Does anybody know the reg of the A/C involved? Bulgaria Air flies two ex-UA 735s LZ-BOP and LZ-BOQ. Wonder if it was one of those...
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Yes, it goes to <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> and back to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> at 17:35...Jump to post
You can take <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 770 SFODEN (747-400) at 12:50 pm and then continue on to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 256 (777-200ER) at 6:35 pm. That...Jump to post
N218UA should be leaving gate B17 any time now as UA 0835 ORDPVG.Jump to post
"One of the advantages of the original 330/340 wing is that it could be used with two or four engines" I wouldn't call it an advantage - it was limiting the performance of the 340-300, and a new wing had to be designed for the 340-500/600. The wing was also the reason why the 330 didn't find much us...Jump to post
OK, so it's Ethernet. I wish it was wireless (Wi-Fi), but maybe they don't want radio signals messing up with the communication equipment in the cockpit.
Was your laptop hooked to the seat via cable? Where on the laptop was the cable plugged in (USB, Ethernet connector)?
Was it a wireless connection or a cable (Ethernet?)
Thank you for the great site! I wish all the best to United and its employees (I could have been one of them now...). And let's hope that people will continue to support United through this period. I, for one, will.
JU101, IIRC, the 2 733s were leased in Jun'02 for a period of 10 months only - that's why they are due back in Apr. Some local newspapers report that decison about the new fleet should be made by Feb, which is consistent with the returning of the 733s. I wonder, now that UAL is almost in Chapter 11,...Jump to post
I have the feeling that Ch.11 seems the only alternative, but UA is trying to get the ATSB loan first. Just like US Airways - their loan application was approved, and they went to court. Makes sense that even under Chapter 11, they will still benefit from the government approved loan while re-struct...Jump to post
Only 49% of the new "Balkan Air" will be for sale, so no take over whatsoever. Just partial ownewrship. The state will keep 50+% stake in the new airline, at least for now. So far noone ever mentioned JAT as one of the potential invesrtors, but who knows... Lots of airlines have increased their serv...Jump to post
AMR - 924 M (incl. special items); 475M is operating loss only
UAL - 889 M total, 504 M operating loss
AMR is not in good shape either.
Gmunich, I absolutely agree with you - DU will make a perfect regional feeder for the new airline. I read somewhere that there is interest from several investors. One is the Russian aviation Consortium - their plan includes a fleet of Western and Russian types, and making SOF a hub for flights from ...Jump to post
I don't think a 717 lease is likely at all. LZ has operated 737s since 1990 (with some brief interruptions) so they already have trained crews and mechanics. They are simply not in financial position to introduce a new type. So if they order anything at all, you can bet it will be 737s.
Fresh from one of the local newspapers: A Boeing team lead by their Regional Director for Southeast Europe will visit Sofia to meet with Balkan officials regarding the proposed lease of new Boeings. Apparently Airbus has recently also offered LZ some A/C, but airline officials consider them to be to...Jump to post
Lot currently has 3 763 and 2 762 (excluding SP-LPD leased out to Universal): SP-LOA 762 SP-LOB 762 SP-LPA 763 SP-LPB 763 SP-LPC 763 They fly to ORD, JFK, EWR, YYZ from WAW and KRK. Currently there are no scheduled flights to Asia. According to Bill Harm's site only SP-LPC appears to be owned by LOT...Jump to post
The text on the picture explains it - it is an ex-Gulf air, ex-Malev A/C, which is leased by LOT for Universal. This was done so they can bring back SP-LPB to the fleet due to the increase in summer traffic (it is still in Universal colors, but operates LOT flights). The lease to Universal is "wet l...Jump to post
Rizzibird, The delivery of Balkan's 733s was delayed twice due to re-registration (according to one of the local newspapers). I don't know if the first has arrived in Sofia yet. The lease is for 1+ year. Did you notice in which scheme was the A/C painted? The latest one, or the one from the late 80s...Jump to post
Did you notice that the A/C on one of the pictures is LZ-TPC, but the other one is LZ-PTC? According to Bill Harm's site there is only one ex-LZ - registered Tristar: 1152 L1011-1(1) RB211-22B 07/27/78 DUCOR WORLD AIRLINES 3C-QQX N337EA, D-AERP, LZ-TPC [PARKED @ OST][CONV TO FRTR][NEW NAME, WAS LIBE...Jump to post
It was reported in one of the local newspapers that LZ will be leasing a 737 again (probably -300). The picture they showed was of one of their previous 733s (LZ-BOF), so I assumed that the new one has not arrived yet. Good to hear that they are back on track.
BTW, how was the TU5?
A couple of motnhs ago the A/C used for the NASA tests (RA-77114) was put for sale on ebay for $10M. It's the only remaining Tu-144 in flying condition out of approx. 20 built till 1981 when production ended. Anybody knows if someone bought it? <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=95995" target="_blan...Jump to post