Spacepope wrote:wjcandee wrote:Interesting mid-Peak development: ABX sent Amazon-leased N749AX today (12/11) to GSO. That's where ABX has been sending a lot of its aircraft recently for overhaul (at HAECO Americas, formerly TIMCO). The last C-check on this aircraft was 1.5 years ago, and they generally go in about every 2 years, so it's interesting that it would go in now, in the middle of Peak. I'm assuming that its higher recent level of utilization mandated that move, which one otherwise wouldn't plan to have happen in the middle of Peak. Indeed, both Atlas and the ATSG carriers had been moving their aircraft through HMVs on a regular basis outside of Peak in an apparent plan to have them all available for Peak.
The ATSG carriers generally have AMES service their aircraft at ILN, but 7 out of 18 HMVs in the past 2 years for ABX have been done by HAECO at GSO, presumably because ILN is buried in work, including these days work for Atlas, Delta and United on their 767s.
Maybe for a quickie? Looks like it had an HMV 18 months ago.
In any case, ABX has plenty of 762 spares they can pull on to fill in.
So N749AX was in and out of GSO in 12 hours. So who knows what it was there for. Not the big deal I thought it was.