quoting Nwarooster (Reply 15):
According to Aerotransport.Org, these three aircraft were put into storage at Roswell. old

I am under the impression that AC have been returning A320's to the leesor for quite some period of time. Perhaps this is where the leesor wanted them returned to. Whether this applies to a 763 I don't know.


User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

As I mentioned in my other posts, our operations site was showing these a/c going for maintenance...not for storage or returning to lessors.
As another post mentioned, all these a/c are in the old colors, so who's to say they are not getting repainted into the new colors.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2430 times:



Quoting AC_B777 (Reply 19):
As another post mentioned, all these a/c are in the old colors, so who's to say they are not getting repainted into the new colors.

A tube of Winter Mint Air Canada toothpaste, anyone  Wink



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