debonair
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Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:41 am

Hi, just a question to all of you!

I have heard, that a new start-up company purchased up to three ex Qantas B767ER for trans-atlantic service.
These a/c should be by now in Shannon for maintanace and re-painting...

any more insight view?? whats the name of the new company??

ThanX chriX
 
jran225
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:40 am

Hey Debonair,

I think you are referring to Skylink Airways, a new trans-atlantic LCC that is based at IAD. However, the aircraft will operate out of either BWI or JFK. Their first Boeing 767-238(ER), N770WD (c/n 23306/125) , was indeed in SNN for repainting last year, but has since been ferried back to Arizona and will commence route proving shortly. The aircraft was still in the ex-Quantas colors on its way to SNN, but has since been painted in an all-white livery. The titles/markings will be applied shortly before entry into service. Here are some pics of N772WD, although at the time they were taken, it was still wearing Quantas' VH-EAL registration! Laugh out loud

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Sisterships N772WD. N773WD and N774WD are probably still in MHV, but I can not confirm this. I just hope that they will operate out of BWI.....would be my dream-come-true to see scheduled 762 flights out of this place again!!  Smile

Here is the link to their website: http://www.skylinkairways.com

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-Omar S. Smile
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debonair
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:48 am

Hi, THAT'S what I am looking for...
Unfortunately the web-site is down, lets hope that the flights will go ahead as planned!

ThanX once again! chriX
 
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Richard28
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:55 am

does anyone know what trans-atlantic routes they will fly to?
 
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:31 am

It is spelt QANTAS! No U!
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:06 pm

how dumb are people that can't spell QANTAS when it's written in front of them? seriously! if you can't spell it then don't mention it at all...
 
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:22 pm

Its good to see the old QF B762ERs are finding new homes and will continue to fly the world skys for several more years.
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:29 pm

"Its good to see the old QF B762ERs are finding new homes and will continue to fly the world skys for several more years."

Just a small question if I may? Just wondering if you had ever been on one of the QF 762s? I honestly thought they'd junk them when they got rid of them as towards the end of their service in QF they appeared to be in pretty poor condition.
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:01 pm

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No I havn't, its good to see any aircraft finding new homes while in the desert
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:20 pm

QANTAS

Queensland and Northern Territory Air Services
 
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:50 am

hahahahahahaha

I knew all the guys in OZ would get worked up as soon as I saw his spelling!

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jran225
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:31 am

Hey guys,

a thousand apologies for my very, very dumb mistake....make that one just about all the time! From now on I will try to remember to the abbreviation and hopefully I will never spell Qantas with a "u" again!! Wink/being sarcastic

Regards,
-Omar S. Smile
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:49 am

Its very unlikely that the carrier will operate from BWI, it looks like a JFK operation when you look at their job openings on their web site.

Tony
 
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RE: Qantas (or Ansett?) B767 In Shannon?

Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:10 am

The owner of the company is a member on here. His username is N770WD  Big thumbs up

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink/being sarcastic

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