AV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1292 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10113 times:
Who knows? But why a 742? Why not a 763ER or even a used 744 or 772. I doubt this will last more than 6 months but I do Love the 747's but really how do they think they can last with 1 fuel thirsty and "old" plane. Goodluck but I don't give them a long lifespan.
na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10047 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9389 times:
I wonder what their business model is. Must be a niche no one found yet. Low-cost of cause, otherwise this will be a white elephant. Baltia sounds like they are flying to the Baltic. Does that fill an old 742 regularly?
A start up with a 742 ten years ago was called unusual, but how shall I call it in 2011? Nice to see nevertheless. Smart livery. Makes me wonder why they didnt choose a 20 year-old 744 at least. This plane here has flown continuously for 30 years and has clocked about 104.000 hours. Did NWA do a D-check on it rather shortly, only a few years before retiring it two years ago, or what?
timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 964 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8736 times:
Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 2): Cool to see old 6623 flying again, complete with Northwest interior.
The funny thing is if you read Baltia's website you would think they were refurbishing the interior with modern amenities. I guess it's not surprising that it is exactly the same because an airline acquiring 747-200s can't exactly be swimming in cash.
jetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2141 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8659 times:
On November 15, 2009 BLTA paid the remaining balance on one Boeing 747-200 Aircraft, without engines, and now owns the Jetliner free and clear. The purchase price of the Aircraft was $475,000. Logistic Air accepted 2,000,000 common shares as a small part of the aircraft purchase. The Aircraft was purchased without engines. In conjunction with the purchase, Logistic Air is Leasing to the Company engines on a "Power by the Hour" basis.
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4434 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8102 times:
It could be that all they can afford is a 747-200 at this point in time. I doubt this airline will be in business more than a few weeks but will it really be that bad to see a freshly painted 747 "Classic" on the tarmac at JFK? Here is to a successful first flight and many more down the line.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
beeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1699 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6715 times:
Quoting CX747 (Reply 12): It could be that all they can afford is a 747-200 at this point in time. I doubt this airline will be in business more than a few weeks but will it really be that bad to see a freshly painted 747 "Classic" on the tarmac at JFK? Here is to a successful first flight and many more down the line.
Well I hope they make it as well as anyone else who that tries in this dog eat dog world. I wish them well and BLUE SKIES AHEAD.
Quoting na (Reply 5): Did NWA do a D-check on it rather shortly, only a few years before retiring it two years ago, or what?
b6a322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 287 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5379 times:
If Airberlin can fly between JFK and two destinations (albeit one seasonally) in Germany with their old 330's from LT that have the same kind of interior, I see no reason Baltia Can't.
Its just that this one is like an SUV. And needs 38318 times more kero!
And did anyone notice how in this picture: http://imageshack.us/f/24/baltia089.jpg/ it looks like a good 50% of the instruments from the panel are missing? No way that this plane actually got off the ground in my opinion.
[Edited 2011-09-24 15:02:24]
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