aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3353 times:
One MD-11F has been in Singapore for maintenance for several months ... it does not look like it is going anywhere now. I wonder if the MRO vendor (SASCO) is being paid for the work already done. Or will the aircraft instead be impounded to pay for work done.
sxf24 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3178 times:
I believe the suspension of operations is permanent. The 2 MD-11s in FRA are being held by LH Technik until lessors can get the paperwork (de-registration, maintenance records, etc.) to come claim them.
The sudden and sharp drop in cargo, particularly in Asia, will likely claim other small operators in the coming months.
dalca From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2998 times:
Wow, that was pretty quick.
I know LH Cargo has chartered them from time to time for soem of the US routes.
Mind you these aircraft are more payload restricted then other MD-11F's around so I wonder if it really was a good idea to kee flying htese aircraft.
Zanair flight, please hold on finals as we have to clear rhino's off the runway. Next flight: AMS-FRA-AMS