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User currently offlineflywrite From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 194 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 12668 times:
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I've just been watching an episode of Airline Repo (not sure if it's a series or one-off). This particular episode shows the guys recovering two Airbus A320s '87' and '88', one from Chateauroux in France, and the other from Istanbul Ataturk in Turkey.

Does anyone know which aircraft these are? Most shots have the registration blurred out.

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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12587 times:

Quoting flywrite (Thread starter):
two Airbus A320s '87' and '88'

Which are the construction numbers in this case. 87 was SX-BVL and 88 was SX-BVK. Both are still stored in GYY I believe.



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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12531 times:

It was a short lived 'series' - 3 episodes IIRC.

I recently saw that it is now running on Destination America. That channel has been known as Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Home & Leisure, Discovery Home, and Planet Green in the past.

There is at least one thread on the show: Airplane Repo Comes To South Florida (by canyonblue17 Jul 7 2012 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3272 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11995 times:

Quoting flywrite (Thread starter):
I've just been watching an episode of Airline Repo (not sure if it's a series or one-off). This particular episode shows the guys recovering two Airbus A320s '87' and '88', one from Chateauroux in France, and the other from Istanbul Ataturk in Turkey.

Does anyone know which aircraft these are? Most shots have the registration blurred out.

I saw this episode, the registration numbers were changed in the Azores from what I remember, does anyone have any idea who flew these birds prior, or who they were operated by, at time of repossession? On another episode they began the show showing one of the A-320's at GYY and said Mr Popovich was looking for a buyer, but for only one of the frames.



Quoting ADent (Reply 2):
It was a short lived 'series' - 3 episodes IIRC.

That is what I've seen exactly 3 episodes. Maybe the publicity backfired on his business, I believe extreme discretion would be paramount in his line of work, and national T.V. may be too much exposure for him, his crew and business. Mr Popovich seems like the kind of guy you'd want as an ally. Who knows for sure, but it was fun watching those 3 shows.



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User currently offlineBAeRJ100 From Australia, joined Nov 2011, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11858 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 3):
I saw this episode, the registration numbers were changed in the Azores from what I remember, does anyone have any idea who flew these birds prior, or who they were operated by, at time of repossession?

According to Airfleets.net, they were repossessed whilst being operated by Hellas Jet, around 2010. Previously operated under different registrations for LTE and RJ.


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3272 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11648 times:

Quoting BAeRJ100 (Reply 4):
According to Airfleets.net, they were repossessed whilst being operated by Hellas Jet, around 2010.

IIRC, the episode at some point said these planes were being rushed out in case the company leasing them filed bankruptcy keeping them from repo'ing the planes as the government would seize them for collateral. So I guess Hellas jet is no longer operating? Was this the company that lost an aircraft in ATH a few years ago, flying was a steward of the company and working the flight?



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11392 times:

No, the one incident HJ had was an A-320 destroyed in the Sabena Technics hangar at BRU.

The accident you are thinking of was ZU-522, a B-737-300 that slowly lost cabin pressueration and crashed in Greece on 14 August 2005.


User currently offlineHullCitySpotter From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10489 times:

I saw this! And it was Hellas Jet.

User currently offlinebeau222 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9622 times:

How Did This Vasp Aircraft End Up In Gary, IN? (by irelayer Apr 6 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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