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DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:58 am

It looks like Ex Evergreen (and Finnair) DC-9-15F N916F has escaped MZJ and is headed to Mexico. Last SDR I could find was from 2004 stating 57309 hours and 72271 cycles on her (that's a lot of short flights!). Any of our current (or former) auto-parts freigher board members want to guess who it's for? We've seen another DC-9 and an MD-80 head that way recently too. Someone stated one of the mexican airfreight companies aims to dominate the auto parts shuttles that currently see so much business from IFL, RAX, Berry and VTM.


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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:29 pm

Aeronaves/TSM does a lot of freight out of Mexico, but they are far from dominating the market. Lots of expansion in the on demand freight business. IFL adding CRJs. Kalitta Charters adding at least 1 737. USA Jet adding a 727.

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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:11 pm

Maybe they're gonna remote control crash it in the desert.

**ahem**

In other news, it's snowing hard in KSHV.  
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:15 pm

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 2):
but they are far from dominating the market.

Very true for now. It's entertaining seeing a CV-580 or SW3 make a 5 hour positioning flight to Laredo from YIP though. Guess it's one way to build hours.

While on the subject, there's been an Ameristar DC-9-10 doing a strange loop, from Texas to COS (for gas, I would guess) up to BFI, then back down to Texas direct (probaby empty on that leg). Was a 727 a little while back. What the heck is it doing?
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:34 pm

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 4):
Was a 727 a little while back. What the heck is it doing?

Seats for Boeing.

Yeah it's going to TSM if it went to MMIO. They are dominating in a way because just a couple years ago there were no foreign carriers hauling parts, now they are getting their own little share of the market and it's growing.
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:38 pm

Quoting tb727 (Reply 5):

Airfreighting seats?
 
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:48 pm

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 4):
Very true for now. It's entertaining seeing a CV-580 or SW3 make a 5 hour positioning flight to Laredo from YIP though. Guess it's one way to build hours.

Plus they won't be able to carry cargo from Canada to the US, only to and from Mexico. So that will keep at least some of the flying always in the US.

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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:56 pm

A lot of similar account were scrapped in Europe when Stage 3 noise limits came in.

Does Stage 3 apply in Mexico or other Central American/Caribbean countries?.
 
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:26 pm

Quoting Spacepope (Thread starter):
57309 hours and 72271 cycles on her (that's a lot of short flights!).

Damn, you said it!!!! That's one OLD bird! And yet, a 757 behind it in the pic is being parted out,
yet this ancient thing finds new life!!! Amazing.
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:39 pm

There is also a white DC10, which does not seem to have been converted to cargo.

However, I have not been able to id it, or confirm that it is still there.
 
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:40 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 8):
A lot of similar account were scrapped in Europe when Stage 3 noise limits came in.

Does Stage 3 apply in Mexico or other Central American/Caribbean countries?.

I'll bet it is stage three hush kitted, so in North America it is legal.
 
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:17 pm

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 11):
I'll bet it is stage three hush kitted, so in North America it is legal.

I'm sure they are. It's not really noticeable from the outside, but one of the big changes is a limitation of flaps 50 in an emergency only.

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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:04 am

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 10):

If you're talking the white DC-10 in the pic I posted in the thread starter, if you look closely it is already on jacks and blocking, so the gear has already been salvaged (in addition to the engines and a few other parts) so there is a 99% chance that it's been scrapped by now.
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:56 am

I guess I know what they were getting ready for in this photo I took on Feb 7th now  http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/DSC05786_zps2evbywlc.jpg

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 13):
If you're talking the white DC-10 in the pic I posted in the thread starter, if you look closely it is already on jacks and blocking, so the gear has already been salvaged (in addition to the engines and a few other parts) so there is a 99% chance that it's been scrapped by now.

There are several white DC10s in this shot, but they all appear to have intact landing gears
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:33 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 14):
I guess I know what they were getting ready for in this photo I took on Feb 7th now  

Which one is the escapee? It's very odd for the one on the right to have engines on it. Is N915F getting out of jail too? Looks like N944F has also gotten out to Aeronaves TSM.
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RE: DC-9-15 Escapes The Desert

Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:54 am

White DC-10 pax could well be one of the JAL 40's that went to MZJ.

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