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30 year olds

Unread post by MadMacs » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:44 pm

From airliners.net
Jordan Aviation's Airbus A320 JY-JAC, 29th on the line, ex-Ansett Airlines, BH Air & Greece Airways, first flight January 5th, 1989, just became the first A320 to reach 30 years in service last week.
According to FR24, it is currently flying segments around Ammann almost every day.

What kind of flights does it operate? Scheduled? Charter? Wet lease flights for another carrier? Wikipedia in english indicates that Jordan Aviation also operates flights for the UN peacekeeping forces...

Next aircraft to break the 30 years mark will be Kulula's ZS-GAR & ZS-GAW in Johannesburg (April 25th and June 6th this year), then Lufthansa's D-AIPA (August 2nd). Does anyone know if the date of the next major maintenance of Lufthansa and Air Canada's 1989 A320s is still far enough away to allow these aircraft to bite into their 31st year, or will they be withdrawn before the end of this year?
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Re: 30 year olds

Unread post by HoneyBadger » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:29 am

Don't both those South African aircraft belong to Global and not Comair? Either way, never knew that they were that old.
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Re: 30 year olds

Unread post by GL » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:56 am

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Re: 30 year olds

Unread post by Bluepoole » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 am

HoneyBadger wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:29 am
Don't both those South African aircraft belong to Global and not Comair? Either way, never knew that they were that old.
Correct...Comair is just leasing them from Global.
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Re: 30 year olds

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:27 am

Both ZS-GAR and GAW belong to Global

ZS-GAR = c/n 053 = 29.7 years old
ZS-GAW = c/n 054 = 29.6 years old
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