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What Happened To CAT?  
User currently offlinePanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 223 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

What is going on at Custom Air Transport?

Looks like all thier pilots are being furloughed!

http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/a...es/cargo/custom_air_transport.html


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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

I don't know really, haven't heard anything from a good friend who flies with them. I will send an e-mail immediately to check what's going on!


I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineB737100 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

I thought you meant Civil Air Transport...LoL  Smile


Boeing 737 sunjet service
User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

CAT received notice back in April they were no longer needed for UPS Menlo operation in DAY. In fact, I think today is the last day of the operation. I know CAT was agressively trying to establish ACMI contracts elsewhere.

http://www.whiotv.com/news/9382914/detail.html

For some reason June 30th is in my mind for the first phase (Domestic) of the facility closing.


User currently offlineGeg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

yes it is, UPS started in house at the hubs June 1 and full load today/monday
I waiting to see the impact on UPS earning.


User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

[quote=Panther,reply=0]What is going on at Custom Air Transport?

Looks like all thier pilots are being furloughed!

http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/a...es/cargo/custom_air_transport.html


still very operational....I worked with a guy that does mx on the 727's out here in PHX..

Regards
amazonphil



If it ain't Boeing, I ain't goeing!
User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Tucson Report-Every morning a CAT 727 lands at Tucson International Airport. Yesterday when my WN flight was taxing towards the gate around 4:00 in the afternoon, the CAT plane was in the cargo area, next to a Sierra Pacific 737-200.

User currently offlineJcarv From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Looks like they ferried a few airplanes to OPF today for storage.

User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 1535 times:

Quoting Jcarv (Reply 7):
Looks like they ferried a few airplanes to OPF today for storage.

That is not a good sign.


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3309 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 1525 times:

Well, they ferried at least one more 727 to OPF about a few months ago. I remember seeing it on approach from the Metrobus I was riding. They still kept flying after that, so let's just hope that this is a temporary reduction in capacity.

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
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Wow, come to think of it, I haven't seen the usual 727 at AUS lately. Can anyone confirm the furlough of the pilots? We are getting an extra flight today at AUS, did other companies already get their business?

User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 1):
haven't heard anything from a good friend who flies with them

Confirmed without a job  Sad so sorry to hear that, it's difficult to find a good position even when you have lots of hours and experience.



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineBrowntailWhale From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 10):
Wow, come to think of it, I haven't seen the usual 727 at AUS lately. Can anyone confirm the furlough of the pilots? We are getting an extra flight today at AUS, did other companies already get their business?

That "other" company is UPS. We are finally flying "our" own freight instead of it being outsourced to a bottomfeeder ACMI.


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7458 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

You really don't want to store your planes in OPF,too humid. Maybe they will be scrapped . Too bad,they flew into ROC from DAY all the time . We don't get UPS here,wonder who will replace them?


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineBrowntailWhale From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Nobody will be replacing them in ROC. Volume will be flown to either BUF or SYR and trucked to ROC.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7458 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

That figures,I wish UPS would come here,at least we have A300's from FX,BUF just has 727's.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineBwione From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Quoting BrowntailWhale (Reply 12):
That "other" company is UPS. We are finally flying "our" own freight instead of it being outsourced to a bottomfeeder ACMI.

Without those "bottom feeders", UPS would never be able to handle the Christmas time rush.


User currently offlineImisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6281 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 6):
Tucson Report-Every morning a CAT 727 lands at Tucson International Airport. Yesterday when my WN flight was taxing towards the gate around 4:00 in the afternoon, the CAT plane was in the cargo area, next to a Sierra Pacific 737-200

That 727 has been sitting in the same spot for 3 weeks.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
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