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Arrow Air And The A330F  
User currently offlineFRA2DTW From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 3670 times:

Does anyone here know whether Arrow Air will still be receiving the six A330 freighters it previously announced, beginning next year? I looked at the Airbus order book and cannot find Arrow Air as one of their customers but it is possible that the deal was through a lessor. Would they be replacing their DC-10, if the deal is still on, or would this be an expansion of their fleet? Any info would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3805 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

I assume it'll be for replacing the DC-10 fleet, seeing that they've now finished replacing their DC-8 fleet with 757-200s. I believe N822PB is their newest acquisition.

It would make sense that they've held off on replacing the DC-10 fleet with the current state of the economy, but I can't answer that for sure.

User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

where exactly do they plan on getting the money from? and with this economy, you have to be a wealthy and successful cargo company to buy airplanes new. They fly cargo in ancient dinosaurs around the Caribbean, not the most lucrative freight imo

User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1508 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Arrow was purchased by Matlin Patterson last year. They also own Global Aviation Holdings (GAH), formerly Global Aero Logstics (GAL) that owns World and North American. ATA was part of that until its demise.

Matlin Patterson placed the order for the A330Fs, not Arrow and the order should be on the books under them. I believe that the press release at the time stated they would be operated by Arrow, but I wonder if World is a possible operator as well since it s a sister company. World already operates some MD-11Fs for Arrow.

35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.
User currently offlineFRA2DTW From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 3):
Matlin Patterson placed the order for the A330Fs,

Thanks for the tip. The Airbus Order Book does show "Matlinpatterson" as a customer but without any pending orders for any planes. This probably explains why World Airways is doing wetlease freight flying for Arrow. Hopefully the A-330F order will be reactivated when the cargo market improves.

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