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).
HaYnFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6757 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.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6653 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.
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6614 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.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26517 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5645 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.