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Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time  
User currently offlinetonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6863 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.

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User currently offlinejetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 3335 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6839 times:

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

User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1293 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6717 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, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6520 times:
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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, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6133 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



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User currently offlinetonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5928 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 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5506 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, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5501 times:
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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 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5462 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, 1319 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

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

Which registration is this?



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5128 times:
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Quoting zkojq (Reply 9):
Which registration is this?

Can you answer this MCOflyer?


User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4878 times:
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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, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4824 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]


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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4754 times:
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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, 2396 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4724 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.



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4672 times:
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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, 2396 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4564 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.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4416 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



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1319 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):

Thanks for the information.  



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

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

KH



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3908 times:
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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, 2396 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3842 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


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3788 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



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User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3508 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, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3493 times:
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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...


User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1293 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

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?

They were still there on my last visit in March of 2012.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 8):
They were parked in front of the Canberra that has been sitting there for years.

The Canberra disappeared in March. On one of my last visits there a crane was moving the wings off of the ramp onto the adjacent grassy area. The next week when i passed through it was gone completely. I don't know if was moved to a hanger for restoration or moved off field. Does anyone know what happened with it?


User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

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 curious about the particulars because it seems like it's been awaiting delivery a really long time compared to a lot of UN's other recent 747 acquisitions.

User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3244 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 24):
Thanks and that was my understanding as well but I belive N747KD has now left MLB and is infact at RME...

Nope....still here. It will go to RME after my company fuels it.

Quoting Flaps (Reply 25):
They were still there on my last visit in March of 2012.

The Hueys are to be moved to SFB because the owners(DoS) don't like the salt air.

Quoting Flaps (Reply 25):
The Canberra disappeared in March. On one of my last visits there a crane was moving the wings off of the ramp onto the adjacent grassy area. The next week when i passed through it was gone completely. I don't know if was moved to a hanger for restoration or moved off field. Does anyone know what happened with it?

This A/C was disassembled and shipped to Space Center Exec airport in Titusville to be restored.
I believe that the airplane will then be put on display at the warbird museum (pending funding.)

Also, for general info, there was a B707 that was the testbed for the JT8D conversion here.
It was chopped up and sent to the scrap heap. At least part of it. Some went to St. Louis Mo.
to be tested for metal fatigue.

KD


User currently offlinebeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

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.



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