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US Airways 757 @ Manchester

Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:49 am

Does anyone know why there has been a US Airways 757 parked at MAN for the last couple of days???
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RE: US Airways 757 @ Manchester

Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:54 am

It's come out of storage in the USA and is destined for First Choice. At least one other will follow.

Edited because I should have said the source of the info is

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RE: US Airways 757 @ Manchester

Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:29 am

If you can catch the reg, you can try to match it up with this info taken off cactuswings last week:

"* Ex-USAirways B757-200s N615AU [27146] and N616AU [27147], both stored at Mojave, have been leased to First Choice Airways, UK."
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RE: US Airways 757 @ Manchester

Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:41 am

It's N616AU (to be G-OOBJ). Engines should be looked at by Monarch whilst it gets painted.

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RE: US Airways 757 @ Manchester

Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:00 am

It isn't due to enter service with First Choice Airways until the end of the summer, October or November 2004. As such it will be a fairly permanent fixture at Manchester until then, any repainting won't be done until all overhaul and refurbishment work is complete, normally that's a couple of weeks before entry-into-service... No point paying for an expensive paint job to have it getting dirty and fading while it sits in Manchester getting rained on for 6 months!

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