A Condor Boeing 767-300ER with a retro livery is set to be converted into a freighter, as the retired aircraft’s new owners plan for its future.
The aircraft was previously registered as D-ABUM and had been operated by Condor since August 2012, planespotters.net data showed. Now, according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the aircraft is registered as N336CM and belongs to Cargo Aircraft Management. The certificate was issued on June 23, 2023.
According to a tweet by Steve Giordano, one of the managing partners of ferry flight services provider, Nomadic Aviation Group, the aircraft will be flown to Guangzhou, China, where it will be converted into a freighter. The 767-300ER was stored at Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR), Arizona, the United States (US).
It was there since January 2023, with Condor retiring the aircraft from its active services in October 2022, per planespotters.net.
The retro-liveried aircraft departed for its journey to China as OMD249 at 11:56 AM local time (UTC -7), stopping at Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) before continuing its journey towards Asia at a later time.
While Condor has become famous, or infamous, for its striped liveries, the 767-300ER has not been the only aircraft to pay homage to the airline’s history. An Airbus A320, registered as D-AICH, also sports a retro livery, while a Boeing 757-300, registered as D-ABON, is daubed in a paint scheme celebrating the airline’s 50th anniversary and, according to planespotters.net, has been painted that way since March 2006.