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December 22, 2009

The Logbook: Ilyushin Tanker Up For Grabs in Michigan!

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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• Last July, an IL-78 owned by Tactical Air Defenses diverted to Marquette County, Michigan after being denied entry to Canada. Immigration officials detained the Ukrainian crew, and the tanker-modified aircraft has sat on the ground at the airfield since, with no company coming to claim it. [Autopia]

Only four more days remain to see Northwest Cargo 747-200F's. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)

Only four more days remain to see Northwest Cargo 747-200F's. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)

• Boeing has delivered the last of the original 747 series after shipping out a 747-400F to Kuwaiti cargo start-up LoadAir. Boeing 747s have been in operation for just over 40 years, and the world eagerly awaits the coming of the 747-8, which is expected to extend the life of the Queen of the Skies for decades to come. [FlightGlobal]

• Similarly, December 26th has been announced to be the day that Northwest will be retiring their final 747-200F from service. [SeattlePI]

• The Department of Transportation has decided to issue the Passenger Bill of Rights for airlines, with requirements such as domestic flights not being allowed to sit on the ramp for more than 3 hours and food required after 2 hours. Feel free to read the full PDF.

• Submit your ballots on http://www.jetbluetails.com/ to vote on the next JetBlue tail as the airline looks to celebrate their 10th anniversary this coming February.

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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.



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