Magyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2781 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!
Magyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2632 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.
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2604 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.
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