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Patriots Airlines

#1 Post by kenny » 08 Aug 2017 16:32

http://nesn.com/2017/08/patriots-report ... -to-games/

Apparently the Five Time Superbowl Champions have become the first NFL team to purchase their own aircraft to travel to away games.
Now to get the Tail Numbers and ADS-B numbers

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#2 Post by kenny » 08 Aug 2017 16:41

I guess you can say that the Patriots really own the Jets now

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#3 Post by jbella » 08 Aug 2017 19:14

So that's why Kraft needed to save about $79 on their broadcast production for pre-season home games.

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#4 Post by Scott SNE Webmaster » 09 Aug 2017 09:33

Without reading into anything, I wonder who does the ongoing mechanical/maintenance work for this aircraft. I'm sure it's contracted out, and I hope it's done at the same level of expertise that the commercial airlines receive. If that sounds like a dumb statement maybe it is, but I know nothing, zilch, zippo, bupkis, about this. :-)
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#5 Post by garys » 09 Aug 2017 10:19

There are companies that do the maintenance and other needed support for privately owned planes. It's also likely that the planes are actually leased and that the leasing company does the maintenance. I don't think that these are brand new planes, as many airlines are retiring their 767s due to the ongoing costs. The new generations of 737 do pretty much the same thing and cost a bit less (or so it seems from the articles I've read).

I know a very little bit about how this stuff is financed, but even large airlines like American and United lease not only the planes, but the engines.

I have no doubt that the maintenance will be good for these planes. Since the Patriots intend to rent them out to other companies or people when the team doesn't need them, they have to be in good shape. I'd expect that the Patriots will make money on these planes since the Krafts make money on everything they do.

Somewhere else I read a comment by a guy who said that this if finally proof that the Patriots really do own the Jets!
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#6 Post by ScanBoston » 09 Aug 2017 13:01

I agree with Gary. They are also loosing sponsorship money as "The Official Airline of The Patriots" was always the airline who flew them and those charters where part of a big sponsorship deal. So there is no way the Krafts are doing this unless they see this as an opportunity to make more money than they were getting out of that deal.

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#7 Post by ecps92 » 04 Oct 2017 09:53

Looks like it is ready for the first Flight
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/04/p ... -airkraft/
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#8 Post by alexandb » 04 Oct 2017 14:19

Tail Number N 36 NE

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#9 Post by garys » 04 Oct 2017 14:39

Maybe the tail numbers should be N 12TB and N 87RG. ;)
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#10 Post by cdgordon » 04 Oct 2017 23:02

In the FAA registry, they are still the old "N" numbers. N366AA and N39367 will become N36NE and N225NE.

Here is the flight to Tampa:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... ne#f1974fc

Some interior shots on the Pats website and online.

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