isitsafenow
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Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:44 pm

I have been to MCI twice in the past month and taxiing past the AA(old TWA)hanger, I noticed four 767's, with the names painted off and the tails clean(no logo). You can see AA stripes along the fuselege but cannot make out the N numbers. I have been told that when you see the names painted off planes its by request of insurance companies. Either the planes are no longer owned by the airline or the insurance is at the bare minimum.
Does anyone at MCI know the story behind the four 767's parked outside the hanger there?
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timeair
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:47 pm

AC has 1 for sure there having re-work done, and the "silver dart" 762 will be there shortly as well for re-paint.
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MCIFlyer
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:59 pm

Quoting Isitsafenow (Thread starter):
have been to MCI twice in the past month and taxiing past the AA(old TWA)hanger, I noticed four 767's

It's actually an AA (former TWA) overhaul facility -- so either AA is refurbishing the 767s or holding them there in the hopes of doing so. As TIMEAIR mentions, AC is outsourcing some of their work to this facility as well.

I'll be out at MCI twice over the next day or so --- will check it out during daylight and see if I can get a clearer answer.
 
sllevin
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:07 pm

I thought those were four of the ex-TW 763s that AA opted not to keep?

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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:11 pm

Quoting MCIFlyer (Reply 2):
It's actually an AA (former TWA) overhaul facility

... that yours and my taxes are paying for to keep open! Not to mention AA gets to keep the "stay" money even though they still operate a skeleton crew over there.  Angry

But thats another thread.
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:13 pm

Quoting Sllevin (Reply 3):
I thought those were four of the ex-TW 763s that AA opted not to keep?

If they were in AA colors they are not EX TWA 767, all ex TWA 767 are gone and done for. ANy 763 in AA fleet are pure AA birds.

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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:31 pm

I landed on runway 27 at MCI about 2 weeks ago and there was a Lockheed Jetstar sitting at the AA Maintenance hangar. Anyone know the story with it?
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L1329II
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:46 pm

I know that TWA used to have one or two housed at MCI for Pilot training way back in the day, but I would be interested to know also.
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lotsamiles
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:20 pm

Safe,
I believe these are going to Aeronavali in Venice, Italy for freight conversion. Since the program is delayed they still sit at MCI. A/C are owned by Cargo Aircraft Management in Orlando.

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Candid76
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:23 pm

For operation by Capital Cargo I think.
 
phuebner
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:15 am

The articles I have read indicated that AA does a dominate number of maintenance on their 767's and 757's there at the facility. The facility is also going to start doing some work on RJ's for American Eagle.
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LY4XELD
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:12 am

Quoting Phuebner (Reply 10):
The articles I have read indicated that AA does a dominate number of maintenance on their 767's and 757's there at the facility.

AA 757 MX is done in Tulsa, not MCI.
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phuebner
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RE: Whats With The 4 767'S At MCI?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:08 am

Quoting LY4XELD (Reply 11):
757 MX is done in Tulsa, not MCI

Okay, my bad.  indifferent 
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