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AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:59 am

I was looking at a picture of the old AirTran scheme and clicked the reg. for more info. N464AT is in Sky King colors, like it has been retired from FL. I look up N464AT in the FAA database and guess what?

Registered Owner

Name AIRTRAN AIRWAYS INC
Street 9955 AIRTRAN BLVD
City ORLANDO State FLORIDA Zip Code 32827-5330
County ORANGE
Country UNITED STATES

N486AT was exported to France.
N480AT was destroyed.
N467AT was exported to Canada.
N465AT was sold to BCC EQUIPMENT LEASING CORP.
N461AT was cancelled.

What gives? They only own one?

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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:44 am

Turns out I read the original message all wrong, as he said what 464AT is currently doing. See what happens when you rush and don't take your time to read the whole post. So I have edited out my original response to what the plane is doing.

Thanks Clickhappy.

[Edited 2004-06-09 00:56:47]
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:47 am

Otto, the 732 he refers to, N464AT, is still flying, it is operated by "Sky King" and does sports charters. I saw it in here during the NHL playoffs, prob. clearing customs after leaving Vancouver.
 
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:03 am

There was some talk that AirTran kept that last 732 around for FAA reasons, making it easier to get the 73Gs going quickly as they already had the type in the fleet, rather than adding a new type. Someone out there will straighten me up on this one...
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:27 am

Airfleets.com lists 4 732s as currently registered with AirTran and stored, unfortunately the listings don't indicate where the aircraft are stored.
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:18 pm

N461AT was cancelled.

What does this mean?  Confused
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:29 am

N461AT was cancelled.

What does this mean?


Probably that whatever lease AirTran may have had for the aircraft was cancelled. I don't think they owned all their 732s... Some were leased, IIRC.
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toltommy
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:59 am

Keeping a 732 kept the operating certificate active. If you do a search, you probably wouln't be surprised to find a parked DC-9 still around, just to keep the options for the future open.
 
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:02 am

"Keeping a 732 kept the operating certificate active. If you do a search, you probably wouln't be surprised to find a parked DC-9 still around, just to keep the options for the future open. "

How does that keep your options open?
 
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:09 am

Let's say a competitor would suddenly collapse, for example USAirways? Having the DC9 operation certificate would enable them to quickly bring some leased aircraft back into the system to take advantage of opportunities, rather than waiting for the 717 and 737's to be built.
 
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RE: AirTran Still Owns 732(s)?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:21 am

Thanks for the explanation. I'd like to see FL ramp things up a little faster. B6 is adding aircraft hand over fist, WN starting to get aggressive (PHL), even F9 is projecting a capacity increase of 40% next year. I know FL starts taking on the 737s this month, but most deliveries this year will only wind up replacing the Ryan and Jet connect capacity in the end. Maybe it's time to pick up the pace.

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