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B747-200F Registered In Bangladesh?  
User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

This former Kalitta 747-200F getting its checks at Manston is registered in Bangladesh. Who is this? where do they fly?

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=329753

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Could it really be, that Biman Bangladesh now has a 747!?

Registered as S2-ADT?
B747-2B5B(SCD) s/n 22485/513 and ex N285SW leased from UT Finance ?


Just by the way, I have seen, that Bismillah Airlines leases 4R-EXD from Expo Aviation from Sri Lanka. There should really be some flights between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka!






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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Doesn't anyone have more details on this? Can anyone confirm that Biman got a 742F?


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User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

I've been told it is for Air Bangladesh.

Also, Bismallah Airlines is gone. No more.


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

"Registered as S2-ADT?
B747-2B5B(SCD) s/n 22485/513 and ex N285SW leased from UT Finance ?"

No, that aircraft went to MK.
The aircraft in question is a 26 year old 747-269B/SF, ex 9K-ADA, last operated by Kalitta/American International/Kitty Hawk as N707CK but wfu for 3 years or so.


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Wasn't N707CK operated briefly recently by Global Air Group? if you search the database you will be it has been active recently.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

CXflyboy,
that seems to have been a failed deal, or a very short operation. The aircraft looks as if it hasn´t flown for years. You can even see the overpainted titles of American International. That airline doesn´t exist under this name since 4 or 5 years.


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

According to skyliner-aviation its indeed Air Bangladesh this aircraft is prepared for.
This operator is unknown to me. I wonder what it will look like when painted. Its very unlikely it will be operated in the faded Kalitta livery it is now.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

So doesn't Air Bangladesh have anything to do with Biman Bangladesh?

As per http://www.weeklyholiday.net/080202/mis.html they chartered some L1011 for Hadj flights. But didn't Bismilla operate L1011 as well?

Another very interesting site I found (German only): http://www.fluglaerm.de/hahn/oeffent/zeitungsartikel/gm030803.html
The site says, that Air Bangladesh will operate flights into Hahn from Bangladesh via BAH with 747-400F.

And the third URL I found is even more interesting:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1805425.stm they say, that Air Bangladesh has been accused, that they cheated nearly 9000 pilgrims!



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User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

I too have come across a few news reports here and there mentioning that Air Bangladeh will wet lease a B747-400F for routes to Germany. I never expected them to buy a B747-200F, this has to have come real cheap.

User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Regarding Bismillah Airlines, would like to clarify that Bismillah Airlines is just a paper entity who holds an operating license but no aircraft of their own. They lend their call sign to various other foreign operators for a certain fee,(including scheduled carriers) who may want to operate freighters or non-scheduled flights under their call sign to avoid paying the otherwise hefty royalty that is imposed on non-Bangladeshi carriers. EK is one of the carriers who operate freighters with the Bismillah call sign.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1541 times:
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Hi guys,

Bismillah Airlines does exist, and as far as their operations, they have been operating short-term leased aircraft which have included an L1011 and AN-12s.

Bismillah is a division of the Mollah Group -- which itself is a large export-import company and thus has vested interests in air cargo in Bangladesh. Currently, one of the projects Bismillah has undertaken is to ferry shrimps from Cox's Bazar to Jessore via Chittagong in Bangladesh. All of Bismillah's aircraft seem to be short term dry lease and the only identifying marks on the aircraft are a small label stuck on the fuselage.

As far as I know, Air Bangladesh and Bismillah are not related, but then again, who knows in the intricate affairs of Bangladeshi business folks. Air Bangladesh, as reported, ran intro trouble 2 years ago with hajj operations, but I suppose they have now sorted out enough of their problems to lease a B747.

Cargo demands in Bangladesh are rising much faster than passenger volume, and I am not surprised to see more than one entrant in the market -- especially since Biman has no dedicated freighters.

Best regards,

Wasim / Planemannyc


User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

I heard a Rumor that this aircraft is owned by AFX and has been wetleased to Ocean airlines, the new italian cargo outfit. It will operate on a Bangladeshi AOC using sixth freedom rights to China.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

That sounds like "oiltanker policy". UK-owned, Italian-operated, Bangladesh registered.

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