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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5381 times:

I saw an adverisement for Ghana Airways in Flight International yesterday.

Apparently the assets are being sold by the liquadators, (these include 1 DC9 and 1 DC10).

According to my list, there are 2 possible DC9's and 4 possible DC10's

GHANA AIRWAYS

DC9-51

9G-ADT 47665

9G-ADT Ghana Airways 1997 2003
9G-ADT ST Accra 2003


9G-ADU 47692

9G-ADU Ghana Airways 1997


DC10-30


9G-ANA 48286

9G-ANA Ghana Airways 1983 2003
9G-ANA ST Rome 2003


9G-ANB 46959


9G-ANB Ghana Airways 1999 2003
9G-ANB ST Accra 2003


9G-ANC 46933

9G-ANC Ghana Airways 1999 2003
9G-ANC ST Rome 2003


9G-PHN 46554

9G-PHN Ghana Airways 2001 2003
9G-PHN ST Rome 2003

My first question was who would want these old planes, my second thought was MSP, (for parts anyway).

What do you think.

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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4919 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5311 times:

Being the skeptic that I am I would think very long and very hard before having any kind of dealing with Ghana Airways. I'm pretty sure the braintrust down in MSP will leave this sale alone.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5217 times:

The Ghana Airways DC10s were a sort of exotic visitor to HAM - it´s sad to see that the airline died. I think there won´t be anyone who will ever buy those old airliners now, except for metal recycling experts.

User currently offlineDouglasDC10 From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

9G-ANB is probably the one which will be sold in a liquidation process although this is - as far as I know - the one in the worst conditions of all of them.

9G-ANA, -ANC and -PHN are all stored in Rome as Ghana Airways was unable to pay Alitalia's maintenance bills. I don't know if any of the aircraft have larger checks completed and if possible buyers have to pay for the aircraft AND the maintenance debts. However, 9G-ANA is among the youngest DC-10s available and is a possible candidate for returning into revenue service with some other carrier. Arrow, Cielos del Peru and Avient are all looking for DC-10s to be converted to freighters.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5170 times:

Hopefully the Rome aircraft may fly again.

It may be better financially for AZ than the axeman.

As for 9G-ANB, I understand that this was used as a spares ship. I see not prospect for that one.

Does anyone have hours/cycles figures for any of them.


User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

Strongly suggest you check in with "Soups" on this board as he is the one person who seems to have the entire story together on African aviation, especially in Ghana. Soups, where are you?

Rgds,
Ed



Ed
User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

9G-ANB is stored in Accra and in a very, very bad state.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

The advertisement made no reference to the condition of either aircraft, so your report that the DC10 is i poor condition is no surprise.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4900 times:

Quoting Clipper002 (Reply 5):
a. Soups, where are you?

i am home lol just got in from Cuba...
Their a/c are stored as stated above.

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 6):
9G-ANB is stored in Accra and in a very, very bad state.

below are some picture of their dc9/10 stored in Accra
Antrack Airlines of Ghana have bought 2 ex-Ghana Airways DC9 i understand with one already in antrack colours flying to ougadougou and other west african countries

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS141.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS131.jpg
Some of the engines stored:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS135.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/zzzzghscra.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS125.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/0a0dea55.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_0942.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_0938.jpg



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Thread starter):
Apparently the assets are being sold by the liquadators, (these include 1 DC9 and 1 DC10).

the ones in rome are being scrapped i believe as we speak in FCO



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

At least the 2 DC9's with Antrack got the chance to fly again.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 10):
At least the 2 DC9's with Antrack got the chance to fly again.

one of them is in antrack colours (as seen in pic above) and its currently flying



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4740 times:

Do you know which ones are going/have gone to Antrack.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

5X-TWO and 5X-TRE... not 100% sure


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

Goodness that was quick!!.

I was initially surprised given that 5X-TRE is engineless, but the similar service history suggests that the fit is similar, which makes sense.

Thank you.

David


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

not sure if the engines in the picture are of DC9 or DC10... engines ae available in hangar in ACC. just fit them  Smile im leaving to ACC on sunday ill double check on the reg


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4688 times:

My bet is that the big fan at the back is for a DC10 (looks like a JT9) and the smaller engine with the thrust reversers is for a DC9 (JT8D).

User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1144 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Those planes could easily end up in Venezuela or even Africa. Some Venezuelan airlines still fly DC9s and looks like the tend to fly used equipment.

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