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2 RG 772 At MZJ Not Up For Purchase?  
User currently offlineolddominion727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 394 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Curious about something... I see 2 RG 772's @ MZJ. Why wouldn't DL, AA, UA take them into their fleet and replace a few older 76X, or even US add them to their fleet to do the PHL-PVG route they were awarded? Wouldn't they go for cheap?

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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3056 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2978 times:
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From what I've read:
Condition isn't the greatest
They are 777-200A models (short range early build)
Maintenance Record issues as well?



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31262 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
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Per Airfleets, one (PP-VRD) was parted out at ARG and the other three are with new customers (TransAero for PP-VRI and PP-VRJ; Afrijet for PP-VRC).

User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

I believe the ex-RG birds are in a bad way and only worth scrap value from what I read on previous posts here on this subject. If US want to start PHL - PVG, they surely could do no worse than make Airbus an offer for the two ex-Kingfisher A345's sitting around in TLS gathering dust. At least they'll have crew commonality so less training expenses to start the route up.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31262 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2792 times:
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Quoting TC957 (Reply 3):
If US want to start PHL - PVG, they surely could do no worse than make Airbus an offer for the two ex-Kingfisher A345's sitting around in TLS gathering dust.

Far better for US to make a play for someone's A340-300 for that mission.


User currently offlineBoeing773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):

Exactly, I don't see why they should bring in another fleet type (777) which would require training, maintenance, ect. Even if these planes were at a great price they wouldn't be worth it. The A340 would be more economical with training, and maintenance. Now if they should pick up the A340-300/500 is an other story. The A340-500 would carry more people, and may be cheaper since the A340-500 isn't that desirable.

From what people are saying about these RG 772 they also probably wouldn't make it from PHL-PVG.



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2699 times:
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Quoting olddominion727 (Thread starter):
I see 2 RG 772's @ MZJ

Are you looking at an old picture? These are no longer there and one was scrapped but as poster #3 pointed out the other ones are alive and well-----only two 777's have been parted out and they are line #8 and line #19. Two others have been written off due to accidents so a total of only 4 777's have gone to heaven.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31262 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
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Quoting Boeing773ER (Reply 5):
From what people are saying about these RG 772 they also probably wouldn't make it from PHL-PVG.

As they are A Model planes, they wouldn't make it (with a payload) if they were brand new.  

Airfleets says VG's 777-200ERs went to Aeromexico and Transaero.


User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8458 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1921 times:
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Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
Airfleets says VG's 777-200ERs went to Aeromexico and Transaero.

ILFC leased Varig to new 777-200ER with GE 90 engines, those were re-leased to AeroMEXico. RG had a very diverse and motly 777 fleet with seating from their original operators. The 777-200(no ER) referred to here were originally with BA and had huge First Class cabins. Its sad RG ended the way it did, they operated a very odd long haul fleet with 767, 747, MD-11 and 777's.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6475 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1880 times:
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Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
Airfleets says VG's 777-200ERs went to Aeromexico and Transaero.

And those were PP-VRA and PP-VRB.


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