Sinlock
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TWA 717 Question.

Wed Jan 22, 2003 11:47 pm

For the last few days, There has been a Ex-TWA 717 at one of the paint shops down at MIA.
It's TWA colors are being removed, does any one know who this might be going to?

I was thinking it might be going to AirTran, but aren't their aircraft painted at ATL.
 
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:38 am

They are going to Airtran.
 
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:51 am

Do you know the "N" number? Did AirTran get the early-build TWA planes or the last ones? Thanks.TC
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:17 am

LGB Photos,

Thanks for the info.

AA717driver,

Sorry no REG#, It had been covered up or removed I could not tell.
 
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:33 am

Where is it at at MIA? I am going to try to get a ramp pass from a friend that works on the new runway project over there and get some pics.
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:43 am

It is at the paintshop on the north side of the field. Between the large Avborne hanger and the Airborn Express ramp.

I saw the aircraft around 4:30 and all but the rudder is striped down to its primer.
 
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:27 am

Yes, the two 717s at MIA are going to AirTran as are the other 19 remaining 717s in storage at (VCV) Victorville, CA.

It has also been reported that AirTran is in talks with Bahamasair to sub-lease them 2-4 717s replacing the 737-200s currently in operation......stay tuned.

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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:41 am

Yes they are going to AirTran.....

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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:47 am

AirTran is getting them. They are Regs N416TW, and N2417F.

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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:21 am

Of the 30 ex-TW/AA 717's, they have all been placed as follows:

22 AirTran
6 QantasLink
2 Bangkok Airways

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: TWA 717 Question.

Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:37 am

I have heard that airtran got some, and qantas got others.
 
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:43 am

Well, at least all 30 birds have found new homes now. I don't think there are any other 717s left in storage anywhere. Now if only NW & LH will order some, and QF to order some more, the 717 may have a bright future after all. Didn't I say it before...that the 717 is a "sleeper hit"?  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.
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RE: TWA 717 Question.

Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:46 pm

23 are going to AirTran, we have two flying right now, N422TW and N2417F.
There are two more in MIA being converted and they should be flying two more in shortly.

Gonna be common sight in MIA before too long.

~Ryan

BTW, Avborne is converting them.