cdeanda
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What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 1:09 pm

Hi, I took this picture about 2 weeks ago but I was told by a friend that the planes are still parked there. I asked an Abbotsford ATC but he didn't know either. Any ideas? The planes are owned by ILFC. And btw, there was also an Alaska 737 (showed in the pic) and a Dash 8 (with no paint all only a kind of primer) parked at CYXX.
The regs of the 757s are N764MX and N755MX

 
N405MX
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 1:19 pm

Both aircraft where retired from MX fleet, i think returned to lessor because of the high lease cost of both aircraft, soon N101LF will join them (if it didn´t do it last week)
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cdeanda
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 1:32 pm

Thanks N405MX, it would be interesting also to know why they were parked in Abbotsford and not in the US...? Maybe ILFC is going to prepare them (paint) for a new customer?

Saludos

Carlos
 
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 1:56 pm

Given that the aircraft appear to be parked in front of Cascade Aerospace's hanger, I'd venture to say that they're going to have work performed (maybe even paint) before they go to new operators...

Cascade does work for lots of folks...

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CanadaEH
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 2:02 pm

Perhaps Cascade was doing maintenance on them?
EH.
 
cdeanda
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 2:24 pm

Thanks, so now I know why they had also some other planes with no scheduled flts to YXX. I'll try to fly to YXX this week to take some pictures with a better camera.

Cheers,

Carlos
 
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 3:27 pm

If you look into OPNLguy's link a bit more in depth, you'll find this article...

http://www.cascadeaerospace.com/news...1/35424_0504010750-301?pageNumber=

It could very well be that those 2 757's are on their way to Harmony.
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cdeanda
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 3:30 pm

I sent an e-mail to Cascade Aerospace. Hopefully I'll get a response about the future of the 2 planes.

Cheers,

Carlos
 
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 4:45 pm

They will go to FISHER AIR POLSKA, division of Czech airline Fisher Air, and their homebase will be Warsaw, Poland.
 
N405MX
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Mon May 09, 2005 11:57 pm

Quoting CanadaEH (Reply 4):
Perhaps Cascade was doing maintenance on them?

Actually MX did maintenance on those planes before return them, N764MX just went out of "C" Check, maybe only paint will be done.

Saludos
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cdeanda
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsfo

Tue May 10, 2005 2:36 am

I received a response from Cascade Aerospace. They said the 2 planes are part of 3 that will recieve some minor interior modifications between June and September for a new startup airline called Atlantic Express. The 3rd airplane is supposed to arrive next week.

Btw, I was looking for some info about Atlantic Express and found the following on USA Today:
Atlantic Express is aiming to offer low-fare international service, initially from New York's John F. Kennedy airport to Europe. It's led by David Spurlock, who was British Airways' No. 3 executive

So anybody knows which other 757 was recently retired from MXA?

Cheers,

Carlos

[Edited 2005-05-09 19:37:56]
 
N405MX
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Tue May 10, 2005 4:29 am

Charly:
The other MX´s 757 retired is N101LF also N758MX fully white in MEX, maybe will be N758MX, but N101LF made a flight last week after service to be returned to lessor.

Cheers
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juventus
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Tue May 10, 2005 8:45 am

I can't believe they are giving up their 757s. I understand their leases are expensive, but I can't think of a better airplane for MEX's high altitude than the good old 757.
 
cdeanda
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Tue May 10, 2005 2:27 pm

I know what you mean Juventus, the 757 is a great performer. I remember being at Guadalajara (5000ft ASL) looking at those 757s taking off like rockets even with temps well over 30°C (86F)...Anyway I'll be looking forward to take some pictures of the next 757 arriving to YXX.
 
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RE: What Are These 2 Ex-MXA 757s Doing In Abbotsford?

Tue May 10, 2005 4:43 pm

Maybe they are going to Harmony Airlines

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