Kent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 888 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2818 times:
Various sources are reporting that Alliance Airlines (QQ), based in Brisbane, Australia has signed a letter of intent to purchase 8 F100s form an unnamed European vendor, which will see their F100 fleet (many ex-US?) expand to 19. Alliance runs charters, mostly for mining but also the government sector.
From what I can see, this will make Alliance the largest F100 operator, and the second largest Fokker operator after KLM (Alliance also operates 6 F50s).
That wold indeed be cool, It would make some financial sence, newer aircraft, launch customer (get a discount), better economics (quieter, greener). But the classic F100 are cheap as chips. Also I'm sure banks would have the memory that Alliance was formed out of the shadows of Flight West Airlines, be a little nervous about lending them the extra funds.
AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1408 times:
Quoting vfw614 (Reply 7): FI is also speculating that the source is ST
If true then these would be them:
11276 D-AGPA stored since 300109 in white c/s. Arrived at WOE 280409. exUS N850US
11278 D-AGPB arrived at WOE 230309 for storage. exUS N851US
11280 D-AGPC arrived at WOE in white c/s 110409 for storage. exUS N852US
11281 D-AGPD stored since 040209 in white c/s. Arrived at WOE 270409. exUS N853US
11300 D-AGPE arrived at WOE 140409 for storage. exUS N862US
11306 D-AGPG arrived at WOE 100409 for storage. exUS N864US
11314 D-AGPL arrived at WOE 140409 for storage. exUS N869US
11338 D-AGPQ arrived at WOE 090409 for storage. exUS N884US