Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday 7-30-09

Odin Aviation Inc Gulfstream G-IV(SP) N808T (c/n 1342) arrived at 6:30pm and parked on the Gulfstream ramp.

Tail numbers noted on the Gulfstream ramp: VH-CCC

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday 7-28-09

Alaska Airlines 737-890 N528AS arrived from Ketchikan Intl (PAKT) as 8:15pm as ASA7621 and parked at AirFlite. The plane brought back the Ford Motor Company exectutives that were up in Alaska on a fishing trip. The plane ferried to Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA) as ASA9723 at 9:05pm.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday 7-27-09

Omni Air International DC-10-30 N810AX arrived as OAE640 at 6:10pm from Honolulu Intl (PHNL) and parked on Taxiway Alpha. The plane dropped off military troops. The plane ferried back to Honolulu Intl (PHNL) as OAE640 at 8:40pm.

Here is a link to a video a co-worker took on his iPhone of OAE640 departing:

Gulfstream G-V (c/n 532) N740SS arrived from Brown Field Muni (KSDM) at 9:25pm and parked on the Gulfstream ramp.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday 7-26-09

Northwest Airlines Airbus A319-114 N354NB (c/n 1833) departed at 5:48pm with the Minnesota Twins baseball team headed for Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (KMSP) as NWA9987.

Continental Airlines 737-824 N73256 (c/n 30611/692) arrived from Boeing Field Intl (KBFI) at 8:15pm as COA1901 and parked at Signature. The plane brought in the Cleveland Indians baseball team. The plane ferried to Ontario Intl (KONT) as COA1931 at 9:21pm.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday 7-25-09

Alaska Airlines ferried a 737-700 into LGB from Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA) as ASA9720 at 7:20am. The plane picked up some Ford Motor Company exectutives for a fishing trip in Ketchikan, Alaska. The plane departed at 8:25am as ASA7621 to Ketchikan Intl (PAKT).

Two F/A-18D Hornets departed at 11:20am and the aircraft wore X/F tail codes.

NetJets Gulfstream G550 N502QS arrived from Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) at 12:10pm and parked on the Gulfstream ramp.

Tail numbers noted on the Gulfstream ramp: N420QS, 09-001(Turkish Air Force)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday 7-22-09

UPS brought in a 757-24APF N470UP (c/n 25486/778) as flight UPS9220 from Ontario Intl (KONT) at 6:15pm after performing a go around due to the departing Skywest CRJ-900.

Northwest Airlines Airbus A319-114 N354NB (c/n 1833) arrived as NWA9987 from Metropolitan Oakland Intl (KOAK) at 6:48pm and parked at Signature. The plane brought in the Minnesota Twins baseball team who are going to play the Anaheim Angels this weekend.

Tail numbers noted on the Gulfstream ramp: N124EP (c/n 440)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday 7-21-09

Gulfstream G-IV N511PA (c/n 1111) arrived at 3:19pm and parked on the Gulfstream ramp.

Gulfstream G-IV N56L (c/n 1213) arrived at 6:38pm and parked on the Gulfstream ramp.

Tail numbers noted on the Gulfstream ramp: N454QS, VP-CMR

The Cranky Flier talks about LGB’s 75,000 Pound Weight Limit

Posted: 21 Jul 2009 07:16 AM PDT

It’s been awhile since I last wrote about Long Beach, so I thought last week’s Airport Advisory Commission meeting would be a good opportunity for me to bring it up again. Now that the plans for the new terminal (scheduled to break ground next year) and parking garage (scheduled to break ground this year) seem to be underway, the commission turned its eye toward commuter slots.

For the rest of the story, you can read it on his site. Here is the link to the story:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

US Airways to outsource ramp at LGB

Starting this coming October, US Airways will be outsourcing the ramp at LGB. The ramp employees will be recieving a packet on Tuesday July 21 explaning what will happen and what will be available for them. Currently US Airways has layed off employees at LAX and will be down sizing their SNA operation this coming fall. Looks right now like PHX will be the closest station that has ramp openings. More information to come.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday 7-13-09

Two ARMY Blackhawk helicopters arrived at 7:30pm and parked at Signature. They departed at 8pm.

JetBlue Airways A320 N768JB (c/n 3760) was spotted tonight wearing the name of "Blue Crew" on the nose.

Sunday 7-12-09

NetJets Gulfstream G450 N421QS (c/n 4114) arrived at 11:30am from Metropolitan Oakland Intl (KOAK) and parked on the Gulfstream ramp.

Bank of Utah Gulfstream G-III N557JK (c/n 340) arrived at 3:48pm from Tulsa Intl (KTUL) and parked at Signature.

Allegiant Air MD-87 N945MA arrived as AAY5121 from Laughlin/Bullhead Intl (KIFP) at 4:40pm. The plane ferried to San Diego Intl (KSAN) as AAY5121 at 5:45pm.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Skywest Airlines 35th Anniversary CRJ-900 N821SK (c/n 15109) arrived as SKW4719 from Salt Lake City Intl (KSLC) at 9:15am.

Sunrider Corp MD-87 N168CF arrived at 9:35am from Salt Lake City Intl (KSLC) and parked at AirFlite.

Omni Air International DC-10-30 N603AX arrived as OAE460 at 2:00pm from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl (KATL) and parked on Taxiway Alpha. The plane is picking up military troops. It departed at 5:30pm to Honolulu Int'l (PHIK) as OAE460 before continueing on to Australia.

Continental Airlines 737-800 ferried in at 3:30pm from Los Angeles Intl (KLAX) as COA1935 and parked at Signature. The plane picked up the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. The plane departed to Boeing Field Intl (KBFI) at 5:50pm as COA1907.

Gulfstream G-III N15HE (c/n 369) arrived from San Diego Intl (KSAN) at 4:03pm and parked on the Gulfstream ramp.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday 7-4-09

Miami Air 737-81Q N732MA (30618/830) ferried in at 8:08am as flight BSK501 from Norfolk Navel Air Station, Chambers Field (KNGU) and parked at AirFlite. This aircraft joined 737-8Q8 N734MA (30039/701) which arrived yesterday from Halsey Field (KNZY) (North Island). N734MA departed LGB at 10:15am as BSK636 to Rickenbacker Intl (KLCK). N734MA departed at 11:48am as BSK618 to Rickenbacker Intl (KLCK). Both planes are carrying out soccer teams who played games at The Home Depot Center yesterday.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

JetBlue Wins 5th Straight J.D. Power Award

NEW YORK, June 30, 2009 -- New York's hometown airline JetBlue Airways today was awarded highest honors in airline customer satisfaction among low-cost carriers for the fourth year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction Study(SM). This is the fifth consecutive customer satisfaction award JetBlue has received from J.D. Power and Associates. The value airline ranked highest in satisfaction among low-cost airlines in 2008, 2007 and 2006, and among all U.S. major airlines in 2005, when low-cost and traditional network carriers were combined in a single category.

"From our home in New York to every city we serve across the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America, the JetBlue spirit of customer service is strong," said Dave Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways. "Customers recognize that a leading formula is more than great fares, more than advanced technology on comfortable airplanes and more than celebrated destinations -- it's also about people dedicated to providing exceptional service to one customer at a time. The 12,000 crewmembers here at JetBlue work hard every day to carry out this mission."

The J.D. Power and Associates 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction Study(SM) is based on responses from 12,952 business and leisure passengers who flew on a North American airline between April 2008 and May 2009. Overall customer satisfaction is measured based on performance in seven factors (in order of importance): cost and fees; flight crew; in-flight services; aircraft; boarding/deplaning/baggage; check-in; and reservation.

(Market Watch)