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Aircraft Mothballing Article  
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

FWIW, the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune ran an informative article on aircraft mothballing in MZJ. You can find it in the Transportation section. I believe you can access it via the Web, but you may need to complete a free registration first.

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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Registration isn't necessary as of the present time. You can read the story at the following link.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/chi-0210130146oct13.story


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Nice article, and accurate, except for this one blurb:

"At nearby Victorville, planes are lined up, in three rows alongside the 50,000-foot runway, as if awaiting take-off."

Now, a 50,000-foot runway is something I'd like to see...


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

I never knew airlines assigned mechs to work at these places.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3005 times:
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A 50,000 foot runway  Smile

That would be what, 9 miles?

Sounds about right for any A340's that might be stored there


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Good article, in general.

CO did not park any of its 752's though.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

I have seen a 50,000 foot runway.

It was called a lake and you needed a floatplane to operate from it.

Unless it was winter of course.



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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10638 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2911 times:

The article is mentioning some 777s are mothballed at MHV. Are there more 777s parked beside the two retired by BA a few months ago?

User currently offlineFpdonald From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Indeed, a very interesting article and nicely written even with the obvious flaws.

I know this has been mentioned before, but there is an active group at Yahoo! for Mojave Airport. The group mostly lists arrivals, departures, but covers other interesting things. The group name is mojaveairport and you'll find it by a search.





User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

When you think about it, some of the dry lake beds in the Mojave are pretty long and flat. An interesting article. A good companion piece to this is the article in the new issue of Airliners about scrapping an ex-Canadian 737-200.

User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Does "Jetran International Inc" have a website. It was mentioned in the article also i have nonticed that a lot of planes are being stored at Calgary, (Ex Canadain Fokers F28's, Kendel CRJ's and now US Airways Dash 8's.) Does anyone no why Calgary is so popular?



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User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
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Jetran International Ltd. (a limited partnership) is based in San Antonio (not Dallas as reported in the article). San Antonio businessman Doug Jaffe and Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. teamed to buy 90 US Airways jets to lease or sell the planes to overseas airlines.

http://www.jetraninternational.com/


User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2723 times:
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Further to my previous post regarding Jetran International... the article reported that the company is co-owned by Justin Jaffe. Though, according to the company website Justin Jaffe is a Marketing Assistant. Embellishing his resume perhaps?

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Does anyone no why Calgary is so popular?

The F28's were maintained at YYC, so storing them there makes sense in the event they are sold. Bombardier has long had a Dash 8 mx base at YYC; not sure if this now extends to the CRJ though.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Clipper 471 - Justin is Doug's son. However, he also owns a slice of the company - so that makes him a co-owner - regardless of his job title! Of course, if you own stock in say Sears then that makes you a co-owner of Sears.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7447 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2643 times:

It also makes mention of a 737-100. I think boeing only made a handful of those. They must mean a -200.


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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

They must certainly mean a 737-200 - only 30 -100s were actually built and it is hardly likely that any are still available for sale to an airlines. Even so the price for a -100 would likely be less than $1m.

Trintocan.



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