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American 767 In Luton Today.. Any Ideas Whos?  
User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9385 times:

Was braving the wind and rain taking some pics up at LTN today and just before I left an all white 767 plopped down into the puddles. It taxied to the terminal so I gather it was operating a PAX flight.

N250MY which is formerly maxjets plane but Last I knew it was stored over in the USA. Any clue who it was running for?

Theres a Photo in the link.. thanks in advance for the help!

http://frakturedlense.deviantart.com/#/d33e05f

Didnt know whether to start the thread here or in hobby. Forgive me if i got it wrong.

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User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9373 times:

It's owned by KMW LEASING LLC, so possibly visiting the Boeing 767 maintenance facilities at LTN, or passing through on delivery to a new operator?

Callsign was SWQ250

[Edited 2010-11-22 13:55:05]

User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9300 times:

I thought maintenance but it was parked on 1 of the stands for the new Terminal with stairs up to the doors and service trucks around it like it was ready for boarding.

Thanks for info on the owner though.

[Edited 2010-11-22 13:51:07]

User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8925 times:

SWQ is the identifier for Swift Air out of Phoenix. They fly the Citation X and Legacy along with 737s which are mostly used on sports charters. The 767 was sitting at Sky Harbor for a while, rumored to be prepped for an overseas commercial contract.


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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8805 times:

Interesting interesting^ Thanks .. im intrigued.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11668 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8681 times:

As far as I know it is flown by Swift Air and is available for charter.

This aircraft was supposed to have been operating last summer's Balkans Air charter flights from New York to Tirana in Albania. The deal was firm (see: here ) but I'm not sure if the flights ever went ahead, however in July Balkans Air brought legal action against Swift Air... which would suggest that something went wrong. The flights should have ended for this year if they did go ahead, and anyway a 767-200ER has definitely got the range to fly it non stop. I would say it was a private charter, or a last minute charter for another tech aircraft - although the latter is very unlikely. Thinking outside of the box, Hajj should have been ending around about the weekend, so it may have been operating a flight back into the UK.


Dan  



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User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8619 times:

I believe this aircraft is doing flights for Swiftair to/from Kabul via Bucharest every two weeks. The flights were due to go to Gatwick but have been moved to Luton.

Not sure of the reason behind them.


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8438 times:

Kick ass, Thanks for the info guys. 

User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8099 times:

Here's the flight across the pond a couple of weeks ago:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ250



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineaviatorcraig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2010, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7842 times:

Quoting planesarecool (Reply 6):
to/from Kabul via Bucharest every two weeks

Extraordinary rendition flight then?    Lol



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User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7759 times:

Quoting planesarecool (Reply 6):
I believe this aircraft is doing flights for Swiftair to/from Kabul via Bucharest every two weeks. The flights were due to go to Gatwick but have been moved to Luton.

Due into Gatwick tonight, and due out in the early hours of the morning.


User currently offlineBeakerLTN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

A bit similar, but not worthy of it's own thread, I watched a Tu-154 go into Stansted today. (4pm) Any ideas about this one? - Also, the Dubai 744 went into STN today.. a day for some good movements no doubt.


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User currently offline7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6280 times:
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Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
As far as I know it is flown by Swift Air and is available for charter.

This aircraft was supposed to have been operating last summer's Balkans Air charter flights from New York to Tirana in Albania. The deal was firm (see: here ) but I'm not sure if the flights ever went ahead, however in July Balkans Air brought legal action against Swift Air... which would suggest that something went wrong. The flights should have ended for this year if they did go ahead, and anyway a 767-200ER has definitely got the range to fly it non stop. I would say it was a private charter, or a last minute charter for another tech aircraft - although the latter is very unlikely. Thinking outside of the box, Hajj should have been ending around about the weekend, so it may have been operating a flight back into the UK.


The aircraft was at the MRO at KPAE (Paine Field) most of the summer.
I believe the maintenance event took a lot longer the originally planned, based on findings.


User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6183 times:

Glad to see that N250MY is back in the air again. Last time I saw it was at VCV with its fan blades twirling in the wind:


Twin twins (crop) by JeffSFO, on Flickr


User currently offlinesteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

Quoting aviatorcraig (Reply 9):
Quoting planesarecool (Reply 6):
to/from Kabul via Bucharest every two weeks

Extraordinary rendition flight then? Lol

The US DoD has got round to sorting out Afghanistan - my name is on a proposal to do a job for them there next year. They will pick us up in DXB apparently, so wouldn't be surprised if this is getting people to Kabul to do some sorting out in the same programme of works.



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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 4955 times:

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 13):
Glad to see that N250MY is back in the air again. Last time I saw it was at VCV with its fan blades twirling in the wind:

Kick ass pic.. Reminds me of when silverjet shut down and the 2 767's were parked at Luton.


User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1217 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

Swift Flight has a 762 that is in and out of PHX quite often. IIRC it is painted, so perhaps this is a new one? I usually end up seeing it on radar and haven't actually gotten a look at it in a while, so I'm not sure.

User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4628 times:

Does it have normal seating.. wasnt maxjet a biz orientated airline? Alot less seats etc .. or was that eos.

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3874 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4482 times:
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The title of your topic is confusing, I thought you meant an American Airlines (AA) 767. But now I see what you mean, you mean a US registered 767. I thought it meant an unscheduled diversion of an AA 763.

Ben Soriano



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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 18):
The title of your topic is confusing, I thought you meant an American Airlines (AA) 767. But now I see what you mean, you mean a US registered 767. I thought it meant an unscheduled diversion of an AA 763.

Ben Soriano

LOL I wish! That would be awesome.

I guess I figured the "any ideas whos" would stop that from happening sorry.


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2173 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 17):
Does it have normal seating.. wasnt maxjet a biz orientated airline? Alot less seats etc .. or was that eos.

Eos & Maxjet were both business orientated, Eos flew 757s.


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