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Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:23 am

Hey everyone, I was just tooling around on the trackers and found a VN 777 cruising of the coast of Washington State. What are they up to?

https://www.flightradar24.com/HVN1450/e33bedf

Apologies if there has been a previous thread discussing this.
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:39 am

My best guess is that it's on it's way to VCV.
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:48 am

After doing a bit of research, I found that VN-A143 and VN-A144 both went to Greenwood, MS after a stop in SFO earlier this month. I'm guessing that's where this one is going too, as well as VN-A146. Those are the last 4 of VN's 772s that haven't been transferred to another carrier.
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:44 am

Just landed in SFO.
 
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 am

ooslc wrote:
After doing a bit of research, I found that VN-A143 and VN-A144 both went to Greenwood, MS after a stop in SFO earlier this month. I'm guessing that's where this one is going too, as well as VN-A146. Those are the last 4 of VN's 772s that haven't been transferred to another carrier.


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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:00 am

VN-A145 was stored at HAN for quite some time so perhaps it's heading to the knacker's yard.
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:15 am

ooslc wrote:
After doing a bit of research, I found that VN-A143 and VN-A144 both went to Greenwood, MS after a stop in SFO earlier this month. I'm guessing that's where this one is going too, as well as VN-A146. Those are the last 4 of VN's 772s that haven't been transferred to another carrier.

We had a thread about one week ago about VN-A144 being being ferried for storage/scrapping: being ferried for storage/scrapping: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1367971&p=19667857&hilit=VN+777+SFO#p19667857

Any pictures of -143 or -144? I guess they had a neutral livery, correct?
 
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:37 am

VN-A146 followed her siblings footstep to the SFO.
https://www.flightradar24.com/HVN1460/e36b66b
 
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:40 am

It's on the news (in Vietnamese) that VN sold 4 777-200 and one PW 4090 engine to Pratt & Whitney for USD 70.7 mil.
http://vietnambiz.vn/vietnam-airlines-s ... 25381.html
 
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:14 am

potter787 wrote:
It's on the news (in Vietnamese) that VN sold 4 777-200 and one PW 4090 engine to Pratt & Whitney for USD 70.7 mil.
http://vietnambiz.vn/vietnam-airlines-s ... 25381.html


I don't follow the prices for these transactions, but that seems like a pretty high price for four worn out 772s and one engine.
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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:54 am

A quick glance on VN's B777-200ER fleet:

B777-2Q8/ER:
27607/ 135 VN-A147 Currently with OE-LPE Austrian Airlines
27608/ 164 VN-A151 Currently with VQ-BUD Nordwind Airlines

B777-26K/ER:
28688/ 436 VN-A141 Currently with EI-FNI Alitalia
32701/ 443 VN-A142 Currently with EI-FSS Macquarie AirFinance, Stored at Lourdes Tarbes, France
32716/ 518 VN-A149 Currently with AP-BMG PIA Pakistan International Airlines
32717/ 541 VN-A150 Currently with AP-BMH PIA Pakistan International Airlines
33502/ 450 VN-A143 Stored at Greenwood, MS
33503/ 453 VN-A144 Stored at Greenwood, MS
33504/ 491 VN-A145 Stored
33505/ 486 VN-A146 Stored

All B777-200ER spent their later years doing domestic run, high cycle by now I supposed.

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Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:24 pm

nikeherc wrote:
potter787 wrote:
It's on the news (in Vietnamese) that VN sold 4 777-200 and one PW 4090 engine to Pratt & Whitney for USD 70.7 mil.
http://vietnambiz.vn/vietnam-airlines-s ... 25381.html


I don't follow the prices for these transactions, but that seems like a pretty high price for four worn out 772s and one engine.


My guess it's for the eight PW engines on the four 777-200s plus a spare, making a total of nine engines. 70.7 mil would sound about right for that. I would assume that the fuselages will be scrapped quickly since 777 parts are in high demands.

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