latinaviation
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More On The 737/747 In VVI

Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:01 am

As a follow-up to this post: RE: 742+732 @VVI Now, Help With Registrations Needed (by LatinAviation May 10 2006 in Civil Aviation)

It appears that at least the 737 in VVI is the former NEBA 737-200 that went to Guinea on a 6 month lease, arranged by Holiday Airways.

Additional information on this is posted here, which also includes a statement that NEBA and Holiday are no longer associated. Anyone know what NEBA is up to nowadays?

http://holidayairways.com/companynews.htm

Is the 747 still at VVI, as well?
 
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:49 am

It looks like the 747 will be used as previously thought for the VVI-MAD route by AeroSur. The same route that LAB used to fly with their leased 767 before they ran into financial troubles and had to send back the 767 to the leasing company. Heres the latest news from Santa Cruz:

http://www.eldeber.com.bo/2006/20060605/economia_3.html

AeroSur adquiere el Boeing 747-200 para hacer vuelos Santa Cruz-Madrid

Cumpliendo con la política de franca expansión, la línea aérea boliviana AeroSur a partir del próximo jueves estrenará una nueva aeronave: un Boeing 747-200, que tiene la capacidad para transportar a 390 personas, el mismo que será utilizado para cubrir la ruta Santa Cruz-Madrid-Santa Cruz.
De esta manera, AeroSur se convierte en la primera empresa de aeronavegación del país en poseer un avión de dos pisos, sostuvo Humberto Roca, gerente propietario de la línea aérea.
“Actualmente realizamos un vuelo semanal a Madrid con un avión Airbus 310, pero por el amplio crecimiento que ha experimentado AeroSur cambiamos esa nave conocida también como el Súper Jumbo”, manifestó Roca.

Here's the link to the discussion from last month that started this topic:
RE: 742+732 @VVI Now, Help With Registrations Needed (by Chiguire May 14 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2771345

[Edited 2006-06-08 01:53:02]
 
latinaviation
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:42 am

That's what I thought, but I believe the aforementioned 747 is a freighter.
 
cbartolucci
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:35 pm

Is it possible to convert a 747 cargo freighter into a passenger plane?
Maybe it'll be the type of service where the passengers have to bring their own chairs from home to sit on!  Smile
 
123
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:48 pm

The 732 that used to be in NEBA colors is now already repainted in 5L colors, whereas the 742 - as of 06.06.06 - was already looking healthier in a new white dress, however engines were being painted to what looked to be "blue", maybe because of the light. Maybe they are to be purple which is part of the 5L color sheme.

Anyways talks are up - as informed earlier in this forum - that 5L will start VVI-MAD-VVI service with super jumbo 742 (what a laugh!) and service to LIM, CCS and possible MIA should also start soon. I wonder if the 732/721/722/742 5L will operate soon, will be permitted to enter MIA?

As to LB, the crew is fighting strong to keep operations up and supposedly the management has signed a leasing deal for 2x763's and 1x744 (for the MAD service). I wonder if that will work out with the actual problems of the airline.
 
latinaviation
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:59 pm

According this news post:
http://www.ch-aviation.ch/airlinepage.php?code1=A7

The VVI-MAD is still planned with a 747-200.

Air Plus Comet (A7/Madrid) will start operating a twice weekly B747-200 flight from Madrid to Santa Cruz, Bolivia on behalf of Aerosur (5L/Santa Cruz) as of July 1.
 
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:33 am

Quoting 123 (Reply 4):
whereas the 742 - as of 06.06.06 - was already looking healthier in a new white dress, however engines were being painted to what looked to be "blue",

It seems I might have my own answer to the puzzle. If 5L will operate a 742 and on the other side it´s said it will be an Air Plus 742, any guess from your side that the 742 at VVI is being painted with Air Plus colors - check the photobase and it´s a logic thought, what do you think?

If my theory is right it would anyways be strange that Air Plus would do this work at VVI, only reasonable thought would be that work in Bolivia is cheap, thus, the paintjob could be cheaper.

It´s just a guess, not a fact..yet
 
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:41 am

Quoting LatinAviation (Reply 5):
The VVI-MAD is still planned with a 747-200

Isn't that a little too big for that route? You gotta love these airlines how the brag about their old planes!!  silly 
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:31 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 7):
You gotta love these airlines how the brag about their old planes!!

Well you love them: When they talk about their "new 737-200" and their "new super jumbo 747-200" you really get to cough and spill your beer!

The great advantage: There are not many airplane fans so most consumers trust what they hear and gladly board those grandfathers of modern jet aviation. Innocense is good sometimes.
 
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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:24 am

123, Welcome to my RU list. I agree with you 100%. Only NW has 200's in service. I dont think any US passenger airline besides NW has the 200 in service. I could be wrong. Where is LB getting the 744 and the 763ER?

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RE: More On The 737/747 In VVI

Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:42 am

Quoting 123 (Reply 8):
Well you love them: When they talk about their "new 737-200" and their "new super jumbo 747-200" you really get to cough and spill your beer!

LOL haha, its true  wink 
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