alphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 3): Quoting FX1816 (Reply 2):
DC-8's have been gone since May of 2009, it's a shame too.
Sorry, didn't know that...then im guessing it will be a 757, or A300 then but they did have an MD-11 after the last snow that shut the airport down, im guessing to catch up the back log of freight.
Quoting iadbudd (Reply 4): The MD-11 had nothing to do with the big snow storm in Dec, it was planned for the Christmas loads.
Quoting iadbudd (Reply 6): IAD has never really been big on all Cargo flights, but they certanily deal with lots of belly cargo on pax flights. UA of course is huge, as well as BA,AF,LH,QR and others.
All very true.
Charter cargo operations are somewhat frequent as well with ATI bringing in DC-8's the Antonov's working with Orbital down the road moving satellites, and the German Air Force operates numerous C-160s and an A310 once in a while to their air station off Aviation Dr.
This Saturday the scheduled CDG-ORD B747F will be making a stop in IAD at Cargo 5.