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Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:28 am

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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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:38 am

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
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:46 am

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...
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:51 am

I never knew airlines assigned mechs to work at these places.
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:37 pm

A 50,000 foot runway  Smile

That would be what, 9 miles?

Sounds about right for any A340's that might be stored there
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 2:18 pm

Good article, in general.

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

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: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 8:18 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:36 pm

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?
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:53 pm

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.



 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Tue Oct 15, 2002 6:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Tue Oct 15, 2002 12:32 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Tue Oct 15, 2002 1:59 pm

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/
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Tue Oct 15, 2002 2:06 pm

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?
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Tue Oct 15, 2002 3:30 pm

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.

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: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Tue Oct 15, 2002 4:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:16 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Mothballing Article

Sat Oct 19, 2002 7:48 am

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.

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