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Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 12:06 am

Are they definitly gone? What is the status? Thanks
 
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 3:51 am

There were at least 5 DC9s parked on a remote hanger on hte far side of the field at MEX on May 2. But I suspect they are gone for good.
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:20 am

IIRC they were grounded by the authorities for maintenance issues or some such. Haven't heard anything since, but I assume they won't be back, sadly.
 
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:56 am

Baja California Sur's governor (Aerocalifornia hub) was on the media last week saying that the airline will be flying again very soon. It seems that he was lobbying the federal government to get them in the air ASAP. Yet, so far there is nothing new.
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 7:34 am

http://www.fsmex.com/img/fotos/407.jpg

I was checking out a photo of their maintenance base located at La Paz's airport and was wondering whether they'll be able to make it again? Best wishes to all the employees of this little but resilient carrier.

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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 8:02 am

LAX still has 2 or 3 JR DC-9s sitting around also. I hear their master lease with the airport has expired due to non activity and unpaid back rentals.
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 12:22 pm

I don't think they'll make it back unless someone is willing to pump some serious money into it. I can't think of anybody who wants to do that. Even if they do make it back, how long before they fall behind again?

From Interjet and Volaris' perspective, Aerocalifornia's demise will be a great opportunity to grow rapidly.
 
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 12:54 pm

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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:27 pm

Laxintl: When I was taxiing a QX-400 to remotes last week I saw 5-6 planes at the LAX hanger. 2 of them were parked inside.

What is JR's agreement in regards to the hanger at LAX? Do the lease the space from CO?

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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:36 pm

Quoting AS739X (Reply 8):
Laxintl: When I was taxiing a QX-400 to remotes last week I saw 5-6 planes at the LAX hanger. 2 of them were parked inside.

Could be. Last time I drove down that way, I saw 2 outside and 3rd one partially hanging out of the low bay hangar.

Quoting AS739X (Reply 8):
What is JR's agreement in regards to the hanger at LAX? Do the lease the space from CO?

Actually the facilities belong to LAWA. Continental gave up its primarily lease on the hangars after it closed its large LAX maintenance base in the 90s.


I'd venture to guess that unless if JR gets going again, we might see the aircraft chopped up in the coming years. I doubt anyone would be interesting in purchasing the old birds.
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:50 pm

Thanks...I'll be curious to see if AS/QX may try and lease this space out. Rumor has it work looking for a local facility. Was JR actually leasing the space or just give those spots on an as needed basis?

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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:58 pm

Quoting AS739X (Reply 10):
Was JR actually leasing the space or just give those spots on an as needed basis?

JR has had an actual lease on a portion of the low bay hangar and certain number of outside parking spots 10 or so years now.

AS/QX better move fast as maintenance space will become a real premium in the next several years as the midfield terminal starts becoming a reality. Both the AA low bay, superbay, and old TWA facilities will be impacted.

None of the masterplans call for any new hangarage facilities at LAX.
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Mon May 08, 2006 8:57 pm

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 9):
I'd venture to guess that unless if JR gets going again, we might see the aircraft chopped up in the coming years. I doubt anyone would be interesting in purchasing the old birds.

if they dont come back, wouldent it be good for NW to use them for spare parts?? i dont know anything about the similarity or teh shape of those birds, but would be a good solution
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RE: Any News About Aero California?

Tue May 09, 2006 2:07 am

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 12):
be good for NW to use them for spare parts??

NWA itself has plenty of stored DC-9s of their own which it can cannibalise if required.
No need to spend money acquiring the AeroCalifornia birds which themselves have questionable maintenance backgrounds.
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