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Problems Persist For Sabena's MD11s  
User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4513 posts, RR: 72
Posted (14 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

We already discussed in some prior topics the not very reliable operation of Sabena's 2 MD11's OO-CTC and OO-CTS.

The airline is currently again involved in a lot of problems with one of their 2 aircraft, this time OO-CTC.

The aircraft hasn't been operating for a couple of days now, and has been replaced by Citybirds OO-CTB a couple of times, and some flights, including yesterday's JNB run have been cancelled.

Today's sollution is, however, without any predicessor... OO-CTS will operate its normal JNB route, whereas the flight that was due to be operated by OO-CTC, namely

BRU-CKY
CKY-BJL
BJL-CKY
CKY-BRU

will now be operated by OO-SNE, an A320 by all means!!!

I don't know whether the poor a/c will be able to make the 3000 something miles to and from CKY without technical stop, for sure given the weather conditions at take of in Africa.

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User currently offlineSndp From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 989 times:

The lease agreement between CityBird and SN for the MD-11s will terminate very soon. Probably Sabena is going to phase out these planes. They would better keep more airbusses in the fleet, now intended to be sold (as part of cost savings) and throw these MD-11s out.
sndp


User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4513 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 976 times:

If I remember well, the MD11s were leased from Citybird for a period of 5 years. As they started operating in april and may 1998 respectively, I suppose they won't go off-lease for a while, unless SN decides to break up the contract, but that could be even more costly than continuing to operate these aircraft.

User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Any idea what those problems are?
I know an AA Mechanic who told me they have electrical problems quite often.



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