N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2934 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10463 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, 10937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10363 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, 1274 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3125 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?