N62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3681 posts, RR: 4 Posted (2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1566 times:
To many, cargo is boring, but I encourage anyone with even a passing interest to read this article on Centurion Air Cargo from today's Miami Herald. It's a fascinating look at the history of a cargo airline.
About half of Centurion’s cargo is perishable: Besides fish from Chile, it carries fresh flowers from Colombia and Ecuador, and asparagus from Peru. Southbound, the fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighters carries a lot of electronics and telecom equipment, car parts and other manufactured goods. The carrier has carved out a niche in transporting horses, including Argentinian caballos criollos, the beloved steeds of the gauchos, which are popular, among other things, in polo.
SpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 423 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
Quoting bennett123 (Reply 7): There is also the issue if N988AR, and if it is to be fixed.
From what I have read on md-eleven.net, it's going to be scrapped. In the meantime Centurion has added N987AR 48427/471, it was a former Cargoitalia. Also, on the side of airlines retiring MD-11s, we may take in consideration EVA Air Cargo, which was the source for Nordic Global Cargo four MD-11Fs and Lufthansa Cargo which will probably replaced the four second hand aircraft they have with the B777-F30s that are due to be delivered from later this year.
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7713 posts, RR: 55 Reply 12, posted (2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 934 times:
N988AR was written off in the landing accident, caused, btw, when the FO chopped the power high in the flare, resulting in a high sinkrate that could not be arrested despite the actions of the captain, who was also a trainer. The main gear on whichever side it was failed about halfway through the roll, not on touchdown (which probably saved them from flipping over), at about 80 knots.
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