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Ex-US Airways B737 In Bangkok  
User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

I was recently in Bangkok and saw the tail of a B737 sticking out of a hangar. The plane was obviously being worked on and it looked like it was once a US Airways colour scheme. Anyone know anything?

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

CXflyboy also saw this one and wants to know which one it is.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

It looks like an ex-Metrojet aircraft with the red fuselage and black tail. Titles are blanked out, and it had a patch over the reg which looked like a XX-XXX type registration. My guess is that it is going to someone in Thailand or Indonesia.

I am flying to BKK in a few hours and perhaps I can get a closer look and more info!


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

can you see the engines, bc all metrojet aircraft were 732's with the long engines on the wings

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Usairways85,

YES its a -200, Cx flyboy knows his planes  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

then its a Metrojet, because no US Air 732's were repainted to the new US Airways colors.

User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Two B737-200s ex-US Airways from Jetran International have been purchased by Suvarnabhumi Airlines, yet another new -start-up in Thailand. These are msn 23115 and 23131.

Watch this space for update . . . and first pics.

KC Sim
Bangkok


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Thanks KC,

Next question is, do you know the identity of the one in the hangar by Rwy21L in BKK? I can't read the reg off, as it is small, and normally I am hurtling down the runway at the time, which doesn't help!


User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Cx_flyboy: Sorry, unable to provide further details just yet, but will be able to soon.

KC


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Back from BKK and I can now report that there are two ex-Metrojet 737s on the Military apron side. The one with the white patch and the new registration was still in the hangar and has large white titles on the side. I don't recall seeing titles on it before, so I guess they are new titles. The aircraft is still in basic Metrojet colours.

The other aircraft is also in basic colours with no titles, but US air logo on the rudder still. This aircraft is parked facing the runway with a normal black reg painted on the red. No big white patch. I can only assume that it is still N-registered.

Anyone with more details?


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

The first aircraft is ex-Metrojet N284AU, now HS-VKK.

The next one to go will be ex-N282AU, but I don't know what the new registration will be. Perhaps HS-VKL?


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Very interesting. Thanks!!! Look forward to seeing pictures of them when they start flying.

User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Thanks for the info guys!

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