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Cargo News - Several Fleet Plan Updates

Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:12 pm

Some news from the air cargo scene:

- Maximus Air Cargo has taken delivery of its first A300-600F (converted), ops by Avion, a second to be added soon. They target a fleet of 8 till year´s end, ops for Empost

- Volga-Dnepr wants to add 12 AN 124-100 (purchase), 15 IL-76TD90WD (purchase) and 15 B747 (via lease) till 2015, LEJ is targeted as destination, has likely to do with DHL´s new Europe hub being set up there

- Cargo B Airlines (BRU-based) wants to start with 2 B747-200F in October, a third to be added in 04/08; plans to roll over to a more modern fleet around 2010, fleet size targeted 4 to 5 frames

- Connexus Air (BRU-based) wants to purchase 3 DC-10F and 3 B727-200F, destinations to be in West- and Central Africa
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RE: Cargo News - Several Fleet Plan Updates

Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:26 pm

Thanks for these news.
Adding to this Volga-Dnepr is planning to restart AN-124 production, with a new version, more economical engines, a 30 tons (!) higher payload and a longer service life upwards of 60.000 flight hours. So the designation AN-124-100 might not be right.

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