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Old 05-17-2018, 08:04 AM   #16
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A new update to the European customs thread. This time we have some older planes from the last century.


Pobeda Boeing 737-800
Air Greenland Airbus A330-200
Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-900
easyJet Airbus A319
Aer Lingus Regional ATR 72-60

VQ-BTH originally destined for Dobrolet in 2014 but not taken up. Aeroflot received the aircraft in early December 2014 and placed her with new low-cost subsidiary Pobeda in late December that same year.

OY-GRN, this 19-year-old Airbus A330-223 was originally delivered to Sabena as OO-SFP in September 1998 and operated by the airline until November 2001 when closed down. Air Greenland picked up the aeroplane in August 2002 and named her Norsaq. She is today operating on the route between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq five times a week.

UR-PSL, 9-year-old Boeing 737-94X delivered to Turkish Sky Airlines in June 2009 as TC-SKP and named “Kapadokya”. She was taken out of service in June 2013 and picked up by Ukraine International Airlines in July that same year.

G-EZGA, an easyJet Airbus A319-111 delivered to the airline on August 27th, 2010 and named “Pride of Lisbon”.

EI-FNA, a 2-year-old ATR 72-600, she was delivered to Stobart Air in April 2016 to be operated by Aer Lingus and named “St Abban“


Channel Express Lockheed Electra
Hunting Cargo Lockheed Electra
Hunting Cargo Vickers Vanguard

G-CHNX, Lockheed Electra delivered to Eastern Air Lines in July 1959 as N5535 and served with the airline until 1977. She flew with multiple American airlines before joining Iona National in 1993 and is registered EI-CHO and later G-CHNX with Channel Express in 1994. Scraped in 2003 at Bournemouth but the nose section was moved to Pershore for preservation.

EI-CET, a Lockheed Electra delivered to Northwest Airlines in June 1961 as N138US and fleet number 138. She was later bought by Air Florida in 1974 and converted to freighter in 1977. After conversion, she was sold to Fleming International Airways and later CAM Air, named Susan Elizabeth and registered N668F. She saw service with Spirit of America from 1986 until being acquired by EI Air Exports, later Hunting Cargo in July 1992 and registered EI-CET. In 1999 she was re-registered as G-LOFE with Atlantic Airlines and has since 2013 been with Buffalo Airways as C-GZFE, however, now stored.
G-APES, built 56 years ago, this Vickers Vanguard was delivered to BEA – British European Airways in early 1962 and later converted to freighter in April 1970. She was transferred to British Airways in 1974 prior to the merger of BOAC and BEA. She later flew with Air Bridge Carriers from 1979 and was finally acquired by Hunting Cargo in August 1992. She is since 1995 history as she has been broken up, and the only remaining relics of her is her nose section, which has been preserved at Nottingham.

D-AECH, seven-year-old Embraer E190LR, delivered to Lufthansa CityLine in August 2010. Aircraft is operated by Lufthansa Regional and named Alzey.


FedEx Feeder Fokker F27

OO-FEA, Built 1968, this Fokker F27 was delivered to TAA – Trans Australian Airlines in June 1968 as VH-TQN and number “John Batman”, Bought by SAS – Scandinavian Airlines System in November 1984, registered OY-KAC and named “Vagn Viking”. In September 1989 ServisAir bought the aircraft and registered it OO-FEA, she operated for FedEx Feeder in Europe taken up by Iona National Airways in March 1991 and registered EI-FEA. A year later she was moved to the USA when started operating for Empire Airlines as N729FE, still operating for FedEx. She is still active today flying with PT Air Maleo as PK-ZMV since April 2010 in Indonesia.

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