Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1135 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 840 times:
Today I passed by the Edmonton City Airport and what I saw is 4 737-200s which was a big surprise since Edmonton City airport serves mostly light and business aviation.Two of them were inside the airport maintenance hangars with workers scrapping paint and doing all sorts of things. The other two were parked near to the hangars in full "USAir" titles.
Any ideas of what are they doing in Edmonton. Are they destined for Westjet (all 737-200 fleet)? Any ideas? Thanks!
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 780 times:
Actually, the USAir 737s were originally supposed to be delivered to Canjet, but Canjet folded and was also unable to reach a leasing agreement with US Airways.
I doubt that they'll go to WestJet apparently because I've heard that these USAir 737s have different engines from the ones in WJ's fleet, so WJ doesn't want them. At least that's what I heard, so don't take my word for it.
Yes, Spar Aviation is doing the overhauling now with these 732s. Spar specializes in servicing older aircraft, so you may actually see the occasional 737 or 727 at YXD. What strikes me as a bit odd is that these 737s have been sitting by the hangars for months now.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 767 times:
Cascade Aerospace (formerly Conair) in Abbotsford has the WestJet heavy maintenance contract, so that's another reason the aircraft at YXD probably aren't for WJ.
CanJet had been negotiating for three other 737-200's from US, but didn't reach a leasing deal. I heard some of those aircraft were picked up by Royal. Spar had the contract for the pre-delivery overhaul for CanJet, and I'm not sure, but possibly Royal as well.