|Quoting 146CREW (Reply 5):|
They have only retained the MD-82 and MD-83.
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 4):|
Weren't they doing some Bahamas charter flying after Laker went bust? Who will do it now, anybody know?
|Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 3):|
I believe that Judge Cristol oversaw the Arrow Air bankruptcy, and I think they named a plane for him. (It was previously named "Pearl Harbor".) I think it has since been retired.
|Quoting Midway2airtran (Reply 10):|
Intresting tidbit on the naming of a/c for judges seeing over Arrow and Pan Am's bankruptcies. I guess the judges overseeing the current major airline bankruptcies lost their chance for their personalized aircraft by not voiding union contract terms of the various groups. Wink
|Quoting F9Animal (Reply 12):|
Am I missing something? Why did they put the judges name on the planes pictured? Is it a way to say thanks?
|Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 13):|
With respect to Arrow and Pan Am, I believe that the answer is "Yes." Both filed Ch 11 in the Southern District of Florida, and so fell within Judge Cristol's jurisdiction. (Because those other bankruptcies that you mention are filed elsewhere, he wouldn't have an opportunity to hear them.) He was at one point the Chief Bankruptcy Judge down there, and I believe is now either on Senior status or semi-retired.
(Federal judges are appointed for life, and can stay on in "Senior status" with a reduced workload. I actually argued a matter a few years ago before Judge Whitman Knapp up here in New York. He was the head of the famous Knapp Commission which investigated police corruption in New York in 1970, and shook the NYPD to its core. He died just about two years ago at age 95, and so was into his 90s when I appeared before him. He was well-served by an excellent office staff and judicial clerks, one of whom -- a stunning woman -- often actually sat by him on the bench to help keep things organized for him, and he often heard our motions in his conference room rather than in the courtroom. Despite his age, his mind was very sharp and insightful, and while his clerks doubtless worked hard to help make sure that he was well-prepared for our sessions, he cut right right through to the heart of every issue and kindly and graciously made quick rulings and got us back to work. There was no question who was in charge or who was making the decisions. With Judge Knapp as the template, Judge Cristol has a long career still ahead of him!)
Anyway, Judge Cristol is an interesting cat. Here's a congressional citation: