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CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:07 am

I was looking at an old, outdated airline manuel and it showed that Continental Airlines had placed an order for a number of 767-300ER's. Did this order exist or nt b/c it also showed CO having a number of 736's in their fleet.


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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:17 am

It was actually a order from way back in the day (early 90s). I believed they switched them for 762s/764s.
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:23 am

I know for certain that there are a few 767-324ER out there.

Not sure how many though and if CO ever operated them.

Anyway, they were not ordered as a part of the 762/764 order CO did a few years ago.

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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:38 am

They were likely ordered before their early 90s bankruptcy and were canceled under reorganization.
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:40 am

Quoting El Al 001 (Reply 2):
know for certain that there are a few 767-324ER out there.

CO has never operated any B763's, only the B764 with the raked wing that Gordon made very intersting landing of the first delivery to them at IAH. Then the B762's came along.
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:49 am

Continental had ordered them before the 90s bankruptcy but they were not taken up--I believe a small number (2 - 4 or so) were built but they went directly to other carriers--I know Vietnam had a couple that may have ended up in DL's hands.
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:49 pm

I know one was painted in CO colors at Boeing before delivery. Delilvery fell through and the a/c ended up at Ansett.
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:06 pm

DL has a few 324s that CO was supposed to get.
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:14 pm

IAHFLYR
What happened with Bethune and the B764 delivery at IAH?
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:21 pm

Five 324s were built, but all went elsewhere...  splat   weeping 
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:32 pm

I think some of the -324's found a home at Alitalia.
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:17 pm

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 8):
What happened with Bethune and the B764 delivery at IAH?

Think it is best summed up by saying it wasn't an auto-land and the next day I think the aviation dept. ground crews were on the approach end of the runway looking for a bunch of little airplanes because they planted some the day before with the landing.
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Hey, not too bad for the boss though!!
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:36 pm

CO ordered 5 767-300s that were built, but not delivered to CO. IIRC, they were built in '93 or '94. Somewhere (AWS&T, I think) there was a photo of the Boeing ramp and there were 4 or 5 of the planes, all white, except the blue and gold CO rudder. These aircraft were delivered to a few different operators, including Vietnam and Ansett (one each, again IIRC).
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:57 pm

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 8):
What happened with Bethune and the B764 delivery at IAH?

Best way to discribe it would be to say "the Boss" had the airport people out the next day checking for little airplanes on the runway as the day before someone planted an airplane on it!  bouncy 

Not bad for the boss though really.  Smile
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RE: CO And The 767-300ER

Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:49 am

According to Plane-spotters.net, 5 Boeing 767-324s exist:

c.n. 27392 and 27393 now at First Choice Airways, 27394 at Delta (N394DL), 27568 at Vietnam Airlines and 27569 at North American Airlines (N767NA).
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