TheEuphorian wrote:Aeroflot 777-200ER:
Former Air Cal fleet.
Only short-lived because of TWA's imminent demise.
DeltaPSCFlyer wrote:Delta and the 747-100/200 series in the 70's.
jumpjets wrote:When BA took over BMI they acquired a couple of leased Airbus A330s which i believe went back to the lessors fairly quickly after the takeover. I haven't been able to find any pictures of the A330s in any sort of BA livery so I am guessing that for the short time BA flew them they maintained their BMI livery. Can anyone confirm/contradict that?
BawliBooch wrote:Air India had leased L1011's from a shady, Antigua based company for a few months. They did fly a test flight to BOM-DEL-FRA once, and I know a bunch of cabin crew and managers were sent on a holiday to MRU for some very very expensive training, but dont think they actually operated any commercial flights regularly.
The Caribjet deal was the first public instance of the elaborate leasing game that became very popular with Airline managers in India and Pakistan! Senior manager raises a false requirement for aircraft that can only be met with a temporary lease. Managers son/cousin/brother living in London/Canada becomes the agent to arrange such a deal, usually with a shady company registered in some obscure tax haven where the sun don't shine! Gains are equally shared with all members of the team that made the deal happen!
Managers at the former legacy Air India based in BOM had honed this leasing game to a fine art. PIA and Biman managers learnt the game from their AI counterparts which came in handy a decade later when A310's were being leased for 1 month at a time from obscure tax havens!
Polot wrote:Here’s some very rare ones.
California Pacific’s first attempt at start up, using E170s. Never entered service:
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos