Friday, 15 June 2012

N5506Y (F-OLRB) B777-29MLR Air Austral ntu Flown to Portland

L/N 1006 C/N 40993 B777-29MLR F-OLRB AIR AUSTRAL
Dep PAE 18:37 PDT Arr PDX 19:14 PDT
Call Sign BOE117 Hex Code 3A2E21 SELCAL CS-FR
Photo Credit: Sabian404 (Landing at Portland)


  1. What about this bird? Has long stood in KPAE, very strange

  2. From what I know Air Austral could not pay for it..... yet

  3. Air Austral's core services are from the island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean to points in France. I read just last week that they are 'restructuring' and will shortly be pulling off their only other long-haul route to Sydney, Australia and Noumea, New Caledonia (which they only restarted in February). They are also stopping some flights to regional points in France. Maybe they no longer need this 'LR' aircraft and it might come back from PDX 'all white'?

  4. The only thing that really makes sense is that Boeing/Air Austral have now found someone to take the plane, and it's in Portland to be repainted into the new buyer's colors. Guess we'll know in a few days who that is.