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Air Holland 757 At MAN  
User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

I arrived back at MAN on Saturday morning about 0700. while on the courtesy coach coming out of T2 I saw an Air Holland 757 in the new colours. It was parked on a remote stand at the far side of T2 (not T1 end) facing towards the terminal building.

Anyone know what it was doing there?

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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2650 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
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It's an ex-Britannia 757 (G-BYAR) which is being prepared for lease to Air Holland, thought it would have been delivered by now - but it looks like it's still @ MAN


User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

According newspaper "De Telegraaf" Air holland is in financial troubles and has givin' back the lease 752-plane to Britannia: it was the first plane in new Air holland colours (though without grey belly) and was painted at Maastricht Aachen Airport, rolled out paintshop at 11 April 2002, stood there for more than a month before return to Britannia. The Air France Boeing 767-300 which would have been leased to Air holland for 6 years has been delayed. In the meantime Belgium's VG Airlines has already operated flights for Air holland. The owner of Air holland says that there is a financial rescueplan underway. Air holland flies just 1 Boeing 757-200 for the moment.

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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I also saw it there on Saturday. Looking back through my photos its in the background parked all on its own. I also noticed the Monarch DC-10 (G-DMCA) has been moved from the remote end of Terminal 2, anyone know where its gone?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Creditors have indeed demanded the plane be returned since Air Holland is incapable of paying either the lease nor the parking fees at MAA.
Very sad, they've been destroyed AGAIN by open hostility from Dutch civil aviation authorities (as ordered by KLM) who delayed the approval for Dutch registration of the aircraft long enough that the airline could not afford it anymore. The 767 parked at CDG is also being returned to the lease company (that one even before delivery as it didn't even get permission to be flown to MAA for painting).

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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3433 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2124 times:
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The MON DC10 was in the MON hangar yesterday, nose out.


So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
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