The first Boeing 767-300 ER of the Austrian national airline left Vienna for the USA on Wednesday (March 3). The machine with the registration OE-LAT flew under the flight number OS1411 first to Bangor in the US state Maine, where the customs clearance is processed. After this stopover, the flight number OS 1413 continues on Thursday morning to the final destination, Pinal Airpark in Arizona. Before taking off from Vienna, the plane was duly adopted. Austrian Airlines Technik employees wrote greetings on the nose landing gear door. The crew that transferred the machine also said hello again before the start.
The OE-LAT was delivered in 1991 and was in use at Lauda Air from December of this year. After the complete takeover of Lauda Air in 2004, the machine was integrated into the Austrian Airlines fleet. Since 1991, the plane has completed over 19,000 landings and around 133,000 flight hours. That corresponds to over 15 years in the air.
The OE-LAT is the first of three Boeing 767-300 ERs to leave the Austrian Airlines fleet this year. The next transfer flight is planned for May with the OE-LAX. The OE-LAW will follow in the course of the year. All three machines go to the US company MonoCoque Diversified Interests.