Thursday, December 1, 2016

Atlas Air Boeing 767-375(ER) (25865/430) N631GT

This ex LAN machine (CC-CRG) is caught departing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) on November 26, 2016 bound for Honolulu then onto Paya Lebar (QPG/WSAP), Singapore where it will be converted into a freighter eventually joining the Amazon Prime Air fleet as N1217A.

Built in 1992 (Boeing registration N6063S), this aircraft was scheduled to be delivered to Canadian Airlines International as C-GCAW but was not taken up by the carrier. It instead was delivered to the GPA Group Ltd as EI-CFR then immediately leased to China Southern Airlines as B-2561 with whom it served until October 1996.

The aircraft was then operated by the LAN Group until being retired on October 22, 2014 and stored at Marana-Pinal Airpark (MZJ/KMZJ) in Arizona. Atlas Air leased the aircraft on January 27, 2016 as N285CT then re-registered it to N631GT on April 5, 2016. 

(Photo by Hiroshi (Hal) Horiguchi)

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