23 February 2012

TransAir's N306AL

TransAir bought a 737-2T4C from Wells Fargo Bank. N306AL (c/n 23066, l/n 992) will be the local cargo carrier's first 737-200C. It was last tracked at BAK (Columbus Municipal Airport, OH). It was scheduled to arrive in late February on a ferry flight from MCE, but was flown eastward.

23066 was originally delivered to CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) [CA/CCA] in December 1983 as B-2505. It was acquired by China Southern Airlines in July 1990. It was sold to Aero USA, and leased to Markair [MRK] in December 1991 as N676MA. Xiamen Airlines was the lessee in December 1995. It was returned to Aero USA in October 2000 as N306GE. Ardennes Holdings bought 23066 in February 2001, and leased it to Estafeta Carga Aerea as XA-ADV the month after. When it was returned to Ardennes in December 2007, it was registered as N306AL. In May 2008, it was leased to Regional Cargo as XA-RCB. Last November, Wells Fargo Bank Northwest bought N306AL from Ardennes Holdings.

Trans Air also has a second 737-200C, N808TA (c/n 20536, l/n 289), a 737-2B1C. According to the FAA, Trans Air has ownership of the airliner. It was originally delivered to DETA-Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique [TM] as CR-BAC and C9-BAC in October 1971. AerGo Cap Limited purchased the 737-2B1C, and leased it to to DETA's successor, LAM-Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique [TM/LAM] in 1980. TransGlobal Airways [T7/TCU] was the next lessee, as it took delivery in October 2006. According to FAA records, MUI purchased 20536 in December 2010.

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