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European Air Charter buy 5 BA B747-200's !!!

Old 22nd Nov 2001, 01:23
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Post European Air Charter buy 5 BA B747-200's !!!

Thats about all I know!!! Someone care to fill us all in with the rest...

No doubt Mr Eddington was giving them away!!

I understand 1 will be used as a spares a/c, Anyone any idea of routes EAAC will operate?
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I seem to remember that they bought them ages ago and then leased them back to BA.
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Arenīt they the same outfit, based in Luxembourg, that fly Saab 2000īs for Regional Airlines ? I heard that they were in a poor financial state a few months ago...

Or is it the UK based company flying those museum ripe Bac 111īs.

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I cant see EAAC operating them, they do ad-hoc charter work to the Med !!
I would think they may be getting broken up for spares, as they make quite a bit of their money breaking aircraft.
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Are they not all broken ?
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They previously bought some ex BA -100s from AAR, which they sold to Air Gulf Falcon. Their owner, Paul Stoddart, also owns the Minardi Formula 1 racing team of whom Murray Walker once said "And here comes Minardi, just finishing last year's race!"

Fly747 - you're thinking of AAR, who bought and leased back to BA the early -200s.

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Of course, when Paul Stoddart bought the 1-11s from BA at the beginning of the nineties, a lot of people wondered what on earth he was going to use them for. History shows that that judgement turned out to be a very good one, when demand picked up.
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What's the betting when the market recovers next year and BA etc realise they're short of aeroplanes, they'll wet lease them back from Paul Stoddart, who'll make a tidy profit.

At least someone in the business thinks ahead!
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he can probably afford them cos he made so many crews redundant , 1-11 and 737 , what would 5 747s cost , any ideas?
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Wasn't it Stewart John (ex Cathay Engineering director) whose company bought the BA 200's for freighter conversion in China?
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the 747,s are going for between Ģ1M and Ģ5M
so the rumour has it
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That's in the same price range for a brand new Lear or a Citation. That's a bargain!! I'll take 2 please.
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Prices are falling rapidly for old aircraft, for example 3 DC-9F's are to auctioned December 5 and are expected to bring no more than $500,000....total.
Many ex-BA 747's are being scrapped in KROW...in order to bring the aircraft to ground level, big D9 cats are used to rip the landing gear off. They land on the tarmac with a...big THUD.
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There is a 'UK charter airline' currently looking for 10 747-rated crews for a permanant UK contract flying G-registered aircraft. They have approached BALPA and Virgin looking for crews. Details are being kept very hush-hush as to Who, Where, What. Could it be EAAC? Then again, it could also be Atlas.....
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noddy.
think that it is probably air freight express (AFX) out of lhr. had heard that they were looking for drivers a couple of weeks back. a bit of good news in the present climate.
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I know for a fact that it is not AFX - BALPA have said so. AFX are looking for some F/Os, this other company is looking for 10 whole crews. The plot thickens...
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Would anyone know where the recent redundant pilots stand re these alleged crew positions on the 747-200 in terms of their claim to flight deck positions?
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so that would explain why I had a call
from an agent regarding Boeing types
at B/mouth ?
they were very cagey & wouldn't reveal all !!
hmmmm, 74 classics, lovely types, a bit old though !!
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RegionalFlyer - they can send in their CV like anyone else. Certainly, there's no legal requirement to give them anything - plus of course there are the VS classic crews in the market ... and the Lufthansa ones, and the Air Atlanta ones .. and so on and so forth...
 
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Guv: Please elaborate about the LH classic crew. Don't know what you mean!
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