DLNZ wrote:wjcandee wrote:Oh, Lord. Just when SkyLease was going to be able to repaint its planes and pay its crews from the incredible amount of work they have been doing -- this. Obviously, if they're still flying they had the equipment installed at some point.
Also, the complaint is that they "didn't have the required version" of ADS-B Out. Whatever that means. They didn't update the software? Of course, the FAA buries that in its story.
Good news is these fines usually get reduced, but you have to pay lawyers, blah-blah. I mean, really, they're finally getting somewhere and Boom! Fined for something that allegedly happened last summer while they were bringing all that PPE in.
904AR is in maintenance at ST Aero Xiamen. Let's hope they can afford to get her out now.
PS Who's calling my favorite little 36 Street Carrier a "fringe" operator?
Agree, and it seems punitive but not my area of expertise. All I san say is that I wish them well. We need all the strong freight operators we can get, especially ones operating Code E main deck freighters. Their 744ERFs are very capable machines whose services will be at a premium for the foreseeable future. Let's hope they can invest against that.
At the end of the day, these matters are usually reduced monetary wise once the lawyers show up. We don't really have any facts of what actually occurred. Overall, if there is a problem, N904AR is currently down for maintenance and the issues have plenty of time to be solved. N903AR continues the strong showing just pounding out trans-Pacific flights.
I came across the article below in regard to National Airlines and their process of bringing (3) 747-400s back from the desert. Article states the overall cost for (3) 747s would be $45 million.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.freigh ... by-150/amp