Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 16 Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 39539 times:
On 25 November, Avient operated an MD-11F Z-BAV from Hong Kong (dep 0430hrs LT) to Singapore (arr 0750hrs LT). It landed in Singapore in glorious sunshine - looking absolutely fantastic in its gleaming livery.
This was indeed an ex-Variglog and ex-Korean Air aircraft.
Can anyone confirm if this is the only MD-11F Avient has?
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1973 posts, RR: 26 Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 39354 times:
Quoting Aviasian (Reply 4): Can anyone confirm if this is the only MD-11F Avient has?
As of this past week, yes this is/was the only MD-11F Avient had. It was seen in MIA in late October/early November wearing N408SH (the way I saw it) before delivering to the company.
Shame it was tucked in amongst other planes (inc. another VarigLog MD-11) as looking back now, I should have nabbed a proof shot at least...
CNN reporting 3 of the crewmembers have passed away in the accident as well. RIP
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
BlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3119 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 37657 times:
Seems to be a bit of confusion. It is now nearly certain that it was an Avient aircraft (flight SMJ234) but all stories mentioning an MD11 have been rewritten to read "Zimbabwean-registered aircraft" or similar.
So it could still be Avient's sole MD11, or one of their three DC10s.