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Future Of Air Comet's Long-haul Fleet  
User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Hello ladies and gents,

Was wondering if anyone out there had any details as to the future of Air Comet's long haul fleet beyond the following information:

- A330-223 (cn 943) ex EC-KUO has been re-registered EI-ELI and flown to BOD
- A330-223 (cn 962) ex EC-KVS has been re-registered EI-ELJ and flown to BOD
- A330-223 (cn 970) ex EC-KXB has been re-registered EI-EJY and flown to MUC
- A330-223 (cn 979) ex EC-KYC has been re-registered EI-EJZ and flown to MUC
- A340-312 (cn 007) ex EC-KHU has been re-registered EI-ELH, still parked at MAD

This tells me they've got new Irish registrations (significance? Whom do they now belong to?), two have gone to France, and two have gone to Germany. Is this a sign of storage, or a new operator(s)?

Also, does anyone know if Safi Airways has begun operating their ex-Comet A340-312?

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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3496 times:

I hope they remain in Spain with UX or IB.

Also I´ve seen in a spanish forum that a new airline could start operations soon.......let´s see what happen.....


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3432 times:
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Quoting Irobertson (Thread starter):
This tells me they've got new Irish registrations (significance? Whom do they now belong to?),

I know GECAS was one of the owners of these planes. And if I'm not wrong, GECAS is based at Ireland.

Two of the new line A330 stored at Lourdes and property of HSH Nordbank seems to be sold to a new Norwegian low-cost carrier called Feel Air that will intend to start flights from Oslo to NYC and some points in Asia.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 1):
I hope they remain in Spain with UX or IB.

Hope to see A330's in IB colors soon: it will represent the opening of new routes and more frequency in some routes.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3413 times:

One of their A330s is still in BEY in front of the MASCO hangars per the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash videos.

It can clearly be seen in this CNN video:
http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2.../26/perry.lebanon.plane.search.cnn

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5233/aircometbey.jpg

[Edited 2010-01-27 00:07:16]


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User currently offlineCslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

I'd like to see DL acquire those 4 P&W-powered A330-223, they would likely blend well into DL's fleet.


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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3394 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

There's also 6 outstanding orders for A332s on Airbus' books for Groupo Marsans (owners of Air Comet) who, I beleive, no longer have an airline to fly these planes with. I wonder whether these will be cancelled or immediatley sold on like the recent 2 which were taken over by Nordbank (as mentioned above) to lease out to someone else?

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