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Flydawg
14th Apr 2018, 21:49
Anyone know why the VA ATR are sitting on the ground in Nelson

Biatch
14th Apr 2018, 23:44
If itís a 500 series.... storage/being sold off....

wheels_down
14th Apr 2018, 23:58
Failed Business Plan.

Flydawg
15th Apr 2018, 00:26
Thought they were looking to start domestic in NZ

Badengo
15th Apr 2018, 22:55
Air Nelson have been doing C checks on them.

Flydawg
15th Apr 2018, 23:02
Air Nelson have been doing C checks on them.
someone got their planning wrong that's a lot of Ac out of action at once lol

Berealgetreal
15th Apr 2018, 23:35
They had a plan?

Flydawg
16th Apr 2018, 00:45
They had a plan?

lol should have known

Badengo
16th Apr 2018, 06:56
Yeah all the 500 going into storage or leased to other companies. But c checks first. Nelson were competing with a local Aussie MRO for the job.

ebt
17th Apr 2018, 01:05
VA has been advertising them for sub-lease via brokers as the lessor doesn't want them back in a hurry. In March Sharpy said that they were signing LOIs to sub-lease a couple, but not sure what has happened since then.

The rate at which they seem to bend them makes me think that some may end up coming back across the Tasman and back into service.

regional_flyer
17th Apr 2018, 13:59
VA has been advertising them for sub-lease via brokers as the lessor doesn't want them back in a hurry. In March Sharpy said that they were signing LOIs to sub-lease a couple, but not sure what has happened since then.

At least one (VH-FVM IIRC) has been painted into Hevilift colours.