jmc1975
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US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:09 am

I noticed that today US Airways is sending an A330 (N273AY) to Mobile, AL Downtown Airport (BFM) as US9239. Does anyone know the reason for the visit? Military charter? Painting? C-Check?
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Anirudhvs
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:16 am

military charter..... and an airline is free to send thier planes any where...
 
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:35 am

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 1):
military charter.....

Probably for a heavy check IMO.
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Anirudhvs
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:49 am

Quoting Molykote (Reply 2):
Probably for a heavy check IMO.

how do u know ?
 
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:51 am

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 3):
how do u know ?

Educated guess:

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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:44 am

I was unable to find this flight on flytecomm, flightaware or acarsd.org. Where are you able to look and see this?
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HPRamper
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:20 am

US does have a lot of mx done at Mobile. So yes, that would be my guess. Has this aircraft been repainted yet?
 
jmc1975
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:30 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 6):
US does have a lot of mx done at Mobile. So yes, that would be my guess. Has this aircraft been repainted yet?

No A330s have been painted yet. That's why it makes this a potentially exciting event.
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AlexPorter
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:00 am

My guess is also repainting. None have been done yet, which seems unusual for an airline's largest aircraft - plus now that the heavy European summer schedule is over, this should free up some A330s to get painted over the off-season while B762s can take over some A330 routes (does US actually swap in the B762 on A330 routes in the winter or did I just make this up in my head? I know other carriers do similar things). It would be great to see an A330 in the new colors!
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RE: US Airways A330 At BFM?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:22 am

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