kevin752
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World Airways In LAX

Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:42 am

I was just a LAX and I saw one World Airways plane close to the Delta Airlines Hangar and another World Airways plane at a Terminal 2 gate. Does anyone know why there were two world Airways MD11´s at LAX?? I was wondering where they were headed and if it was a passenger or charter plane. All info is gratly appreciated.
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ua2162
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RE: World Airways In LAX

Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:47 am

Here's what FlyteComm has listed:

Airline World Airways
Flight Number 921
Departure City (Airport) Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Departure Time 04/16/2004 11:09 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Arrival Time 04/16/2004 11:48 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing MD11
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived


Airline World Airways
Flight Number 8280
Departure City (Airport) , (RJTY)
Departure Time
Arrival City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Arrival Time 04/17/2004 12:37 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing MD11
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
 
srbmod
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RE: World Airways In LAX

Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:14 am

Could be a ferry flight, as Delta TechOps has the contract to do heavy MX work for World Airways, and it might be smarter to fly them to the DL hangar at LAX instead of flying them to ATL.
 
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RE: World Airways In LAX

Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:31 am

The aircraft at T-2 is operating on behalf of AMC. World flies two weekly flights for the military to Japan and South Korea.

Delta does indeed do World's MD-11 maintenance work which explains the aircraft by the DL hangar.

In addition World often operates a DC-10 freighter thru LAX which parks on the south side of the airport close to the Imperial Terminal.

Lastly World being a charter operator often has many flights during the year at LAX for its various clients.

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RE: World Airways In LAX

Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:37 pm

I've seen as many as 3 World MD11s at LAX at once..all at the remote pads.


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RE: World Airways In LAX

Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:42 pm

The MD-11s operating the AMC flights go to Seattle first then to 3 different routings from Seattle to Yokota AB, Japan; Kadena AB, Okinawa; Osan and Kunsan AB, Korea, Iwakuni MCAS and Misawa AB, Japan
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