N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 3312 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10969 times:
O ohhhh, not the best time to start a new cargo airline. Just to let you know (and a little bit off-topic I have to admit): Air Cargo Germany hasn't made a single flight since they received their first B 747 in February 2009.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11493 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10869 times:
Surely not a good time for anyone anywhere. I though about ACG, too. Still no commercial flight of that one? Is it doing training flights still or is it parked? The second 744BCF is supposed to be deilvered soon.
As for the Elite freighter, I wonder what sense it makes to operate a "SR" freighter (btw, it seems to be the only SR-freighter in the world). That one must less capable than a 742F, even if it had been modified during the freighter conversion.
AA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1388 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3631 times:
I can't imagine, with all the disused, unwanted 747 classics sitting around in deserts and on old airfields the world over, why they would pick an SR model. Freighters already have limited range, because more fo their MTOW gets dedicated to the payload. To get a model with even greater reduced range, even if it does mean a slightly beefier body structure, simply doesn't make a lick of sense to me. Why did they choose this aircraft?