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Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:31 pm

Today, skyliner news reports that one of the company's six MD-11F has been ferried to MZJ for storage. So how is the company doing ?


MD11F 48495/ 461 N951AR Sky Lease Aero ferried 08feb13 MIA-MZJ for storage ex B-2171


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bhmdiversion
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:10 am

I have a friend who works for them and will post what he says tomorrow.
 
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:08 pm

Aircraft sent to MZJ for heavy check. They have 2 others in check right now with 2 operational.
 
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:31 pm

It looks like they're only operating for Centurion these days, have all their own flights ended?
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:44 pm

N987AR rotated out of MZJ the day after.
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 2):
Aircraft sent to MZJ for heavy check. They have 2 others in check right now with 2 operational.

Thanks for that. Skyliner has since changed the data from storage to heavy maintenance. I prefer this than having another MD-11 parked.

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 4):
N987AR rotated out of MZJ the day after.

Yes, and it's a Centurion aircraft.
 
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:46 pm

Incidentally, I know that they "bent" N988AR in Sao Paulo on 13 October 2012, and on 28 November 2012 it was under repair.

Please can anyone confirm that it is now flying again.

Many thanks.

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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:48 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 6):
Please can anyone confirm that it is now flying again.

Still on repair in VCP. Last I heard was that the aircraft is being prepared for a ferry flight to GIG, where they will perform permanent repairs.
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:45 am

From what I was told, the VCP aircraft is going to be stripped of parts? Also, the flight schedule for CWC and KYE are constantly updated, and changed. If the route needs to be flown by Centurion, they will fly the trip and allocate KYE to a different route.
 
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:08 pm

BasilFawlty

I have been told that N988AR is to be parted out, and is being replaced by N987AR.

I have been given this in confidence. So I can not reveal the source, (sorry about that).

David
 
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:53 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 9):
I have been told that N988AR is to be parted out

It was first said that it would indeed be broken up, but since it has been reported that it was being repaired.

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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:05 am

Are the two birds sitting on the Northside of Miami the ones in maintenance, or ones in service?
Seemingly not moved for a couple days.
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:46 pm

Talking with a friend today I was told that Skyleases OTP for the military is so horrendous that they have been kicked out of the AMC program for the rest of the fiscal year. Anyone able to shed some truth on that one?
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RE: Sky Lease Cargo - What's The Situation?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:46 pm

I know they did an AMC charter to Baku 2 weeks ago... Was this something recently discussed?

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