Test Hops


#1

COA9990
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9990

COA9991
flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9991

I think its interesting to see these empty buzzards just flying around


#2

Strange… Why would continental be wasting their fuel on that???


#3

These are more than likely maintenance flights.


#4

They can’t just siphon fuel???


#5

There’s probably some maintenance items that after they are done you need a test flight to make sure it’s working right.


#6

Did Continental bring this out of the bone yard? It’s aircraft N23661

It’s flying from GYR to HOU as COA9990.


#7

I don’t see that flight now but CO sold that bird to Transaero.

They might getting it ready for delivery to them.


#8

Where do you see that? :confused:


#9

There are other operations at GYR other than a “boneyard”.

There’s lots of contracted heavy maintenance and aircraft painting going on there.


#10

flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9990


#11

Try using the permalink: flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9 … /KGYR/KHOU


#12

Interesting… That one did come off of the storage line at GYR.


#13

Another one:

flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9990

due out at 11am, Aircraft N33292

then a revenue flight as COA1672


#14

Is this the flight you are talking about? flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9 … /KHOU/KHOU

Try putting in the permalink! It’s not really that much more work and it makes it easier for your readers to see which flight you are talking about.


#15

no, thats not the 1 I am referring to. This 1 is a test hop from IAH to IAH. Due to depart at 11am. operating as COA9990

it’s flight plan is not yet in the system


#16

Then be sure to give the permalink - I’m interested in seeing the flight and I imagine others are, too.

Do you work for Continental?


#17

COA 9990

flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9990

AC 663

12/09/09
HOU 1000
TST 1005 1010
HOU 1130


#18

Permalink (i.e. permanent link to the flight in question): flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9 … /KHOU/KHOU


#19

Wonder what they are working on and testing?

Are there mechanics at the airlines that are certified to test fly the planes?


#20

John in Saudi