bennett123
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Ghana Airways

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:47 pm

I saw an adverisement for Ghana Airways in Flight International yesterday.

Apparently the assets are being sold by the liquadators, (these include 1 DC9 and 1 DC10).

According to my list, there are 2 possible DC9's and 4 possible DC10's

GHANA AIRWAYS

DC9-51

9G-ADT 47665

9G-ADT Ghana Airways 1997 2003
9G-ADT ST Accra 2003


9G-ADU 47692

9G-ADU Ghana Airways 1997


DC10-30


9G-ANA 48286

9G-ANA Ghana Airways 1983 2003
9G-ANA ST Rome 2003


9G-ANB 46959


9G-ANB Ghana Airways 1999 2003
9G-ANB ST Accra 2003


9G-ANC 46933

9G-ANC Ghana Airways 1999 2003
9G-ANC ST Rome 2003


9G-PHN 46554

9G-PHN Ghana Airways 2001 2003
9G-PHN ST Rome 2003

My first question was who would want these old planes, my second thought was MSP, (for parts anyway).

What do you think.
 
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yowza
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RE: Ghana Airways

Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:16 am

Being the skeptic that I am I would think very long and very hard before having any kind of dealing with Ghana Airways. I'm pretty sure the braintrust down in MSP will leave this sale alone.

YOWza
 
HAM
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RE: Ghana Airways

Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:29 am

The Ghana Airways DC10s were a sort of exotic visitor to HAM - it´s sad to see that the airline died. I think there won´t be anyone who will ever buy those old airliners now, except for metal recycling experts.
 
DouglasDC10
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RE: Ghana Airways

Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:40 am

9G-ANB is probably the one which will be sold in a liquidation process although this is - as far as I know - the one in the worst conditions of all of them.

9G-ANA, -ANC and -PHN are all stored in Rome as Ghana Airways was unable to pay Alitalia's maintenance bills. I don't know if any of the aircraft have larger checks completed and if possible buyers have to pay for the aircraft AND the maintenance debts. However, 9G-ANA is among the youngest DC-10s available and is a possible candidate for returning into revenue service with some other carrier. Arrow, Cielos del Peru and Avient are all looking for DC-10s to be converted to freighters.
 
bennett123
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RE: Ghana Airways

Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:03 am

Hopefully the Rome aircraft may fly again.

It may be better financially for AZ than the axeman.

As for 9G-ANB, I understand that this was used as a spares ship. I see not prospect for that one.

Does anyone have hours/cycles figures for any of them.
 
Clipper002
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RE: Ghana Airways

Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:07 am

Strongly suggest you check in with "Soups" on this board as he is the one person who seems to have the entire story together on African aviation, especially in Ghana. Soups, where are you?

Rgds,
Ed
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Thomas_Jaeger
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RE: Ghana Airways

Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:14 am

9G-ANB is stored in Accra and in a very, very bad state.
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
 
bennett123
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RE: Ghana Airways

Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:25 am

The advertisement made no reference to the condition of either aircraft, so your report that the DC10 is i poor condition is no surprise.
 
soups
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:39 am

Quoting Clipper002 (Reply 5):
a. Soups, where are you?

i am home lol just got in from Cuba...
Their a/c are stored as stated above.

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 6):
9G-ANB is stored in Accra and in a very, very bad state.

below are some picture of their dc9/10 stored in Accra
Antrack Airlines of Ghana have bought 2 ex-Ghana Airways DC9 i understand with one already in antrack colours flying to ougadougou and other west african countries

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS141.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS131.jpg
Some of the engines stored:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS135.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/zzzzghscra.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/PictureS125.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/0a0dea55.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_0942.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_0938.jpg
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soups
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting Bennett123 (Thread starter):
Apparently the assets are being sold by the liquadators, (these include 1 DC9 and 1 DC10).

the ones in rome are being scrapped i believe as we speak in FCO
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bennett123
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:23 am

At least the 2 DC9's with Antrack got the chance to fly again.
 
soups
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:40 am

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 10):
At least the 2 DC9's with Antrack got the chance to fly again.

one of them is in antrack colours (as seen in pic above) and its currently flying
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bennett123
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:24 am

Do you know which ones are going/have gone to Antrack.
 
soups
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:34 am

5X-TWO and 5X-TRE... not 100% sure
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bennett123
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:40 am

Goodness that was quick!!.

I was initially surprised given that 5X-TRE is engineless, but the similar service history suggests that the fit is similar, which makes sense.

Thank you.

David
 
soups
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:54 am

not sure if the engines in the picture are of DC9 or DC10... engines ae available in hangar in ACC. just fit them  Smile im leaving to ACC on sunday ill double check on the reg
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bennett123
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:11 am

My bet is that the big fan at the back is for a DC10 (looks like a JT9) and the smaller engine with the thrust reversers is for a DC9 (JT8D).
 
PRAirbus
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RE: Ghana Airways

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:15 am

Those planes could easily end up in Venezuela or even Africa. Some Venezuelan airlines still fly DC9s and looks like the tend to fly used equipment.

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