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Why Arent Air India Converting A300 Into Freighter  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

If Im not mistaken AI operate a single DC-8F for cargo operations, the aircraft is leased and does not wear the AI livery except for titles and its old. Considering they are gifting their three A300s to Ariana-Afghan Airlines, why didnt they think of retaining one and converting it to cargo confuiguration? especially since there is a conversion facility in India according to an Indian member here, wouldnt it work out for AI in every way? full livery, conversion at home, own much newer aircraft and no more lease payments, makes sense.

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User currently offlineLarspl From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

maybe they just don't have the need for it?




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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Freight operations are cheaper to run via ACMI leases rather than running a dedicated sub-fleet of 1 aircraft. The 3 A300s were always a pain in the ass for AI with their lack of common rating with the A310s and the 3-man flightcrew. No one will miss them.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

If its cheaper to lease, then why are PIA considering converting a single A300 for cargo? hope they lease the Tu-204F instead.


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

If its cheaper to lease, then why are PIA considering converting a single A300 for cargo?

PIA is a shining example of operational efficiency.



User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Apparently PIA is finally on the right path and making the right decisions.


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