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Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Sat Dec 15, 2001 9:17 pm

According to justplanes WT are considering a 767-300 and two 737-300 due to realease of funds by the aviation ministry, teh 767 would also allow the carrier to servve the US on their own Smile

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RE: Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Sat Dec 15, 2001 9:34 pm

No it wouldn't - WT don't have ETOPs certification!  Insane
 
EWRFFVS
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RE: Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Sat Dec 15, 2001 10:00 pm

And of course there most likely will be one of two outcomes in a few years.

1. Fall behind on lease payments (or stop paying entirely) and the lessor repossesses the aircraft.

2. Run aircraft into the ground and park it on the tarmac somewhere at LOS to rot.
 
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RE: Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Sat Dec 15, 2001 11:09 pm

Ewrffvs, you're a cynic! (But probably you're right  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )
 
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RE: Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Sat Dec 15, 2001 11:23 pm

Oh come on people... Isn't Nigeria supposed to be on the forward section of its one step forward/two steps back march into the future? What's wrong with them flying a nice aircraft until it's repossessed?

Any news on whether or not the country will disintegrate into ethnic violence?
 
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RE: Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Mon Dec 17, 2001 6:34 am

This summer they flew with South African Airways on flights from LOS to JFK, and I remember those flights as being pretty packed.
 
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RE: Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Mon Dec 17, 2001 6:48 am

Nigeria (the country) could have been a world power by now. At independence, it had the same PCI as South Korea. Even with $B of petroleum, it remains a backward barbaric crime-ridden hell hole. The airline of course has faired no better.

I agree of course with all of the above commentary. Nothing cynical about predicting the future operations of NA based on experience. I agree.....possibly some late model 742s or 743, maybe a couple of A340's.....reinauguration of LHR/CDG/FRA/JFK etc with much fanfare....then extremely poor on-time performance, losses, repossession etc.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft

Mon Dec 17, 2001 6:59 am

SA still operates LOS-JFK V.V., 3x weekly.
727, L1011, MD80, A300, 777-200, 737-300, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 737-800, A320. E190, E135, 767-200, CRJ9

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