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End Of Heavylift Cargo  
User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Another airline sadly ceased flying this month, with Heavylift Cargo folding their wings. I flew once aboard their fantastic Shorts Belfast and this was probably the best jump seat I ever had in my life. G-HLFT was the last flying Belfast in the world, and I don't think another airline will ever operate him again...


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Good luck to all of you guys, from Heavylift and Prime, and thanks for the memories...






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User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

where did you hear that???

Lam


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

ATI reported it a few days ago. But the Antonov joint venture is still going.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Oh no, that's sad! I saw the Belfast a couple of weeks ago in Toronto, and thought it was a great site to see! I was hoping I'd see that aircraft again, but now I don't think that will happen.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

I hear that Farhad Azima (who provided the financing for the purchase from Kvaerner) is spitting feathers over this ... it's the first time that he's been taken, rather than the other way around!  Big grin

The Belfast was nearly timexed, so its days were numbered...


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

That sucks.
I was lucky to fly with them recently, great crew. I'm gonna miss that old prop.



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User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Another sad loss. Living the the south-east I've watched their a/c on countless occasions at SEN, STN, etc. I'm going to miss seeing them around. I know one Belfast is in storage at Southend...anyone know where the other one is?

Summarising bits from an Air Transport Intelligence article:
Heavylift Cargo has been forced to shut down after its sister companies (Prime and SEN based Heavylift Engineering) were put into administration last week. The company is in discussion with its financial backers (including Barclays and some US investors) but the CAA have thwarted attempts to keep the company going.

Fingers crossed that they can sort something out.



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

False....Its only Prime (Heaylift pax airline) that has gone.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1380 times:

GKirk - nope, it's HC Airlines as well (which traded as Prime and HeavyLift Cargo Airlines). The only part of the group to remain in operation is the JV with Air Foyle, marketing the AN124.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Sheesh, thats bad news then  Sad


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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