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Maersk Crew Return To USA On Chartered A319CJ  
User currently offlineSFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

Looks like the crew of the hijacked US ship, Maersk Alabama, returned home today onboard an A319CJ (D-ADNA) owned by DaimlerChrysler Aviation.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DCS509

FYI - I have NO PROBLEM with them traveling like this and these folks are EXTREMELY brave individuals for the ordeal they had to go through.

All I am wondering is if Maersk has to charter this plane or did DaimlerChrysler Aviation do it out the goodness of their hearts??? (I might have just opened a can of worms due to the recent auto bailout in the USA).  duck 


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User currently offlineHaYnFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

I was just going to ask who owned the plane used and I saw your post! Thanks for finding the owner for me.

DC Aviation is not part of the automotive group from what I can tell but a stand-alone company whose website is here: http://www.dc-aviation.com/

DC Aviation is owned 100% by ATON GmbH founded by Dr. Lutz Helmig and belongs to the Cirrus Group Holding GmbH ­– which also includes the Munich-based company Augsburg Airways, a partner of Lufthansa Regional, and Aircraft Asset Management.

For a shot of the interior, click on this link and then navigate to the A319CJ link.
http://www.dc-aviation.com/index-en.php?page=c10000


Not over the top but very nice.....

[Edited 2009-04-16 01:08:45]


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User currently offlineTheAviatorCPH From Denmark, joined Oct 2006, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6414 times:



Quoting SFOFlyer (Thread starter):
hijacked US ship, Maersk Alabama,

Just a minor correction : Maersk Alabama is a Danish owned vessel (www.maersk.com). It has a US crew nevertheless.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6351 times:



Quoting TheAviatorCPH (Reply 2):
Just a minor correction : Maersk Alabama is a Danish owned vessel (www.maersk.com). It has a US crew nevertheless.

Just a minor correction to your correction: The Maersk Alabama is a Danish owned, US registered Vessel. Therefore, was much more interest to the US than if it weren't.

That being said, most large US owned Vessels are registered in Panama, for crew operating reasons, but if it were a cruise ship full of US passengers, it too would get US priority, though I don't think the Maersk ship would have if it had not had a US registration.

UAL


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6312 times:



Quoting SFOFlyer (Thread starter):
All I am wondering is if Maersk has to charter this plane or did DaimlerChrysler Aviation do it out the goodness of their hearts???

I think it's very unlikely that DC Aviation would have "sponsored" this crew's return to the US. Why would they? Especially in these times of financial troubles, when many aviation companies are struggling.


User currently offlineTheAviatorCPH From Denmark, joined Oct 2006, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 3):
Just a minor correction to your correction: The Maersk Alabama is a Danish owned, US registered Vessel. Therefore, was much more interest to the US than if it weren't.

Thanks for your input; just a minor correction to your correction : I never claimed that Alabama wasn't US registered, only that it is not US owned.

That being said, I agree with you that a US registration and a US crew indeed motivates US government involvement much more than had it had a non-US crew, registration etc..

[Edited 2009-04-16 02:30:17]

User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8379 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6052 times:



Quoting SFOFlyer (Thread starter):
(I might have just opened a can of worms due to the recent auto bailout in the USA).



Quoting HaYnFlyer (Reply 1):
DC Aviation is not part of the automotive group from what I can tell but a stand-alone company whose website is here: http://www.dc-aviation.com/

Also keep in mind that DaimlerChrysler no longer exists. That merger was a disaster for Daimler and they sold off Chrysler a year ago so any concerns regarding the US auto bailout don't apply here.


User currently offlineBAC111 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

I was a bit surprised that an A319 could make it nonstop from Malaga to Andrews AFB--5:45 in flight and (likely) into some headwinds. Granted a light load, but still.

User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5559 times:



Quoting BAC111 (Reply 7):
I was a bit surprised that an A319 could make it nonstop from Malaga to Andrews AFB--5:45 in flight and (likely) into some headwinds. Granted a light load, but still.

The A319CJ has extra fuel tanks, the range is somewhere around 6500nm


User currently offlineSteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5528 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 8):
The A319CJ has extra fuel tanks, the range is somewhere around 6500nm

According to the DC Aviation website, their A319CJ has a range of 4,320 nm.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5478 times:



Quoting TheAviatorCPH (Reply 5):
Thanks for your input; just a minor correction to your correction : I never claimed that Alabama wasn't US registered, only that it is not US owned.

Nobody said it was US owned...  Wink Just that it was a "US Ship" and that could mean it was owned or registered in the USA.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5343 times:



Quoting Steex (Reply 9):
Quoting Max550 (Reply 8):
The A319CJ has extra fuel tanks, the range is somewhere around 6500nm

According to the DC Aviation website, their A319CJ has a range of 4,320 nm.

PrivatAir's A319CJs have operated all-business class service for LH in the past on routes like DUS-ORD (3676 nm) and DUS-EWR (3269 nm). DUS-ORD is further than AGP-ADW (3352 nm) and those aircraft have 48 seats if memory correct.


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4769 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
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why are they going to Andrews?? Barack going to greet them??

User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

probably debriefed and questioned by the state dept/fbi/cia/etc

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

My, I would have loved to hop a ride on one of their Global Express!


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