philb
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North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:27 am

Parked in front of Lufthansa's Paint facility at Shannon today was a B767-300 in North American colurs. No titles or registration.

I'm trying to work out which of the 767s that have been parked around SNN recently this is.

Does anyone have any knowledge of which 767 NA are expecting?
 
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:30 am

I was not aware that they had 767s on order.
 
philb
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:34 am

Neither was I, that's why I posted.
 
jayhup
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:06 am

They have purchased/leased two of them. One is an ex-Ansett 763 the other is from Air Madagascar but I'm not 100% sure. They are there to be overhauled and painted and should be here in the US fairly soon. North American was looking to expand it's flying for the US Gov't and also increase cargo space to places like Georgetown, Guyana.....

JH

 
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:15 am

Hey,

Same here. I wasnt aware of NA purchasing the 767's. They sure would compete directly against Universal Airlines now on the JFK-GEO and JFK-POS route.

Regards,

BWIA330
 
jayhup
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:25 am

NA does very well on the JFK-GEO route but because they operate a 757 they cannot take all of the baggage and end up paying Universal to take it for them. Now with the 767, NA can carry all of their own baggage and save a couple of extra bucks.

Also they plan on using them for their miltary charter work.
 
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:27 am

"Also they plan on using them for their miltary charter work. "

yes we use them often (and ATA) the NA birds are usually a good trip.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:29 am

Hi Folks

One in Shannon and the other is here in Dublin , ex Ansett VH-BZF, painted this week in full North American colours, reg N767NA

Rgds
Mark
 
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:32 am

Mark...

Thanks for the specifics. Do you know who was the old owner of the other one? I thought they told me it was Air Madagascar or maybe Air Malta. I aint too sure....

JH
 
philb
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:08 am

Mark, thanks for that.

If anyone can tell me how to post the digital shot I took of it directly into this thread, I'll do so.
 
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 7:56 am

Phil,

I don't know how but hopefully someone can help because I'd love to see what the a/c looks like...

JH
 
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:39 pm

PhilB

If you wish to email the photo to me on scotty@aeroplane.ru I can upload it to my webspace and link it from there for you.
 
philb
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:51 pm

I'll sort this out when I return this evening

 
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RE: North American B767 At Shannon

Sat Jul 13, 2002 2:24 am

http://images.fotki.com/v7/free/465f/1/16007/124833/Dscf4409-or.jpg

Sorry for the obstructions but this is the only side view from a public place and entailed crawling through a very wet hedge!!