Wednesday, August 21, 2013

FLEET UPDATE: Aerolineas Argentinas Fleet Reductions in Recent & Coming Weeks

In addition to the recent sale of six ex-Austral / Aerolineas Argentinas MD-80's there have been or will be a number of other fleet reductions by Aerolineas soon:

737-528, LV-AZU, (c/n 25235/2428) departed Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) on return to its owner on 13Jul13 arriving in San Antonio (SAT) two days later. The aircraft had flown for Aerolineas since 2004 after having been originally delivered to Air France in 1993.

737-528, LV-AYI, (c/n 25234/2411) had the U.S. registration N261SC reserved for it and was to leave Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) in late July or early August. This is also an ex-Air France aircraft which was delivered to the French carrier in 1993 and passed on to Aerolineas in 2004.   

A340-313, LV-BIT, (c/n 93), was recently spotted at EZE painted all-white with no titles and is expected to be returned to its owners during August.  This aircraft was delivered to Air Canada in 1995 and operated with BWIA and Caribbean Airlines before entering service with Aerolineas in 2007.  

A340-312, LV-BMT, (c/n 48) is slated to leave the fleet in October 2013.  This plane was delivered to Air Mauritius in 1994 and saw service with Air Jamaica and Air Canada before joining the Aerolineas fleet in 2007.     

Updates on the whereabouts of a couple of former Aerolineas aircraft:
 737-5Y0, ex-LV-BEO on its way to Ecuador (Phil Perry Photo)

737-5Y0, ex-LV-BDV also going to Ecuador (Phil Perry Photo)

Two 737-5Y0's, ex-LV-BEO (c/n 25176/2155) and ex-LV-BDV (c/n 24900/2095) are being prepared in Tucson, Arizona, USA for delivery to the Ecuadorean airline Sudamericana.

737-236, ex-LV-ZIE, (c/n 21978/658) will join the fleet of the Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana with military registration FAE-630.


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