OO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1794 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...
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1594 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.