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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Ghana Airways DC10 have been moved today from their storage area in FCO to the maintenance hangars.... anyone knows their fate?


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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Well, they stayed parked in open air exposed to every weather for more than two years. Who's really willing to invest much money in them as they are really becoming old and fuel thirsty, which is not a good point with today's fuel price! They may be prepared for a ferry flight to OPF where they may meet their fate!

Greetings,

M.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 1):

Probably being converted to freighters? i think DAS Air will love to have them



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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

For sure would I prefer to see them fly as cargo hauler rather than end up in millions of tiny pieces, but how much will it cost to make them commercially airworthy, not to speak about freighter conversion. DAS Air Cargo latest addition to its DC-10-30F was last August with an airframe built in 1979 as line number 281 in the production. That aircraft was previously operated by CP AIr, Canadian, and WO after being converted to -30F in 2000. WD older airframe in the prod line seems to be line number 214.

Both Ghanaian Tens stored at FCO have already had a much longer life, with many more different kind of operators, and are number 84 (9G-PHN) and 159 (9G-ANC) in the prod line. Lets see if time will undermine my thought.

Cheers.


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

The problem is, most of the Ghana Airways DC-10's, are old, 2nd/ 3rd hand and don't exactly have a great mantinence record. Second, the've been out side for the last 2 years and thirdly they havn't been maintaned while in storage and they've been out in the rain and European weather, instead of a desert.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Looks like its going to the scarpyard shame!


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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 5):
Looks like its going to the scarpyard shame!

About time. Considering the controversy surrounding these aircraft and Ghana Airways, am glad to see this happen so as to dig and bury the past, and move on with a new star in Ghana.

Btw, G0 has a new website.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting ETStar (Reply 6):
G0 has a new website.

Looks better than the old one however some of the funsctions are still under construction



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2697 times:

Any Pictures.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineFRA2DTW From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

How is the weekly JFK-ACC rotation by North American Airlines doing? What are load factors on the 763? Thanks.

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 7):
Looks better than the old one however some of the funsctions are still under construction

If only one could volunteer to design a website for a corporation...  Wink

I personally would have loved to see a much lighter website.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting FRA2DTW (Reply 9):
How is the weekly JFK-ACC rotation by North American Airlines doing?

its doing quite well they added 4 extra frequecies during the christmas period to keep up with demand



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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Any news on the fate of these two "old ladies"?

Cheers.


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