Is this parts shortage affecting the 717 also? HA has to have them for interisland quick turns. I doubt the 717 has many parts in common with the MD80/90. Different engines, different cockpit, different systems. There has only been a handful of 717s scrapped, so there's enough of them still out the...Jump to post
An airline that keeps many old, different planes running daily probably should be called 'Lose Money Airlines'. Or "Optimal Fleet Airlines". Or "Highly-Profitable-Delta-Airlines". A proper fleet mix to make money includes a range of capital assets. For a major airline, they need...Jump to post
Don't forget the Atlanta service that will start today. Guess it didn't merit an announcement from the Atlanta Airport Authority. :-) So happy they’re starting here. Hopefully it turns into something decent sized. Gonna have to be pretty-big to be even noticeable where you are now. (Although I used...Jump to post
On the new ABX Air STL and ATL flights, it looks like the normal aircraft routing will indeed be ONT-ATL-BWI-RIV-BWI-STL-ONT. With only a couple of hours between flights for that whole routing, before 12 hours' rest at ONT every second day, it will be interesting to see how these old gals do. My gue...Jump to post
So the ABX aircraft that ran ONT-ATL is next going to run ATL-BWI. A fair guess from past experience is that it will then run BWI-ONT, but it could also take a more-circuitous route. Will be fun to see. The ABX aircraft that ran BWI-STL is next going to run STL-ONT. It is possible, therefore, that ...Jump to post
It looks like it is official - Amazon Logistics is coming to Albuquerque (there is a job posting on Amazon's jobs website), one of the last major cities without AMZL service. Currently Albuquerque is mainly served by USPS and UPS (the former mainly from Phoenix and the latter mainly from elsewhere)...Jump to post
So the ABX aircraft that ran ONT-ATL is next going to run ATL-BWI. A fair guess from past experience is that it will then run BWI-ONT, but it could also take a more-circuitous route. Will be fun to see. The ABX aircraft that ran BWI-STL is next going to run STL-ONT. It is possible, therefore, that t...Jump to post
ATI is supposed to start a daily flight next month also. Will end up being one from each (although I think they are both owned by the same company now aren’t they?) That's good to know, thanks! Yes, ATI and ABX (along with Omni) are owned by ATSG, which also owns the former Airborne maintenance ope...Jump to post
SOO3608 doing PDX-TPA currently Increasing tempo in the SOO 737-800 operation. Connecting the dots between two existing nodes. Only four of the five 737s that Amazon dry-leased from GECAS, to be operated by SOO, are currently operational. The fifth is inactive. Word is that Southern is having some ...Jump to post
I also heard they won't be painted in prime air colors supposedly, at least to start. 12 of the original 40 aircraft that Amazon Air dry-leased were 767-200s that were already-converted to freighters. 6 at ABX Air and 6 at ATI. Those aircraft are either all-white or bear the livery of the carrier t...Jump to post
It also occurs to me that if Atlas really is moving out a large quantity of 767s, there could also be pressure from the FAA, given that it likely already knows almost everything that the NTSB knows about the Houston accident. Atlas could be being "encouraged" to reduce the complexity of it...Jump to post
BWA900 wrote:HP69 wrote:WayexTDI wrote:Good to see NAS is open to receive aircraft
Still no commercial flights though.
So back to fleet stuff, and this one's a whopper. There has been talk over the past week or so on APC about rumors among Atlas station managers that "as many as 9 of their best" Amazon-dry-leased 767-300s were going to be operated instead by ATI, pursuant to the termination-for-convenience...Jump to post
Fuel consumption alone isn't enough to park the 717s. If fuel usage were the only issue, the MD80s and MD90s would be flying for years to come, the aerodynamic upgrade to the MD80s (which worked) would have been installed on the whole fleet, and an avionics upgrade similar to the halted IS&S sol...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Parts carriers for the auto industry, always a dodgy deal.
So...N392UP, the first of the 4 CAM 767-300s being leased to UPS this year, will be flying from post-conversion paint at GUS to ILN today (9/11/19). Would be interested to see if anybody can get a photo. Also, today, N354AA, one of the oldest ex-AA aircraft converted to freighter (over 115,000 hours...Jump to post
N830WE (to be N419AZ) is coming home to ILN today from paint in ROW. (9/10/19) N354AA (to be N397AZ) has been at ILN post-paint for conformity since 8/19/19, so it ought to be going into service soonish. And, FWIW, ATSG currently has two ABX 767-200s in HMVs at HAECO Americas (formerly TIMCO) at GSO...Jump to post
Interesting. Of course, except for traffic to places like Puerto Rico and Hawaii, Amazon uses USPS almost exclusively as a last mile carrier, with Amazon doing the line haul itself. I live in Colorado springs, but I’d say the majority of my packages are delivered by Amazon logistics. The rest are U...Jump to post
... FedEx carries something like 75% of PML under the postal contract, so that freight - while pulled away from FX handling - is still physically being carried on FX aircraft in the form of hugely-increased USPS volumes. Which the USPS pays for on a per-case basis if their assigned matrix is blown ...Jump to post
Interesting. Of course, except for traffic to places like Puerto Rico and Hawaii, Amazon uses USPS almost exclusively as a last mile carrier, with Amazon doing the line haul itself. I think Amazon uses USPS First Class Mail for some non-Prime orders with the lower 48 states, but FCM mostly goes via...Jump to post
Yochai and/or Fify: Can you tell us what if anything you have seen in the conversion line (or at TLV awaiting that line) besides the following: N391UP (I-AIGJ); N1501P; N304CM (former CC-CZT); N308CM (formerly CC-CZU); 430CJ 431CJ. Just trying to make sure I have it right. Also, any word around ther...Jump to post
Maybe this means Mexicana MRO is almost done with converting N276DH, since they can only get one widebody at a time in their hangar (and some smaller planes with it).
Azul also is a painting customer of Landlocked Aviation in CWF, so you may see its aircraft ferrying in and out of there on occasion.
Mav is correct. The video is not showing S turns, just "standard" LGA approach, except perhaps going left of centerline for drift compensation due to apparent breeze; note where the nose is pointing at touchdown. Remember that many normal landings at LGA would get you a visit to the CP's o...Jump to post
I don't think they've ever stopped any plot. Same with the TSA. The goal is deterrence. The goal is public safety. They haven't interfered with any on-the-plane hijack attempts because there haven't been any. The naysayers might just as well say that because there have been no successful terrorist ...Jump to post
I was once questioned by a pair of Air Marshals. They were wondering why I did the same spoke to hub right bask to spoke flight as them. The airline ID was my answer. Had to go to hub headquarters for fingerprints for a new ID. They were real cool about it. I think the fact I told them not to bothe...Jump to post
As MO11 pointed out in the Amazon thread, I-AIGJ, currently at TLV in conversion, is a CAM aircraft that has just been renumbered N391UP for lease to UPS, and JA8356, an already-converted BCF, is now N327CM. CAM also renumbered HL8319, a recent (2018) CAM conversion that is an early lease return fro...Jump to post
CAM signed for I-AIGJ on Friday (N391UP) as well as JA8356 (N327CM). Thank you! Interesting that 8356 is going to have a CM number, so maybe not going to UPS? I'm trying to figure out how CAM will have 4 frames for UPS by 12/31/19 unless they use two already-converted frames. Other options, I guess...Jump to post
Waterbomber2 wrote:How do we know that this guy wasn't framed?
Sorry if I'm having a brain cramp: what's replacing the 767 in the Delta fleet? The A350 and A330-900 would seem to be too big and frankly too much airplane for the international routes that DL uses the 767-300 on... And same at AA, who is proudly getting rid of them ricky-tik. Don't need a big ans...Jump to post
Sorry if I'm having a brain cramp: what's replacing the 767 in the Delta fleet? The A350 and A330-900 would seem to be too big and frankly too much airplane for the international routes that DL uses the 767-300 on... And same at AA, who is proudly getting rid of them ricky-tik. Don't need a big answ...Jump to post
Well the BCFs have the PW4062, which is the high-thrust version of that engine. They were converted like 5 years ago, and were about 17 years old when converted. Their value/utility is all going to depend on the hours/cycles on them, the maintenance records and perception of maintenance quality. Tha...Jump to post
I wouldn't be surprised if we manage to secure more leased 767s. We are so busy right now and the 767 is the perfect freighter for much of our operation. I think CAM would be prepared to do many more than the 4 this year and one next year that are currently under contract. They'll have six of the 1...Jump to post
Yeah, this has been covered already to some extent. The bottom line is that Amazon isn't leasing aircraft in Canada. Instead, it's taking space on some of cargojet's flights, as it has for a couple of years. Sounds like they're going to increase the volume a bit. Cargojet did say that it makes its F...Jump to post