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The End Of ATI's DC-8s?  
User currently offlinejoshu From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 156 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

Has ATI ceased all DC-8 operations now that they are retiring them? Which ones are still flying around? I know that N604BX headed out to the Mojave the other day. How much longer will they be used?

Thanks.

[Edited 2012-12-24 10:58:22]

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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Drove by Mojave a few weeks ago and there were several parked out on the ramp; looked like the majority of their fleet.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25148 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Yes ATI picked up 3 757 Combi's from National. This allows the DC-8 fleet to be parked.

Here was a press release
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/atsg-c...ernization-purchase-171000044.html

Also mentioned at the end of this thread
National Airlines (USA) Plans DXB-Afghanistan (by LAXintl Dec 12 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

There is an ATI DC-8-62 Combi on the ramp at BWI right now. There is a cowl open, so she's AOG.

My first plane ride was on a DC-8. Sad they'll all be gone.



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User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

End of an era. I'm sad to see them go but at least I get to enjoy their competitors for many years to come! (IE 707/KC-135).

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2921 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 3):

That -60 at BWI should have just come in from the Azores. Not AOG, just post flight work.



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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

It was there yesterday too. I'm really gonna miss their sound and smell.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

Aren't they still using them on the Ascension Island run via Patrick Airforce Base???

KH



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I will miss seing the DC8's coming into Patrick Airforce base. Do not get me wrong, the 757 is cool, but not as cool as the DC-8 it replaces.

KH



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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1874 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

I'm sure that there were up to four DC-8 left:

- N41CX: last tracked flight 08-10-2012
- N71CX: last tracked flight 11-10-2012
- N721CX: last tracked flight five days ago
- N799AL: last tracked flight two days ago

Quoting FI642 (Reply 3):
There is an ATI DC-8-62 Combi on the ramp at BWI right now. There is a cowl open, so she's AOG.

Must be N799AL.


User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

My only DC-8 flights were this year with A.T.I. from Sacramento to Long Beach and return (thanks to Classic Jet Tours) and the crew told us it was an amazing plane to fly.
It was N799AL.......
It's very sad to see them stored forever.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2921 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting viasa (Reply 9):

I'm sure that there were up to four DC-8 left:

Flightaware showed a -60 on the Kwajalein-Hickam run (ATN-440) on Dec 31. Any idea on the reg?



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

I think it's the 70s that have been stored. 60s are still flying.


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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12495 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
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User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

What's the sense in storing -70s and flying -60s? The -70s are sure to burn less fuel.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Quoting KC135Hydraulics (Reply 14):
What's the sense in storing -70s and flying -60s? The -70s are sure to burn less fuel.

It could possibly be because the -70s needed a major check while the -60s still had a lot of time before overhaul. If you're not planning to keep either one much longer, it probably wouldn't make sense to spend a lot of money on a major check on a -70 if you can use a -60 and burn some more fuel. And freighters don't fly many hours so the added fuel cost would be lower than for a passenger carrier.


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2921 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting KC135Hydraulics (Reply 14):

It's really odd. I was rolling around an owned vs leased thing, but that still doesn't make sense to retire all the 70s at once. Air cargo is going to have a rocky few months it seems, between this and Evergreen retiring its classic 747s. Bad time to be a flight engineer.



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