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Old 27th Nov 2017, 18:15
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Do Titan Airways still hold an option to take a 2nd stored ex British Airways, Boeing 737-400?
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 16:45
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318 G-EUNB has left LAX, & should arrive back at STN at 23.59.
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A320-233 G-POWI has left the Titan fleet, WFU 11 Nov 17
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 20:30
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Originally Posted by garry8g
A320-233 G-POWI has left the Titan fleet, WFU 11 Nov 17
I thought Titan was taking on more Airbus rather than getting rid of some.
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 21:36
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Originally Posted by mathers_wales_uk
I thought Titan was taking on more Airbus rather than getting rid of some.
It was a fixed-term lease from CIT Aerospace. Was due up in early 2018.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 04:18
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What news of any more aircraft joining. Will they need them to cover the Jet2 and BA contracts next summer??
What about he A330 rumours?? Thanks
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 06:30
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Word is on ZAP-POW`s currently..
G-POWS B734 The 2nd ex BA machine & for ops as a pax a/c in it`s first season.
G-POWT A321 The replacement for `POWI & ex MON.
Both due Spring`18.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 07:58
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Why G-POW_? Many airlines have an identifiable reason for the recurring part of the reg. but I’ve never been able to put POW together with Titan and I need to know!
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 08:26
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I suggest ZAP and POW relate to the noises cartoon characters make when fighting
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Never thought of that but very feasible

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Old 13th Dec 2017, 09:10
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zap! and pow! was from batman tv series
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 09:51
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Yes always was & totally as conceived...Genuis...
Callsign ZAP & reg sequence POW*.....& as stated from the old batman TV series with the drawn insets when there was a fight...
But now up to POWT so soon to run out of that sequence alas.
With the earlier blue livery the globe on the side was a representation of the largest moon of Saturn....Titan!!.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 10:07
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There lots of G-ZAPs in the early days - think I travelled on ZAPD, a Shorts 360
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 10:26
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Yes....quite right first in that original sequence was ZAPA a C404.
To POW`s when that sequence ran out.
Tragically one of the original founders of Titan was killed when ZAPP his Christen Eagle aerobatic a/c crashed one evening back in 1990.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 14:54
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I suggest ZAP and POW relate to the noises cartoon characters make when fighting
Fancy Dan Dare not knowing that!
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Yes....quite right first in that original sequence was ZAPA a C404.
For which they originally advertised for pilots with the headline "Would you like a four-day week?"

Their ICAO designator of AWC is a bit odd, perhaps selected for Aircraft Worldwide Charter? Perhaps they thought ZAP was a bit alarming for a departures board.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 15:36
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Yes...AWC prefix effectively the only part that doesn't fit a genius idea...
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 15:47
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Originally Posted by southside bobby
Yes...AWC prefix effectively the only part that doesn't fit a genius idea...
I believe AWC are the initials of the joint founder who was killed in the crash mentioned a few posts earlier. A tribute perhaps.

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Quite correct Monty, a tribute to Allen Chapman.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 16:28
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Originally Posted by MontyP
I believe AWC are the initials of the joint founder who was killed in the crash mentioned a few posts earlier. A tribute perhaps.
Thanks, makes sense.

Digging into ICAO history revealed that the designator POW is allocated to Hagondale Ltd. Weren't they Titan's owners at some point?

Update: still active on Companies House with same address and directors as Titan.
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