Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Sharjah, UAE Cargo Planes  
User currently offlineAirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 609 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Enthusiasts,

I was looking at my aviation book again. I saw many russian built aircraft from Asian countries like Azerbajan and Russia there. Why does Sharjah attract so many odd countries cargo airlines? It does not draw Cargolux or Gemini Air Cargo, from Western countries.

Thanks for the information,
AirOne

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTaliban From Ukraine, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Hello AirOne,

The reason is that all airlines, regardless of their origin, generate big profit by serving cities like Dubai, Sharjah and Jeddah. And because many of the Asian and African and Russian airlines that do serve these cities are not financialy rich and can't afford big jets for major haul services to cities like Chicago, Dallas, etc., they serve UAE.
Western Airlines on the other hand, find it easy to make short haul flights and to make more annually. For example, Air Canada might operate couple of Freighters to NY everyday and all might be making profit. So in that case, why would they go to Dubai or Sharjah or Jeddah which is time consuming as well as fuel consuming.


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

As legit as your postings may be big buddy, I still don;t like your screename!!! It is not cool. Taliban do bad things to big buddah. I like big buddah.

ChAnGe!! hahaha


User currently offlineChristianbothe From Germany, joined Jan 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

First, The UAE are paradise for shopping. There are quite a few people in the former USSR that make shopping tours there and sell the stuff back at home.
Second, safety restrictions for aircraft in the UAE are much lower than in other parts of the world. For example, the Antonov An-8 was in 1997 declared no longer airworthy by Antonov Design Bureau. This means they could no longer fly with a registration of a former soviet country. However, it was no problem to have them registered in countries like Liberia and have them based in the UAE. The aircraft officials in the country of registration didn't bother much, and at the airports, the aircraft wouldn't be checked for safety either. You could still operate them and have them based at an airport where they would get enough cargo. This is an ideal situation for operating old freighters. Only now the An-8s are being withdrawn from use.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy christian


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Actually, the UAE authorities are starting to crack down on poorly-maintained planes--mostly for insurance reasons.

An-12's are still common at Sharjah due to the fact you can get spare parts from the former USSR. An-8's are rapidly disappearing mostly due to the lack of spare parts for these planes, plus the fact many African countries are banning older ex-Soviet freighters due to the number of crashes involving these older planes.

Nowadays, you're far more likely to see An-32's, An-72/74's, and Il-76's at Sharjah, along with jets like Tu-154's, Il-62's and Il-86/96's.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Flying Dead People, Cargo Planes Only? posted Wed Apr 23 2008 18:25:42 by Learjet23
Accident In Pointe Noire Between Two Cargo-planes posted Sun Jan 27 2008 02:42:56 by Beaucaire
Where Are The Cargo-planes In Moscow? posted Mon Aug 13 2007 23:47:17 by Bizjetslover
Two Cargo Planes Hit At MKE posted Thu Jan 25 2007 18:19:44 by MidEx216
Cargo Planes Collide In MKE posted Thu Jan 25 2007 07:57:08 by COA735
Libyan Arab To Order 29 Pax/cargo Planes posted Mon Dec 11 2006 19:14:45 by Jimyvr
Cargo Planes And Turbulence posted Wed Mar 1 2006 01:06:16 by TK787
Cargo Planes Collide Over Wisconsin posted Mon Feb 6 2006 04:11:36 by ImperialEagle
Nose Loading Cargo Planes How Important? posted Fri Jan 13 2006 02:09:40 by JAM747
SFO - Where Do Cargo Planes Park? posted Mon Aug 29 2005 18:08:12 by Mozart