TT737FO From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Ameristar runs its operations in the same vein as Kitty Hawk and USAJet. In addition to the -200 they also fly Falcons.
It's on-demand cargo--primarily car parts. I'm not sure if they are based at YIP, nonetheless they have a big operation there.
Guess what....with the economic downturn (that really is hitting the auto industry), a lot of pilots at companies such as these are finding themselves furloughed or waiting in hotel rooms on extended lay overs. Pay ain't squat either.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
To expand on Mr. Silagi's identification and history of the pictured aircraft as N767TW c/n 20258, I can add that was built as line number 276, and first flew on February 12 of 1971.
The aircraft was delivered to Lufthansa on February 18, 1971, and named "Darmstadt". It was transferred to German Cargo Services in May of 1990 (which was then renamed as Lufthansa Cargo Airlines on May 1, 1993). Air Atlanta Icelandic leased it on September 16, 1994 (reregistered it as TF-ABF) and promptly leased it back to Lufthansa.
As for it's ending up in Ameristar's hands, my source is dated August 1997, so it transferred since that time.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina