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How Is Zimbabwean DC10 Operator Avient Doing Now?  
User currently offlineFFlorida From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

On a this week trip through LHR I met these British cargo pilots. They mentioned an Operator out of Zimbabwe called something like Avient. I wiki-ed them and they seem to exist indeed. How are they doing and what's the story? I was very surprised learning they were flying the good old 10's.

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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

According to a thread on PPRUNE, they are not doing very well at all and may be
on the verge of closing down. Operating fuel guzzling DC-10s and involvement
in Mugabes government are just some of the problems.
http://www.pprune.org/forums/freight...-troubled-waters-ahead-avient.html



Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
User currently offlineFFlorida From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Wondering what the source of that pprune info is. How many 10-ers do they have operational?

User currently offlineFFlorida From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Just read they have 4 x DC10-30. But I have a hard time believing they use them all daily. Unless it's like 1 flight per day per frame.

User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2390 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

I think Zimbabwe is just a flag of convience for the carrier. It is backed by a UK company, check out their website at www.avient.aero. They do not even have scheduled services to Zimbabwe.

[Edited 2008-07-13 08:45:48]


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

There is a significant niche for this kind of cargo operation. Cheap and .. eh .. reliable.

Avient was recently hauling equipment around Europe for Bon jovi.



- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

They arent Zimbabwean - they are run by a Brit. Lots of allegations of gun running and other such shady business - no idea how much is true but lets just say we get asked about them a lot.


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineFFlorida From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3441 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 6):
no idea how much is true but lets just say we get asked about them a lot.

Hi CHRISSBA777ER: what do you mean by we?


User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

from his occupation, i am guessing from clients...

"Commercial Aviation and Shipping Business Analyst"


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