Saturday, June 29, 2013

HISTORICAL PHOTO: Aerolineas Argentinas 737-200, LV-JTD

Aerolineas Argentinas 737-287, LV-JTD, c/n 20532/285, shot in delivery colors at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) sometime in the 1970's.  (Phil Perry collection)

The aircraft served Aerolineas for 35 years from its delivery in 1971 until its retirement in 2006 and scrapping in 2011.  In 2002, LV-JTD was converted to executive configuration and in 2004 it had the Argentine presidential seal affixed to its front door to serve on domestic presidential flights while the presidential 757 T-01 underwent repairs.   

Update: This aircraft has not been scrapped and was recently being used for fire training at Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) per reader MG.  

Source:  Historias Individuales
             boeing-737-287-cn-20523285.html

3 comments:

  1. Great shot Phil! AR introduced the classic "AA" livery from 1974, so this photo probably dates from around or before then.

    LV-JTD was retired by AR in 2001 after 30 years flying commercially. It subsequently underwent a costly VIP conversion and returned to service for Aerolíneas Executive Jet in late-2003. Flying little over during the subsequent years, it was finally withdrawn for good on 01-Dec-2007. Since then it has had its VIP interior removed, but a recent picture of it being sprayed with foam during a fire drill at EZE suggests it is still somewhat intact (probably not for much longer...).

    Saludos,

    MG

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