Wednesday, January 18, 2012

FLEET UPDATE: Sole Austral MD-83 Being Painted in New Colors - Never to Fly ?

Photos of Austral MD-83, LV-BGZ, c/n 49906/1786 in a hangar at AEP in the process of being painted in the carrier's new colors appeared on the blog on 20Nov11 but another blog reported that as of 05Jan12 the aircraft has been indefinitely stored after a "C" Check due to lack of spares.  

With Austral scheduled to retire all of its MD-80 fleet by April 1, LV-BGZ will likely be the only MD-80 painted in the airline's new colors and it is not even known if the repainting was completed.  That will certainly be a rare photo/slide !

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