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?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:42 am

Where is N356UA going.

She has been in Storage(1)
And she now has a cargo door(2)


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What is going to happen to her?
Will more follow?

Any info please.

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:50 am

The photo was taken at GoodYear AZ. There are quite a few birds stored out there. DL had 23 737-200's there at one time. Last time I was there USAirways had three A 319's parked.
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:56 am

It was most likely leased, and UA didn't renew it. They got rid of a couple -300s along with the 23 -500s from what I heard. No use keeping the plane if you don't need it.
 
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:00 am

N357U...........I think is what you mean
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:06 am

The cargo door mod is very interesting, and I'd be very interested to see who is picking this up, and whether this will be operated as a QC, F, or Combi(unlikely) version.
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:21 am

It might even go to Fedex - no?

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:26 am

Wasn't FX looking for some 737F's? I read somewhere that they bought some or picked up leased birds from UA, perhaps this is one of them? I just hope UA is getting something out of it, rather than just losing an aircraft...
 
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:29 am

I thought it was from another airline.

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:30 am

European:

I think you're right...FedEx wanted to get some 737 freighters, so it would make sense that they're buying some used ones from UA.

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:31 am

Last I heard on FX 733 front was that the ac were from US, not UA
 
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:32 am

StevenUhl777,

I do hope it is for Fed-Ex.

Yey.

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:33 am

Just noticed this...why is it in Beijing? Perhaps a Chinese carrier is taking it as a frieghter? See the 2nd pic.  Big grin
 
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 am

Just to tell you all,

I have just e-mailed the photographer to ask.

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:43 am

I guess it's in Beijing at Ameco for maintenance before being delivered to it's new operator - not sure if Ameco does pax-to-cargo conversions as well, but that could have been done at quite a few points in the world.

Eventually, it's owners will simply have gotten the best maintenance deal from Ameco - explaining why the plane is in Beijing: this does not give any indication whether it's new operator will be an Asian airline.

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:48 am

Thanks Leskova! I wasn't aware that they did conversions over there.
 
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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:57 am

Hello,

according to airfleets.net the operator is or will be Hainan airlines. This goes for N356UA and N357UA.

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:31 am

Hi A.netters,

The Photographer has not replied to me.

Has anybody found out if any more aircraft are on the way?

Keep your comments coming!

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RE:?Where Is N356UA Going?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:40 am

Boeing sometimes does cargo mods out of the country for what ever reason. There was an Ex BA 757 that had a cargo door mod in Tel-Aviv then ferried to KARA for repaint to DHL.
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