At night how come Boeing 747-400 being registered under Barbados colors and moved?
by David, Barbados Underground
Why will there be a large white end-of-life Boeing 747- 400 aircraft, with the capacity of carrying 490 troops or passengers 7,285 nautical miles non-stop, sitting at Grantley Adams AIRPORT TERMINAL for days gone by month being de-registered from an FAA holding registration of N508BB to a Barbadian registration of 8P-ERI?
Research implies that this can be the exact same aircraft, serial number 29031, registration number B18208, that has been sent to China Airlines, in September 1998 a Taiwanese airline company, and retired from service in October 2017 to long-term storage at the California Logistics airport at Victorville (Aircraft Boneyard).
This aircraft was recently re-registered and de-registered as N508BB by AAR corporation in-may 2018, and used in a trust company called Aero Intelligence then, Inc. (Trustee) in April 2019.
This aircraft was re-painted white then, overhauled engines were fitted, also it was ferried from the southern California logistics airport (SCLA) at Victorville, California, (boneyard) on, may 23, 2019, to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) Arizona, and ferried from Phoenix to Argyle AIRPORT TERMINAL (SVD) in St. Vincent on, may 24, 2019, by Canadian company Nolinor Aviation.
It found its way to St. Vincent to great fanfare, to be delivered in to the waiting arms of fledgling Vincentian charter airline One Caribbean that is only 24 months old and only operates an individual Beechcraft 1900, 19-seater charter aircraft. Sources say that among the owners of 1 Caribbean may be the son of Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.
One Caribbean then sought to de-register and re-register this end-of-life Boeing 747 aircraft in St. Vincent beneath the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA). However, the ECCAA said that they had never registered a Boeing 747 and sought guidance from the united states FAA on registration of the aircraft, since this might require maintenance and oversight to be achieved relative to ECCAA regulations.
Capt. Paul Delisle, ECCAA’s flight operations inspector, confirmed that the request to certify the 747-400 was a large step for ECCAA.
He noted that because the airworthiness regulator for 6 member nations of the English-language organization of Eastern Caribbean States (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Nevis and Kitts, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent), Today has oversight of 6 AOCs eccaa, 14 airports, and 41 aircraft just. Six are helicopters but none of the aircraft is really a large commercial jet.
Delisle said the ECCAA was going for a 2-step method of re-registering the main one Caribbean 747-400. First, “We were discussing the complete plan with the FAA,” which awarded the Boeing 747-400 its type certification originally, he said. “We wanted concurrence” with the FAA on all matters associated with N508BB’s potential SVG certification.
One reason ago is that 21 years, ECCAA’s predecessor certified a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 for the Antigua and Barbuda registry for a ongoing company called SkyJet. However, in accordance with Delisle, the aircraft was located in Belgium, from where it had been leased to various carriers through the entire global world.
The FAA took this type of dim view of the problem that in 2002 it removed the Eastern Caribbean regulator from its set of approved Category 1 airworthiness authorities. “We’d to avoid that [Belgium-based] operation to obtain Category 1 categorization” back, said Delisle. “It’s a sensitive subject.”
It seems that following information received in one Caribbean concerning the use and reason for this aircraft, and also the given information received from the FAA concerning the maintenance requirements of the aircraft, the ECCAA isn’t thinking about registering it.
Following this development, we have been told that Vincentian Prime Minister Dr reliably. Ralph Gonsalves phoned Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and asked on her behalf help insurance firms this aircraft registered in Barbados.
Barbadian colors were painted on its tail then, of night to Grantley Adams AIRPORT TERMINAL where it now sits also it was ferried under dark.
Barbados Underground was reliably informed that Prime Minister Mia Mottley has given instructions to the Director of Civil Aviation to possess this aircraft registered on the Barbados aircraft registry despite objection from the DCA and that has been completed, in fact it is registered as 8P-ERI.
This, however, poses other serious issues for Barbados. Being truly a Barbados-registered aircraft, it’ll need to be operated under a Barbadian commercial air carrier with a valid Air Operators Certificate (AOC). There is actually one particular Vincentian-owned charter operator in Barbados called Executive Air run by Vincentian John Ackie. On a side note, John Ackie’s brother-in-law happens to be serving amount of time in a US prison for drug money and smuggling laundering. John’s sister resides in Florida.
We are informed that aircraft has been licensed under Executive Air&rsquo reliably;s AOC to be operated by fledgling Vincentian charter operator One Caribbean and apparently re-leased to a Dubai company to go passengers and cargo between your UAE, Africa ,and St. Vincent.
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As a Barbadian-registered aircraft, this plane could have less scrutiny when compared to a US far, Vincentian, or UAE-registered aircraft. It will require local civil aviation authorities to possess oversight and sign off on all maintenance and inspections. It shall require an approved maintenance program be placed in place, none which the neighborhood authorities in Barbados have experience set for this type of colossus as a Boeing 747-400. There isn’t a good hanger in Barbados large to accommodate a 747 for maintenance inspections enough.
Why is really a Dubai company likely to such great lengths to conceal the real identity of the operators of the aircraft? If this type of ongoing company wished to offer 747 charter flights between your UAE, Africa, and the Caribbean, you will want to simply lease or purchase one directly and register it in the UAE beneath the UAE Alpha 6 registration?
Why would a little startup Vincentian air charter operator who has only ever operated a 19-seater Beechcraft turboprop aircraft, purchase or lease a near-end-of-life Boeing 747-400 aircraft that may carry 490 people, by way of a trust company, register it in Barbados by way of a Barbados-based Vincentian-owned air charter company’s AOC, and then lease it to a Dubai company to accomplish charters between your UAE, Africa, and St. Vincent?
That aircraft can carry 490 troops or people, or a large number of a great deal of cargo, weapons, or drugs over 7,200 nautical miles, non-stop.
This Boeing 747-409 is always to its maximum airframe life limit of 20 close,000 cycles because of its age, is uneconomical to use extremely, will demand compliance having an extensive set of service bulletins (SBs) and airworthiness directives (ADs). This sort of aircraft is ideal for long flights extremely, moving many passengers, and huge levels of cargo.
It can be an uneconomical and inordinate gas guzzler.
Where would any charter operator find enough passengers in the UAE who would like to happen to be tiny St. Vincent to justify the expense of owning and operating this type of expensive and large aircraft? Is there enough Vincentians anxious to go to Africa or the center East every week to fill 490 seats?
Or shall it be utilized to move marijuana grown in the Caribbean to far-away destinations?
Perhaps it’ll be used to provide aircraft parts to Iran who has been using front companies to get 747 parts to help keep its aging fleet in the air.
Is it certainly being leased to a Dubai company or even to an Iranian front company posing as a Dubai charter operator?
This is really a highly-unusual arrangement and will place Barbados Civil Aviation and the AIRPORT TERMINAL in jeopardy to be de-categorized by the FAA, or worse.
Further, FAA records show that Aero Intelligence, Inc. (Trustee), the owners of N508BB, told the FAA that 747 aircraft had been exported to Antigua & Barbuda, but we realize that it had been actually exported to St now. Vincent rather than Antigua. Why did the FAA is told by them these were exporting this aircraft to Antigua & Barbuda rather than St. Vincent? Would this have created a red flag?
Antigua established fact for aviation operators and may be the base of regional air carrier LIAT. But St. Vincent has ever endured an aircraft this large land there as yet never.
What will this plane carry?
Marijuana? Troops? Weapons, drugs, nuclear material? Regional politicians on long expensive business trips to the center East? Aircraft weapons or parts to Iran or other countries?
We hope that america sincerely, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and international customs agencies keep an extremely close eye with this Boeing 747-409 registered in Barbados as 8P-ERI. Who knows what it could be transporting later on also to where?
By the real way, the center East is on an elevated aviation terror alert presently. Could Dubai-based operatives be likely to work with a Barbados-registered 747-400 aircraft as a flying bomb in a terror attack against Iran in retaliation for recent attacks on UAE targets? What impact would this have on Barbados if this aircraft can be used for this type of purpose? How will the Barbados Civil Aviation Authority have proper oversight of an aircraft being subleased to third parties in St. Vincent or the center East?
Barbados Civil Aviation Authority ought never to touch this aircraft with a 10-foot pole. They’re setting Barbados up for international trouble. If One Caribbean really wants to operate or lease this aircraft to a Middle Eastern company, let them register it in the eastern Caribbean or the center East.
Barbados ought never to touch it.
We need some answers relating to this.
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