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Everts Air Cargo To Receive First MD-80SF  
User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1191 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

Apparently Everts Air Cargo has agreed to buy the prototype MD-80SF. Also AEI has fifteen more orders from four undisclosed customers


[Edited 2012-05-02 11:05:00]

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User currently onlineYukon880 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 140 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 5320 times:

I would really like to be as positive about this as I can but I remain baffled by the news that Everts should be among the first operators of the newly converted type. While they do have DC-9 (therefore-jet) experience, they have not logged much time in the type and now, to go to something even larger, with even more questionable suitability in the "Alaska" environment???

Then again, perhaps this is more a "branching-out" measure. Something akin to the kind of service operated by NAC, in the Lower 48.

Pratt & Whitney, In thrust we trust!
User currently offlinegdg9 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

This is formerly N73444, one of two old AA Super 80s that carried the 'Working Together' titles. N214AA being the other.

[Edited 2012-05-03 05:05:07]

User currently offlineatpcliff From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

I was operating DC-9Fs in Africa, and our head pilot said that the MD80 freighter conversions were going to be brilliant aircraft for short haul work: WAY better than DC-9s and a lot better than 737s. There are about 80 MDs from Alitalia in S. Africa, and LOTS of them will be converted to freighters.


TRY. It's all you have control over, and it's what God wants.
User currently offlineB757forever From United States of America, joined May 2010, 471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

This could really help Everts to grow their jet operation on the cheap. Yes the conversion is pricey, but acquisition cost on MD80 aircraft is low and operating costs could be greatly minimized by using the same strategy as Allegiant; using the seemingly endless supply of low time / continued time engines and components from retired MD80s.

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