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China Eastern's MD-90 Ferry Flights  
User currently offlineeprn1n2 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 30 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

I've been watching the China Eastern MD-90s coming over to the United States. When they come over they are still Chinese registered so I assume they change the registration over here but that means the Delta pilots cannot fly them. Who are doing the ferry flights? Are they using foreign crews or are the Chinese MD-90 pilots bringing them over?

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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4435 times:
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The ferry flights are complete - all aircraft are now located in the US. Since they were flown under China Eastern flight numbers and not their registration numbers or another third party, it would be a safe assumption that they were China Eastern filght crews. If anyone has any further specifics, I will defer to them.

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 15 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

What routing are they using for the complete ferry?

There's nothing quite like a trijet.
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8727 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (5 years 15 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

Its a 50/50 chance it would be China Eastern crews or DL. If anyone has ferry flight routes, I would love to know them. PVG-GUM-MAJ-HNL-LAX-ATL could be one providing they installed ferry tanks.


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User currently offlineeprn1n2 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

They don't need ferry tanks and that is the routing that they have been using though I think Saipan is used instead of Guam. If the aircraft is still Chinese registered then an American crew cannot fly it unless they are certified by the Chinese authorities and receive a Chinese license.

User currently onlineNBGSkyGod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 890 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

It could also be contract crews. Since it is likely there would be a severe language barrier with a Chinese crew used to flying domestically in China trying to fly around the domestic US.

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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

Here's one flight, and it went through Saipan, Marshall Islands and HNL.

No ferry tanks needed on this routing.


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User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 611 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

I saw one in MAJ back in march... certainly took me by surprise.

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