A Gulfstream with the ID N475LC flew from Fayetteville (Ft. Bragg, USA) to Shannon via Bangor, Maine, a few days ago. It is now (11pm Friday) returning from Glasgow to Fayetteville via Bangor.
The aircraft has been linked to the CIA rendition activities in a reports published by Amnesty International and the European Parliament. It has landed at Shannon on a number of occasions. It was then owned by a company called Braxton Management . An investigation by the Chicago Tribune newspaper into the company concluded it was a shelf company set up by the CIA to facilitate operations using "civilian" aircraft. Reporters for the Chicago Tribune found the company offered no management services, was registered to a lawyer's office in Montana (who would not return calls), and operated aircraft which had landed at the CIA's training facility at Camp Peary, Virginia and at numerous airports in the Middle East
The aircraft is now owned by L 3 IS LLC Corporation, which appears to be another paper company, whose business address is a different law office in Great Falls.
Unfortunately, the aircraft only came to SACC's attention after it had left Glasgow airport. It's progress across the Atlantic was monitored by campaigners by logging on to the Red One Aviation internet service.
Report logged at 2007-08-10 21:05 GMT using the Red One Aviation serviceAll tines GMT
Aircraft ID N475LC
Aircraft Type GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G-IV
Owner/Operator L 3 IS LLC
300 CENTRAL AVE FL 7 US BANK BLDG
GREAT FALLS MONTANA
Serial Number 1472
Year Manufactured 2002
Certificate Issued 06/21/2006
Airport most visited: Further details are restricted
Flight Plan Received 2007-08-10 18:48:01 from Boston
Departure EGPF GLASGOW AIRPORT, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination KBGR BANGOR INTL, BANGOR ME
Status In Flight
Planned Alt 40000 Feet
Planned Speed M080 kts.
Planned Dep 2007-08-10 19:23
Planned Arrival 2007-08-10 19:23
Latest Speed 428 kts.
Latest Altitude 40000 Feet
Distance to Dest.
Last Update 2007-08-10 21:05
Tracking ID 101023465