TZ only has one of the ex-SR -30ERs which is aircraft N226NW (now N701TZ). We are deactivating the aft aux tank as we do not need the extra range. Their is a Douglas procedure for deactivating it. However, this tank was installed during manufacture and cannot be easily removed, so will stay in place.
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As I understand it, TZ will not take the NW DC-10s. Since they just bought both WO and NA, they no longer need the DC-10s. The WO DC-10-30 and MD-11s will replace the TZ L-1011-500s, and they also have access to the NA B-767-300ERs.
Absolutely FALSE. Yes, we still need the DC-10s and yes, they are still coming. We do not yet own World Air Holdings. It is a purchase agreement that must go through shareholder and government approvals and should close in the July 2007 timeframe. TZ
needs widebodies now as we have existing commitments. Any changes related to the World acquisition this year into next will not happen as fast as you state. Even after it is completed we will not be able to use each others airplanes for each others contracts as we will remain separate entities. The only way for this to happen is if aircraft are transferred to anothers Ops Spec or the airlines are merged. Also, World and TZ
are in separate AMC contract groupings which cannot crossover.
35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.