Sunday, August 3, 2014

Former Aerolineas Argentinas 737-236, LV-ZYG, that was displayed at "Tecnopolis" Fair was moved to Moron Airport & Air Base

Former Aerolineas Argentinas 737-236, LV-ZYG, (c/n 21795/645), the sole Aerolineas 737-200 to be painted in the carrier's newest colors (long after it was retired from service) was recently moved from its display position at the "Tecnopolis" technological fair just north of Buenos Aires to the Moron Airport & Air Base, location of the Argentine National Aviation Museum.  The aircraft's titles were painted over and wings and entire tail assembly removed prior to towing on its own wheels to Moron on 05Apr14.

Once the 737-200 arrived at Moron, it was transferred to the area previously occupied by the now-defunct carrier CATA where it was reassembled to be used in a television show by the popular Argentine TV host Marcelo Tinelli. One would have hoped that the aircraft would be displayed at the museum once the filming was over but Aerolineas Argentinas put the plane up for sale in late June.  

LV-ZYG was first delivered to British Airways on 20Mar80 as G-BGDF where it flew until early 2001 before joining Aerolineas Argentinas on 20Nov01.  It was retired from service and stored in March 2009.   

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