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Biman Taking Delivery Of Ex-Egyptair 777  
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 10613 times:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=3
Not identified, but I guess its one of the two 777 stored in 2012 (SZ-GBX or GBY) after the fire of their sistership. Both will be leased for 5 years.

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User currently offlineturjo101 From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 10539 times:

Was their storage in relation to the fire or did it reflect company finances?

What I am asking is are the 772s fit for service or is BG about to pick up a pair of lemons for a great price?


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 10510 times:
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Quoting na (Thread starter):

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=3
Not identified, but I guess its one of the two 777 stored in 2012 (SZ-GBX or GBY) after the fire of their sistership. Both will be leased for 5 years.

Both airworthy Egyptair 77E frames are supposed to e going to Biman and allegedly will be sub leased to an EU carrier (TBA) so that they can re-commence services to New York via Birmingham at some point in the summer.

They can't use their own 77W because of their Cat 2 FAA status.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10315 times:
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Quoting turjo101 (Reply 1):
Was their storage in relation to the fire or did it reflect company finances?

What I am asking is are the 772s fit for service or is BG about to pick up a pair of lemons for a great price?

Fair question.

Both probably need some TLC. One has been parked for some time , whilst the other has been used as a pilgrim bus.


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10232 times:

Quoting turjo101 (Reply 1):
Was their storage in relation to the fire or did it reflect company finances?

Years ago it was reported that the airline wanted to sell the 772s upon delivery of the 77Ws. Seems that didnt work out as planned, one reason surely must surely be the unrest in the country. Not to say anything bad about Egyptair´s maintenance, but I noticed their planes aren´t hot cakes on the secondhand market. I guess the other two (older) 772s wont have much chance to find a buyer that would fly them anywhere else than Marana or Victorville and therefore Egyptair will keep them for secondary roles until they are being scrapped in a few years time.

Biman returned or did not accept other 777s in the past, apparently because the rent was too high. A 13 or 14 year old Egyptian plane must be considerably cheaper than a 10 year old SQ-777. But then I wouldnt put as much trust in such planes also.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10162 times:
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Quoting na (Reply 4):
Biman returned or did not accept other 777s in the past, apparently because the rent was too high. A 13 or 14 year old Egyptian plane must be considerably cheaper than a 10 year old SQ-777. But then I wouldnt put as much trust in such planes also.

Wouldn't be surprised to find them parked within the year after arriving in Dacca in what ever their state.

Biman will loose ever more money when JFK re-commences and at some point the Generals will once again stop the tap.

There only hope was Kevin Steele and he has left the business after contracting TB - Hope he recovers soon.


User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9988 times:

Sorry to hear about Kevin Steele.

User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 732 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9787 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 5):
There only hope was Kevin Steele and he has left the business after contracting TB - Hope he recovers soon.
Quoting bennett123 (Reply 6):
Sorry to hear about Kevin Steele.

Yes - this was a terrible blow. And TB, of all diseases!

Hope Kevin gets well soon - and hope Biman again gets a professional CEO.
(and not some three star air force general on deputation from the air force ...)


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2388 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7069 times:

SU-GBX and SU-GBY have been confirmed by Biman before.


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User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

What has happened to Kevin Steele?


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User currently offlineturjo101 From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 9):

Aparantly he's contracted Tuberculosis somehow. I am really curious to know how. It is quite rare for people of certain socio-economic situation to get TB in Bangladesh. I got half a mind to say that its a conspiracy, where Ministry of Transport people hired a chauffeur with TB to get Mr Steele out of the picture - so they can go back to their traditional ways of doing business. These guys would still keep the DC10s running if they could. Actually, frankly I would too if I could  

I am nostalgic about my childhood (20 years ago) riding my bike north of DAC watching the DC10s land. Anyway - for the sake of the people of Bangladesh - I can only hope the 772s are not another ATM machine for the Ministry of Transport people to enrich themselves with.

[Edited 2014-03-26 04:12:33]

User currently offlinepeterinlisbon From Portugal, joined Jan 2006, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

I just flew into Heathrow yesterday and saw an Egyptair 737. Quite a downgrade from the 747 that they used to have. I guess their tourism industry is really suffering.

User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 9):
What has happened to Kevin Steele?

He has resigned due to exhaustion, he texted me this morning in reply to my message of concern, and it says, "Illness not too bad, just can't work those 70 to 70 hours a week schedules any more." I hope it's OK with him to share that with you as I know he has a lot of fans after the DC-10 farewell and I am pleased to be able to share the news that his health is not critical. I still think it's a shame cos he had big plans for the airline (promised the Bangladeshi PM to double the size of the airline in two years and double it again in seven) and seemed to be the man to make it happen. I hope his vision will be carried out without him.

The current edition of Aviation News magazine (from the Key Publications stable, also home to Airliner World) has a feature about the DC-10 farewell flights in BHX including two air-to-air shots.
http://www.aviation-news.co.uk



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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3580 times:
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Quoting peterinlisbon (Reply 11):
I just flew into Heathrow yesterday and saw an Egyptair 737. Quite a downgrade from the 747 that they used to have. I guess their tourism industry is really suffering.

Not really they have increased frequencies from the once daily to two with either a 333/77W on the mid day flight (Rotates with Paris depending on season) plus a second evening flight - This operates with a mix of 738 and 333 through the week.

In addition Egyptair are also flying 5 weekly to Manchester and a weekly LHR-LXR with a 738.

So overall capacity UK-Egypt has never been higher.


User currently offlineBoeing747girl From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 6):

This is terrible news. I heard him speak at the retirement ceremony of the last DC10 flight and he sounded so full of hope and promise for the airline. He must have fallen ill very shortly thereafter.

I spoke with him briefly during the flight too, and he was a very nice guy.

Praying for him to get better.      


User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 732 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Biman took delivery of the first Egyptian 77E and its fourth new 77W ...

http://www.thedailystar.net/pm-for-m...an-a-profitable-organisation-17502

Strangely, not a word on Kevin Steele ....


User currently offlineplanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
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For those who have Facebook accounts, 2 shots of S2-AHL (1 of them with S2-AHN, Biman's new B777-300ER). Courtesy BD Aviation Hub on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/BDAviationHub/photos/a.135281793187022.22611.135262543188947/653443658037497/?type=1&theater

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31.0-8/1913352_653472828034580_1375539614_o.jpg

[Edited 2014-03-28 06:53:48]

User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 732 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Great photos, planemannyc ... thanks a lot!

The 772 looks great in Biman colors ... hope we get the second one as planned.

So Biman fleet in the near term looks to be ... 4 77W, 2 77E, 2 310, 2 738 (+2)

I guess the 4 788s on order will replace the mid-size wide-bodies in 3-4 years?

4 77W, 4 788, 4 738 ... that's pretty balanced IMHO. We also need a good CEO!


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2350 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Nice looking 772..

Wonder if they will put the DC-10 seats into their "new" 772?   



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User currently offlinepsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

I picked the below up on a Japanese twitter page.
SU-GBY(MS B772) lst BG as S2-AHL.


User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1880 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

Quoting psimpson (Reply 19):

I picked the below up on a Japanese twitter page.
SU-GBY(MS B772) lst BG as S2-AHL.

We have the same information: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/aircraft/9482


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