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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 (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3867 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, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3730 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, 2350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

What routing are they using for the complete ferry?


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3234 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 (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3020 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 offlineNBGSkyGod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 811 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2885 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 exactly 8 years ago today! , 3075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

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

No ferry tanks needed on this routing.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...9/history/20100810/0710Z/ZSSS/PGSN
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...9/history/20100811/2310Z/PGSN/PKMJ
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...9/history/20100812/0400Z/PKMJ/PHNL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...9/history/20100814/0835Z/PHNL/KOAK
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...9/history/20100814/1500Z/KOAK/KMZJ





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User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

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




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