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Centurion Air Cargo?

Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:37 am

Does anyone know any info on this "new" MIA based cargo airline: ie whos, whats, wheres, hows, & whys.

The only thing I know is that the people running it are from Challange Air Cargo, and they are operating the 3 Challange Air DC10-40s. Something was mentioned that the sale of Challange to UPS didnt include the airlines certificate and the 3 10s.

Please advise

Thank you
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RE: Centurion Air Cargo?

Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:50 am

Thats exactly the story. The 3 DC10-40Fs are now
used on an ACMI basis, like Gemini or Atlas. I believe
they are being used from Latin America to Miami at
present, as they are present at MIA most every day
at different parts of the field. UPS didnt want
the aircraft because of the incapability with their
Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain

RE: Centurion Air Cargo?

Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:52 am

2001- Centurion Air Cargo WE/CWC Miami
1985-2001 Challenge Air Cargo/Challenge International Airlines VV,WE/CWC Miami Formed by Challenge AT with which it severed links in 1986. Traffic rights and most assets excluding aircraft acquired in 1999 by UPS.

Registration Aircraft Type c/n Origin Fate Remarks
N140WE DC-10-40(F) 46920 ex N157DM
N141WE DC-10-40(F) 46661 lp N610TF wfu Greensboro,NC
N142WE DC-10-40(F) 46966 ex JA8536 converted DC-10-40(D)
N571CA B.757-23APF 24456 to TF-FIG lsf AWAS
N572CA B.757-23APF 24868 to VH-BRN lsf AWAS
N573CA B.757-23APF 24971 lp G-OBOZ to OO-DLJ lsf AWAS
N574CA B.757-23APF 24635 ex VH-AWE ntu
N707AD B.707-327C 19529 lsf IAL
N707HE B.707-330C 20124 ex D-ABUO to Omega Air
N786TW B.707-331C 18711 lsf Pan Aero/TWA
N8402 B.707-323C 19582 to EL-GNU
N790AL DC-8-63F 46093 lsf Aerolease
N793AL DC-8-63F 46097 lsf Aerolease
N873SJ DC-8-73CF 46091 lsf Southern AT
N875SJ DC-8-73F 46063 lsf Southern AT
N55AJ B.727-81 18951 lsf Gulfstream American
N135AW B.737-222 19940 lsf America West
N501AV B.737-247 20128 lsf Aviation Sales Company
PH-TVD B.737-2K2C 20943 lsf Transavia
PH-TVH B.737-222 19955 lsf Transavia
N218CA BAC 111-401AK 89 lsf Cascade AW

Aircraft Type Additional Information
DC-10-40(F) 5 more (total 8) intended (11/99, 2/00, -), ntu.

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RE: Centurion Air Cargo?

Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:53 am

They are often at EWR, but I'm not sure where else they go.
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RE: Centurion Air Cargo?

Fri Jan 25, 2002 9:28 am

UPS aquired the leases of all Challenge aircraft when they purchased Challenge. The 75's were then sent back to the lessor and now are with Icelandair. The lessor of the DC-10's wouldn't let UPS out of the contract. UPS used them with ex Challenge pilots for flights to Latin America until the lease was up. Now they are with Centurion.

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