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Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:22 pm

Anyone know what a Transaero 747 is doing at MLB? It's been there for over 3 weeks I believe. I know they do charters, but I wouldn't think they sit there for a long time. Great view every time I fly out or even return a rental.
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:28 pm

Cabin overhaul work is performed at MLB for Transaero by a third-party.
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:59 pm

There were two Transaero 747's at MLB earlier this year as well. One left in late February I believe with one remaining the last time I was there in early March. I knew they were getting some type of work but didn't know what kind.
 
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Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:46 pm

I was just in MLB last week and got the latest story from the people doing the work. One a/c is undergoing interior modifications and will be delivered to Transaero end of year---it will be ready before the end of the year but Transaero wants it to come into service after the first of the year. The other a/c is quite interesting. It has had its engines removed and they have been shipped to MHV. There they will be attached to another 747 which is scheduled to be scrapped and will make one last flight for this doomed a/c to RME. When the a/c lands in RME the engines will be removed and then shipped back to MLB and that a/c will be scrapped in RME. When the engines get back to RME they will be reattached and this Tranasero a/c will be delivered as soon as possible. Bottom line is both 747-400's now in MLB will soon be flying for Transaero.
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:51 pm

I can confirm what n471wn said regarding the 744's sitting. EI-XLO is sitting on the SE side of the airport while the other one (EI-XLZ) is at MidAir's hangar getting worked on. EI-XLO used to be sitting on the west side of the pax terminal before they moved her to where she sits now.

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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:47 am

Thanks for the update guys!
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:43 am

I wanted to head over to MLB after the Cocoa Air Show practice last Friday but it was raining and dreary just to see if there were any Transaero 747s there plus other things.

Are all of those UH-1 Huey choppers that look like they are rotting away still sitting on the west side of the terminal too? there were 50 or so there when I was there in March 2011 to check out the AN-225. Anyone know the story on them?
 
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Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:50 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):
Are all of those UH-1 Huey choppers that look like they are rotting away still sitting on the west side of the terminal too? there were 50 or so there when I was there in March 2011 to check out the AN-225. Anyone know the story on them?

Sadly I did not notice but I think I would have noticed 50 so not sure that many are still there.
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:22 am

Quoting n471wn (Reply 7):
Sadly I did not notice but I think I would have noticed 50 so not sure that many are still there.

they were parked close to the fence along that access road that the terminal is on. They were parked in front of the Canberra that has been sitting there for years.
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:04 am

Quoting n471wn (Reply 3):
The other a/c is quite interesting.

Which registration is this?
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Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:46 pm

Quoting zkojq (Reply 9):
Which registration is this?

Can you answer this MCOflyer?
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:26 pm

It now appears that one of these a/c has left MLB and is now at RME
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:03 pm

Quoting n471wn (Reply 10):

Can you answer this MCOflyer?

My guess its EI-XLZ. EI-XLO was still there this morning. Flight aware shows zip. I gotta a question: Who's the owner of the white airbus or Boeing parked at the domestic gates?? flight aware shows nothing.

Edit: Looks the temp registration for EI-XLZ is N747ZA while EI-XLO still shows its current registration on the tail. I'll be going past there tomorrow. I'll see if they have moved XLO to the Midair hangar.

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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:24 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
Edit: Looks the temp registration for EI-XLZ is N747ZA while EI-XLO still shows its current registration on the tail. I'll be going past there tomorrow. I'll see if they have moved XLO to the Midair hangar.

It is this a/c which has apparently now gone to RME per an atdb.org update in the last several days....
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:57 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
My guess its EI-XLZ. EI-XLO was still there this morning. Flight aware shows zip. I gotta a question: Who's the owner of the white airbus or Boeing parked at the domestic gates?? flight aware shows nothing.

B767-200(ER) N774WD has been ferried there recently, supposed to be for Presidential Airways.
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:46 pm

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 14):
B767-200(ER) N774WD has been ferried there recently, supposed to be for Presidential Airways.

Yes but we are talking about a 747-400 (N747ZA)
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:03 am

Quoting n471wn (Reply 15):
Yes but we are talking about a 747-400 (N747ZA)

MCOFlyer was asking about an all white Airbus or Boeing and that is my best guess.
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Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:44 pm

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 14):

B767-200(ER) N774WD has been ferried there recently, supposed to be for Presidential Airways.

Thats what I saw. I appreciate the information you guys have given. MLB seems to be a local spottters paradise. Lets not forget the ATI DC8's that we regularly see coming out of KCOF.

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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:17 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):

Thanks for the information.  
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:54 pm

EI-XLO is still parked on the SE side of the airport right by the customs building.

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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:43 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 19):
EI-XLO is still parked on the SE side of the airport right by the customs building.

And is it the only 747 now at the airport?
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:59 pm

The B767 is for Atom Airways, not Presidential Airways, have written about them again today: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...67-200er-delivered-to-atom-airways
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:24 pm

Quoting n471wn (Reply 20):

And is it the only 747 now at the airport?

Good question. I expect it to be moved if EI-XLZ is not comming back from Midair's RME facility.

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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:53 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
EI-XLO used to be sitting on the west side of the pax terminal before they moved her to where she sits now.

Aircraft EI-XLN is sitting on the east side of the MLB pax terminal.
It came directly from Russia, it has not moved since it arrived.
Once the aircraft (N747KD) is sent out XLN will be moved over to the tent.

Quoting n471wn (Reply 3):
When the a/c lands in RME the engines will be removed and then shipped back to MLB and that a/c will be scrapped in RME. When the engines get back to RME they will be reattached and this Tranasero a/c will be delivered as soon as possible. Bottom line is both 747-400's now in MLB will soon be flying for Transaero.

This A/C has the EI- registration number covered up with N747KD.
This jet came in from Narita Japan on 15AUG
This A/C had the engines removed,sent out west to another B744 that B744 was then flown to RME where it will be scrapped for parts.
Those engines are now back in MLB and are being re-attached again to N747KD.
My guess is this A/C is being modified and then delivered to Transaero by or near the end of the year (maybe earlier.)

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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:11 pm

Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 23):
This A/C has the EI- registration number covered up with N747KD.
This jet came in from Narita Japan on 15AUG
This A/C had the engines removed,sent out west to another B744 that B744 was then flown to RME where it will be scrapped for parts.
Those engines are now back in MLB and are being re-attached again to N747KD.
My guess is this A/C is being modified and then delivered to Transaero by or near the end of the year (maybe earlier.)

Thanks and that was my understanding as well but I belive N747KD has now left MLB and is infact at RME...
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:31 pm

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):
Are all of those UH-1 Huey choppers that look like they are rotting away still sitting on the west side of the terminal too? there were 50 or so there when I was there in March 2011 to check out the AN-225. Anyone know the story on them?

They were still there on my last visit in March of 2012.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 8):
They were parked in front of the Canberra that has been sitting there for years.

The Canberra disappeared in March. On one of my last visits there a crane was moving the wings off of the ramp onto the adjacent grassy area. The next week when i passed through it was gone completely. I don't know if was moved to a hanger for restoration or moved off field. Does anyone know what happened with it?
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:21 am

Apparently the aircraft that will become EI-XLZ is a Rolls Royce engined former-South African example, according to planespotters.net, but I'm a bit curious about the particulars because it seems like it's been awaiting delivery a really long time compared to a lot of UN's other recent 747 acquisitions.
 
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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:19 am

Quoting n471wn (Reply 24):
Thanks and that was my understanding as well but I belive N747KD has now left MLB and is infact at RME...

Nope....still here. It will go to RME after my company fuels it.

Quoting Flaps (Reply 25):
They were still there on my last visit in March of 2012.

The Hueys are to be moved to SFB because the owners(DoS) don't like the salt air.

Quoting Flaps (Reply 25):
The Canberra disappeared in March. On one of my last visits there a crane was moving the wings off of the ramp onto the adjacent grassy area. The next week when i passed through it was gone completely. I don't know if was moved to a hanger for restoration or moved off field. Does anyone know what happened with it?

This A/C was disassembled and shipped to Space Center Exec airport in Titusville to be restored.
I believe that the airplane will then be put on display at the warbird museum (pending funding.)

Also, for general info, there was a B707 that was the testbed for the JT8D conversion here.
It was chopped up and sent to the scrap heap. At least part of it. Some went to St. Louis Mo.
to be tested for metal fatigue.

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RE: Transaero 747 At MLB Parked For A Long Time

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:59 am

The white plane parked next to the terminal is a 767.

Last week a C-17, 2 744's and a 767 where all there. Coupled with a Delta MD88. Crazy.
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