Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2436 posts, RR: 9 Posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3815 times:
Went out to the airport today on a hunch something good was there. Well, I wasn't disappointed as I pulled up to find this beauty parked on the south cargo ramp. N620DL is Cappie's new Boeing 757 and here she is. Quite the looker I must say!!!
N27UADIESEL8 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 59 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3634 times:
All KMIA spotters have your camera ready, since this beauty is coming down to MIA sometime Monday, and it is expected to do it´s first cargo flight for DHL Aero Expreso. It will eventually replace Capital´s B727 that is based in Miami for DHL Aero Expreso. First flight should be to PTY late at night and returning early in the a.m. Will take my camera to take some shots early tuesday.
MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3313 times:
Quoting Lexy (Thread starter): Went out to the airport today on a hunch something good was there. Well, I wasn't disappointed as I pulled up to find this beauty parked on the south cargo ramp. N620DL is Cappie's new Boeing 757 and here she is. Quite the looker I must say!!!
Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2436 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3236 times:
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 18): I was expecting a new scheme, but I like it more than on the 727. The orange stripe on the nose goes down and looks kinda cool. Also the positioning of the titles looks kinda different to me
I would agree. The extra large font and titles are striking on the side and the overall look is quite nice for the 757!
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4794 posts, RR: 17 Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
Who is Cappy?
Cappy is a subsidiary of what used to be ABX Holdings, as is ATI and ABX Air.
Cappy, ATI and an aircraft management and leasing company were all owned by a company called Cargo Holdings. ABX just bought Cargo Holdings and renamed itself. Cargo Holdings had a few 762 and 752 conversions in the works, and ABX Air is the largest operator of 762Fs. The CHI 762s were to go to ATI, and the 752s to Cappy. ATI primarily flies DC8s.
Cappy and ATI operate primarily NOT for DHL (which ABX operates for), but rather for BAX/Schenker, a heavyweight delivery company that hubs at TOL. The two airlines have now opened a "neutral gateway" at TOL which allows freight forwarders to put stuff aboard their aircraft "neutrally" (i.e. treated equivalently to the BAX stuff that the aircraft is flying already to deliver). This is to make up in part for the demise of Kitty Hawk, which left some freight forwarders in the lurch who had used Kitty Hawk's non-integrated scheduled freight service.
True, though, that the Cappy bird will operate in charter service for the DHL contractor that runs from the US to South America.
727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 792 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
I am thinking this is one of the airplanes that Leo sold to Pegasus to generate cash to give himself, my bad, the shareholders through added value in the form of dividents. The problem is the aircraft was sold to them during an era of premium leasing rates so when it was leased back to Delta it was a very high rate. When DL renegotiated lease rates in Ch. 11 Pegasus refused to negotiate to lower rates and thus the leases were rejected. Ironically Dick Cosi has his hands in the cookie jar here as he was formally of DHL and started Pegasus while there, as I understand it. Now this airplane is going to be flying DHL freight after being wrestled away from Delta. Smart play by Cosi and yet another shining example of what a moron Leo Mullin was/is.
Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2436 posts, RR: 9 Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2782 times:
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 20): hey Lexy thanks for sharing the photo by the way, is it going to be a regular at BNA or just a rare sight there?
My pleasure! I think it may be an occasional sight here as the ground crews were practicing pulling the unloader up to it and working the aircraft while it was here. There are some days where we get two Capital Cargo flights a day so it's only logical to think there is a slim chance it may show up here from time to time. Other than that, I think it's probably going to be more rare to see here than anything else. If I was a betting man, I would say we will remain to be one of their 727 markets.
Of course, this bird is destined for the MIA - S.America markets without a doubt though.