23 February 2022


Elan Express is ferrying N563WA (c/n 30563, l/n 786) from VCV to SIN, via HNL. This 767-3BGER, flying as ELX563, is heading to SIN for freighter conversion for Northern Aviation Services.

30563's History:
Apr 2000: Delivered to Sobelair as OO-SLR.
Dec 2001: Acquired by Deutsche Structured Finance, and leased back.
Jly 2004: Leased to Hainan Airlines as B-2561.
Jun 2007: Leased to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-AMF.
Sep 2010: Sold to Automatic LLC, and lease transferred.
Feb 2014: Aircraft was hijacked as ETH702, and almost crashed due to lack of fuel.
Oct 2020: Withdrawn from service, returned to lessor as N563WA, and ferried to GYR for storage.
Jun 2021: Sold to Fortress Transportation, and ferried to VCV for storage.
Aug 2021: Sold to Northwest Aviation Leasing (Northern Aviation Services)

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