Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time  
User currently offlinetonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7591 times:

Anyone know what a Transaero 747 is doing at MLB? It's been there for over 3 weeks I believe. I know they do charters, but I wouldn't think they sit there for a long time. Great view every time I fly out or even return a rental.

28 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinejetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 3365 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7567 times:

Cabin overhaul work is performed at MLB for Transaero by a third-party.

User currently onlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1301 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7445 times:

There were two Transaero 747's at MLB earlier this year as well. One left in late February I believe with one remaining the last time I was there in early March. I knew they were getting some type of work but didn't know what kind.

User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7249 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I was just in MLB last week and got the latest story from the people doing the work. One a/c is undergoing interior modifications and will be delivered to Transaero end of year---it will be ready before the end of the year but Transaero wants it to come into service after the first of the year. The other a/c is quite interesting. It has had its engines removed and they have been shipped to MHV. There they will be attached to another 747 which is scheduled to be scrapped and will make one last flight for this doomed a/c to RME. When the a/c lands in RME the engines will be removed and then shipped back to MLB and that a/c will be scrapped in RME. When the engines get back to RME they will be reattached and this Tranasero a/c will be delivered as soon as possible. Bottom line is both 747-400's now in MLB will soon be flying for Transaero.

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

I can confirm what n471wn said regarding the 744's sitting. EI-XLO is sitting on the SE side of the airport while the other one (EI-XLZ) is at MidAir's hangar getting worked on. EI-XLO used to be sitting on the west side of the pax terminal before they moved her to where she sits now.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlinetonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

Thanks for the update guys!

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 6234 times:

I wanted to head over to MLB after the Cocoa Air Show practice last Friday but it was raining and dreary just to see if there were any Transaero 747s there plus other things.

Are all of those UH-1 Huey choppers that look like they are rotting away still sitting on the west side of the terminal too? there were 50 or so there when I was there in March 2011 to check out the AN-225. Anyone know the story on them?


User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 6229 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):
Are all of those UH-1 Huey choppers that look like they are rotting away still sitting on the west side of the terminal too? there were 50 or so there when I was there in March 2011 to check out the AN-225. Anyone know the story on them?

Sadly I did not notice but I think I would have noticed 50 so not sure that many are still there.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 6190 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 7):
Sadly I did not notice but I think I would have noticed 50 so not sure that many are still there.

they were parked close to the fence along that access road that the terminal is on. They were parked in front of the Canberra that has been sitting there for years.


User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 3):
The other a/c is quite interesting.

Which registration is this?



First to fly on the Boeing 787-9 with Air New Zealand and ZK-NZE; NZ103, AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5856 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting zkojq (Reply 9):
Which registration is this?

Can you answer this MCOflyer?


User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5606 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

It now appears that one of these a/c has left MLB and is now at RME

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5552 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 10):

Can you answer this MCOflyer?

My guess its EI-XLZ. EI-XLO was still there this morning. Flight aware shows zip. I gotta a question: Who's the owner of the white airbus or Boeing parked at the domestic gates?? flight aware shows nothing.

Edit: Looks the temp registration for EI-XLZ is N747ZA while EI-XLO still shows its current registration on the tail. I'll be going past there tomorrow. I'll see if they have moved XLO to the Midair hangar.

KH

[Edited 2012-09-28 11:16:16]


Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5482 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
Edit: Looks the temp registration for EI-XLZ is N747ZA while EI-XLO still shows its current registration on the tail. I'll be going past there tomorrow. I'll see if they have moved XLO to the Midair hangar.

It is this a/c which has apparently now gone to RME per an atdb.org update in the last several days....


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2398 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5452 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
My guess its EI-XLZ. EI-XLO was still there this morning. Flight aware shows zip. I gotta a question: Who's the owner of the white airbus or Boeing parked at the domestic gates?? flight aware shows nothing.

B767-200(ER) N774WD has been ferried there recently, supposed to be for Presidential Airways.



Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5400 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 14):
B767-200(ER) N774WD has been ferried there recently, supposed to be for Presidential Airways.

Yes but we are talking about a 747-400 (N747ZA)


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2398 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5292 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 15):
Yes but we are talking about a 747-400 (N747ZA)

MCOFlyer was asking about an all white Airbus or Boeing and that is my best guess.



Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 14):

B767-200(ER) N774WD has been ferried there recently, supposed to be for Presidential Airways.

Thats what I saw. I appreciate the information you guys have given. MLB seems to be a local spottters paradise. Lets not forget the ATI DC8's that we regularly see coming out of KCOF.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4963 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):

Thanks for the information.  



First to fly on the Boeing 787-9 with Air New Zealand and ZK-NZE; NZ103, AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4743 times:

EI-XLO is still parked on the SE side of the airport right by the customs building.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4636 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 19):
EI-XLO is still parked on the SE side of the airport right by the customs building.

And is it the only 747 now at the airport?


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2398 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4570 times:

The B767 is for Atom Airways, not Presidential Airways, have written about them again today: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...67-200er-delivered-to-atom-airways


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4516 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 20):

And is it the only 747 now at the airport?

Good question. I expect it to be moved if EI-XLZ is not comming back from Midair's RME facility.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
EI-XLO used to be sitting on the west side of the pax terminal before they moved her to where she sits now.

Aircraft EI-XLN is sitting on the east side of the MLB pax terminal.
It came directly from Russia, it has not moved since it arrived.
Once the aircraft (N747KD) is sent out XLN will be moved over to the tent.

Quoting n471wn (Reply 3):
When the a/c lands in RME the engines will be removed and then shipped back to MLB and that a/c will be scrapped in RME. When the engines get back to RME they will be reattached and this Tranasero a/c will be delivered as soon as possible. Bottom line is both 747-400's now in MLB will soon be flying for Transaero.

This A/C has the EI- registration number covered up with N747KD.
This jet came in from Narita Japan on 15AUG
This A/C had the engines removed,sent out west to another B744 that B744 was then flown to RME where it will be scrapped for parts.
Those engines are now back in MLB and are being re-attached again to N747KD.
My guess is this A/C is being modified and then delivered to Transaero by or near the end of the year (maybe earlier.)

KD


User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4221 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 23):
This A/C has the EI- registration number covered up with N747KD.
This jet came in from Narita Japan on 15AUG
This A/C had the engines removed,sent out west to another B744 that B744 was then flown to RME where it will be scrapped for parts.
Those engines are now back in MLB and are being re-attached again to N747KD.
My guess is this A/C is being modified and then delivered to Transaero by or near the end of the year (maybe earlier.)

Thanks and that was my understanding as well but I belive N747KD has now left MLB and is infact at RME...


25 Flaps : They were still there on my last visit in March of 2012. The Canberra disappeared in March. On one of my last visits there a crane was moving the win
26 Newark727 : Apparently the aircraft that will become EI-XLZ is a Rolls Royce engined former-South African example, according to planespotters.net, but I'm a bit c
27 TWAL1011727 : Nope....still here. It will go to RME after my company fuels it. The Hueys are to be moved to SFB because the owners(DoS) don't like the salt air. Th
28 beefstew25 : The white plane parked next to the terminal is a 767. Last week a C-17, 2 744's and a 767 where all there. Coupled with a Delta MD88. Crazy.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Transaero 747 At ARN Yesterday posted Fri Feb 2 2007 02:06:50 by RedChili
Air Madrid - No News For A Long Time posted Fri Dec 10 2004 11:59:55 by IBERIA747
Whose 747-400 Is Parked At Boeing Field? posted Tue Aug 17 2010 12:18:58 by airplanenut
Philipines A340 Parked For Days At YVR posted Tue May 27 2008 22:58:36 by TwinOtter4Ever
Help With Transaero 747 Reg At MIR Today posted Sun Sep 2 2007 21:49:20 by CrewBoyNeo
Extreme Long Shot- 747 At BHM? posted Sun Feb 25 2007 20:03:42 by TSS
Any Room For The 747-8 At VS? posted Mon Jan 29 2007 06:02:54 by JAM747
UAE 747 At LEX For KY Derby (Pic) posted Thu May 11 2006 14:43:16 by DeltaDC9
First Transaero 747-200 Painted At SAT! posted Mon Jun 6 2005 09:22:10 by A340Spotter
Time For A Long Haul Rant posted Sun Apr 11 2004 14:43:47 by Zak