Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Air Serbia sells Boeing engines

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Air Serbia has sold ten spare engines used by its former Boeing 737-300 aircraft to Icarus International Group, an aircraft engine parts and component supplier. The ten engines in question are all CFM56-3B1. The airline's predecessor, JAT, first selected the engine type back in the mid-1980s. In a statement, Icarus said it was proud of the purchase. The move is seen as an attempt by the airline to raise funds. Earlier this year, the company put a number of non-airworthy general aviation aircraft on sale, the last of which flew in 2013. In total, nineteen aircraft were put on the market, including thirteen Cessna 172 Skyhawks, three Cessna 152s and three Piper Cheyennes. Some of the aircraft have been out of service since 1992.

CFM ad in the 1980s

53 comments:

  1. Well that will help Air Serbia show a profit for this year.

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    1. Sure enough... the only way, selling the inheritance and showing it as a wonderful business move...

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  2. Prodaja motora je vrlo popularna u zadnje vrijeme.

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    1. Zavisi kojih...Postoji velika razlika u prodaji motora aviona koji su u aktivnom saobracaju i prodaji motora aviona koji su penzionisani (npr YU-ANJ)

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  3. These engines can't be used by JU. They even leased the ones that go on YU-ANI.

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  4. Selling the remaining silverware is usually the last thing to do before the inevitable end. Only a political deal can save Air Serbia and put the burden on the back of taxpayers. A controlled bankruptcy is the only way to finally stop that agony.

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    1. They were unused engines collecting dust. Why not sell them. It's not like they sold their slots at Heathrow.

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    2. These engines are hardly considered silverware.

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    3. These are from 80s? They still have some value?

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    4. Who the hell needs engines 35 years old that are not used at all? Jeez

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    5. If JU is moving to Airbus aircraft, what value is it to them to retain engines for the Boeing? Is it not better to sell and use the funds towards something else instead? If they didn’t sell them and then just threw them away when they’re not valuable we’d be saying bad business management and they should have sold them when they could.

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    6. These engines are used both for B737 and A320 family, both still these are old and well utilised.

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    7. The 3B1 engines can be fitted only on the low-range/low-power 737-300 and 737-500. They couldn't have gotten a lot of money for them, especially considering the age.

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    8. Do you know how much money they could have gotten?

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  5. Does this mean 737s are getting scrapped or are these spare engines?
    It would be a shame if not even one of them ended up in the museum, they are an important part of our national aviation history

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    1. It's spare engines "used by its former Boeing 737-300 aircraft". That means the B737s that have been retired, some of them for years. Air Serbia still flies 2 B737s.

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    2. Nemjee, sta bi sa vracanjem YU-ANI?

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    3. Unfortunately, I think none will end up in museum. That would be such a nice move. And that aviation museum is sitting neglected right next to the airport. I can be so better utilized for transfer passengers with longer layover who could pay money to enter the museum but also spend in specialized shops and restaurant-cafes there.

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    4. I asked a friend who is a mechanic and he said it should be back soon, maybe in a week or two.

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    5. But why they need it? They will have the best charter season on record?

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    6. Yes, there will be 20% more charters this summer season. I think it was reported on here as well.

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    7. But still they are down with operations in regular traffic. 17+2 fleet seems sufficient, but maybe they want to have a reserve plane as in good old days.

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    8. Scheduled flights might be slightly down but Airbuses are running certain charter flights which wasn't the case the past five years.
      Also, don't forget that this year they won't have YU-ANJ.

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    9. YU-ANI bi trebalo da se vrati h uportrebu. Air Serbia je takodje i kupila nove motore ili planira kupovinu.

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    10. @nemjee
      Yes they have A319 flying charters. My point was that with regular traffic significantly down (some 300 flights during peak of summer season or 60 less than two years ago) 11 airbuses + 6 ATRs + 2 B737 are quite sufficient to cover both charters and regular traffic. Or not?

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    12. Nemjee,
      Do you know particular reason why YU-ANI will be returned and not for example YU-ANL or YU-ANJ?

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    13. Anon 03.45

      Well, the main 'problem' in the past was that the timetable was extremely ambitious and everything was super tight. Now there is more room to maneuver in case there are delays or if a plane experiences technical issues.

      Nebojsa,

      I think YU-ANL was used for spare parts a long time ago so there is no chance of it being brought back.
      My guess is that YU-ANI needed the least investment in order to be brought back.

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    14. Nemjee,
      Thank you for your reply.

      I suppose that all the B733 planes retired during or after Jat Airways time (YU-ANL, YU-ANW, YU-ANV, YU-ANF, YU-ANH) were used for spare parts and that only YU-ANI and maybe YU-ANJ in the future could be returned to charter traffic.

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    15. Tnx nemjee. You are right, it used to be very tight, especially if we have in mind that 3ATRs and 2-3 B737 are quite old, plus JU is constantly experiencing maintenance issues with some A319.

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    16. Today and tomorrow JU will operate around 5 to 6 charter flights alone! It's unbelievable, now wonder they are redirecting capacity!

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    17. There will be around 570.000 passengers in June!

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    18. 5-6 return charter flights is barely utilisation of 1.5 aircraft. Generally they can do 4 rotations a day as JU does not fly to Egypt anymore .

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  6. Nabavka dva a320neo za redovan saobracaj i dva ili tri A319 mogu da idu u Aviolet cim sadasnji B737 dodju do kraja. Da se smanji razlika u floti i troskovi odrzavanja. Jedino da naprave jedan pravi red sedista biznis klase na A320neo.

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    1. Zasto bi ga napravili? Na nekim letovima uopste ni nemaju business class putnike. Ovo je mnogo bolje resenje. Uz sve greske koje su napravljene poslednjih godina, odustajanje od staromodne biznis klase je bio retko pozitivan korak.

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    2. Ne lete svi za Podgoricu i Zagreb. Zato sto je sada jadna kabina i jos jadnija usluga. Samo jedan red ne odnosi previse prostora nije da se raspadaju od broja putnika. Iduce godine sigurno napustaju tzv hibridni model, jer nisu njime smanjili troskove, a povecali zaradu.

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    3. Ako napustaju hibridni model mozes li nam reci koji ce biti uveden?
      Ponovo boutique koncept?

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    4. Ako hoce da imaju solidan proizvod neka gledaju LH i neka sve prekopiraju. To je dovoljno. Meni se nova sedista svidjaju, boja je lepa, nisu neudobna kako mnogi tvrde, a vise je i prostora za noge.

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    5. Iduce godine sigurno napustaju tzv hibridni model, jer nisu njime smanjili troskove, a povecali zaradu.

      Што је баби мило то јој се и снило. Само можеш да сањаш да им не иде добро са овим моделом и да га укидају!

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  7. Kakve sve zanimljive teorije covek nece opet ovde da procita.
    Ovo je svakako odlican potez da se ASL resi tih CFM56-3B1 koji im svakako vise ne trebaju .
    Sad treba da se iskoristi to pametno svakako.
    INN-NS

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  8. I'm just wondering why they were waiting with the sale of general aviation fleet so long....

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  9. Why is on the picture Jat Tehnika hangar, which is MRO?

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  10. Who is willing to pay for charter flights in a packet travel which are operated with more than 30+ years old aircraft! It's high time they would close the business till some serious accident happens!! Charter operators should hire better specialized airlines to carry out those flight e.g. Travel Service

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    1. Don't write rubbish! This is an aviation forum, and we all know very well that an old aircraft is not an unsafe aircraft.

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    2. It's OK, but we are living in 2018 and not back in Tito's time :D If they can't afford to buy new planes or lease or whatever, I wouldn't be so sure about their safety procedure or accuracy in regard to maintance..These planes just money burners by now :)

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    3. "I wouldn't be so sure about their safety procedure"

      All actively flying:
      British Airways 747 G-BNLK 28.1 years
      Delta MD82 N904DL 31.3 years
      American Airlines MD82 N424AA 31.7 years

      Admin, please delete those posts as they violate policy "provocative posts with the intention of creating further arguments". JU haters seem to enjoy protection here.

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    4. Apples and oranges my friend. All the MD80s flying in the states have been modified with new avionics and other things to make them compatible with the modern airspace. And BA’s 747-400 might be old as in age, but it’s a futuristic super advanced aircraft compared to JU’s 737-300s...

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    5. I wouldn't call BA's B747 fleet futuristic, their cabins are as bad as Aviolet's. Not to mention that the most aircraft are dirty and badly kept on the outside.

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    6. Travel agencies are not completely free to choose charter operators as they are conditioned with permits and reciprocity with destination countries. I am sure they would much more prefer to have larger aircrafts on disposal (especially in July and August) but what they end up with are good old B737 with 126 seats.

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    7. @Anon 6:26

      Not my friend. JU 733 have also been modified with other things but you have no idea what. 30 year old 744 is not in any way futuristic compared to 733, you have no idea what are you talking about. Flying with Aviolet is just as safe as with those BA, AA and DL birds.

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  11. anon at 10:15pm
    what was wrong with JU in Tito's time btw?

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  12. My frinds in Serbia chose that tour operator which operates flights to Greek Islands with Aegean because they are afraid of fliying that so highly rated Aviolet or JU :)

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