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Ghana Airways DC10

Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:48 am

Ghana Airways DC10 have been moved today from their storage area in FCO to the maintenance hangars.... anyone knows their fate?
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:42 am

Well, they stayed parked in open air exposed to every weather for more than two years. Who's really willing to invest much money in them as they are really becoming old and fuel thirsty, which is not a good point with today's fuel price! They may be prepared for a ferry flight to OPF where they may meet their fate!

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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:13 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 1):

Probably being converted to freighters? i think DAS Air will love to have them
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:48 am

For sure would I prefer to see them fly as cargo hauler rather than end up in millions of tiny pieces, but how much will it cost to make them commercially airworthy, not to speak about freighter conversion. DAS Air Cargo latest addition to its DC-10-30F was last August with an airframe built in 1979 as line number 281 in the production. That aircraft was previously operated by CP AIr, Canadian, and WO after being converted to -30F in 2000. WD older airframe in the prod line seems to be line number 214.

Both Ghanaian Tens stored at FCO have already had a much longer life, with many more different kind of operators, and are number 84 (9G-PHN) and 159 (9G-ANC) in the prod line. Lets see if time will undermine my thought.

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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:54 am

The problem is, most of the Ghana Airways DC-10's, are old, 2nd/ 3rd hand and don't exactly have a great mantinence record. Second, the've been out side for the last 2 years and thirdly they havn't been maintaned while in storage and they've been out in the rain and European weather, instead of a desert.

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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:17 am

Looks like its going to the scarpyard shame!
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:21 am

Quoting Soups (Reply 5):
Looks like its going to the scarpyard shame!

About time. Considering the controversy surrounding these aircraft and Ghana Airways, am glad to see this happen so as to dig and bury the past, and move on with a new star in Ghana.

Btw, G0 has a new website.
 
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:25 am

Quoting ETStar (Reply 6):
G0 has a new website.

Looks better than the old one however some of the funsctions are still under construction
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:06 pm

Any Pictures.
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:49 pm

How is the weekly JFK-ACC rotation by North American Airlines doing? What are load factors on the 763? Thanks.
 
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:15 pm

Quoting Soups (Reply 7):
Looks better than the old one however some of the funsctions are still under construction

If only one could volunteer to design a website for a corporation...  Wink

I personally would have loved to see a much lighter website.
 
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:35 pm

Quoting FRA2DTW (Reply 9):
How is the weekly JFK-ACC rotation by North American Airlines doing?

its doing quite well they added 4 extra frequecies during the christmas period to keep up with demand
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RE: Ghana Airways DC10

Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:41 am

Any news on the fate of these two "old ladies"?

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