TWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 3839 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5266 times:
On my way to work today, I saw a Ceiba 777 sitting on the Fedrx ramp at IAH today, does anyone know why? Also I heard the Ecuadorian president was coming in town yesterday too; and there were 4 Atlas 744s (I had no idea Atlas had that big of an operation here!), 2 AN124s, and 1 BA 748 at the east cargo ramp.
Last week 2 AA 772s were in Houston as well. I looked on flightaware and saw one came from NRT and another from MAD so I guess they were diversions. And there was a DL CRJ900 on the Fedex ramp, idk why that was there.
On a side note, the terminal B construction is coming along a lot faster than I thought!
Notevery day we find light winds. What do we do in these situations? Fly.
thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4270 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5150 times:
Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter): On my way to work today, I saw a Ceiba 777 sitting on the Fedrx ramp at IAH today, does anyone know why? Also I heard the Ecuadorian president was coming in town yesterday too; and there were 4 Atlas 744s (I had no idea Atlas had that big of an operation here!), 2 AN124s, and 1 BA 748 at the east cargo ramp.
Yeah, a delegation from Equatorial Guinea (Celiba Intercontinental 777) is in town, probably to schmooze with local politicos and those in the oil biz. Not aware that the Ecuadorian president was in town, no reports of another unusual VIP jet at IAH, EFD or HOU that I am aware of. The BA 748 is the regular Sunday Global Logistics flight, if I am not mistaken and the ANs, well a very common sight at IAH.
It's very commonplace to see up to 4 Atlas 744s (2 for the 'Houston Express' run and 2 cargo birds here). The 74Fs are usually parked over at South Cargo (FDX ramp), whereas the 2 pax versions are parked at East Cargo when not operating. in addition we have been seeing their 763s on a frequent basis as well.
drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5393 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3992 times:
As I mentioned in the Houstonspotters thread, UA's hissyfit notwithstanding, IAH hasn't seen traffic this heavy (in regards to aircraft size) since the late 70s early 80s. There are 757s/767s/777s/747s everywhere.
FlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1750 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3399 times:
Random trivia- Equatorial Guinea has a consulate general in Houston (one of their only consulates in the world actually) and supposedly Houston has the largest EG ex-pat population in North America, which granted per the press release when the consulate opened was at just a little over 100 (the consulate was opened to facility Oil/Gas industry connections).