Globex N928SZ in Shannon
Friday last saw one of Shannon’s long term residents, Boeing 737-3M8, msn 25017 registered to Wells Fargo as N389DF. The aircraft is the former EI-DTY which had been operated by Russian operator KD Avia prior to that carrier’s collapse last year. On September 11 last the aircraft was ferried to Shannon where it has spent the best part of the intervening period in open storage. The aircraft is still in KD Avia colours and had the US registration applied on Friday last. N389DF was pictured at the Air Atlanta Aero Engineering hangar this morning.
Ten years ago in 2000, Gulfstream 4 msn 1025 changed its registration from N421SZ to N928SZ in preparation for the acquisition of Bombardier Global Express msn 9056 which assumed marks N421SZ on delivery. In January 2002 the Gulfstream again changed registration to N921ST.
In October 2008, as has happened with many Global Express aircraft, msn 9056 changed for a newer model, msn 9239 which took over the marks N421SZ as a result of which msn 9056 took over the registration N928SZ which had been freed up when the Gulfstream was reregistered N921ST.
Question is – which aircraft is pictured above ? The paper trail on these aircraft must have kept the man in the FAA busy for a few days.
Pictured above, CAM Acquisitions N928SZ is seen in the east ramp in Shannon.