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Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:38 am

Now the more or less final dates are set for the DC-10 retirement. So the end for the next legend is near. In short: the last commercial flight will be in February, from DAC via London to the USA, presumably Seattle. In the US the last DC-10 will be handed over to a museum. Biman will receive it's next B777 during this event.

More can be read here (see interview):

http://www.austrianwings.info/2013/1...t-days-of-dc-10-passenger-service/
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:54 am

Quoting Ty134A (Thread starter):
In the US the last DC-10 will be handed over to a museum.

That's of course great to read. If that could be S2-ACR it would be even better since its the one that was ordered and built for FX before being converted to passenger and delivered to BG. And since l/n 1 & 446 have been broken up, that would mean the next to last DC-10 would be preserved, however in what livery ? This one ?


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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:10 am

Quoting Ty134A (Thread starter):
Now the more or less final dates are set for the DC-10 retirement. So the end for the next legend is near. In short: the last commercial flight will be in February, from DAC via London to the USA, presumably Seattle. In the US the last DC-10 will be handed over to a museum. Biman will receive it's next B777 during this event.

Am I correct in saying you believe the DC-10 will fly a one-off to LHR in February, on it's way to USA?
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:13 am

Quoting Ty134A (Thread starter):
the last commercial flight will be in February, from DAC via London to the USA,

Will the Dhaka - London sector be a revenue flight in which we can buy tickets?
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Quoting Ty134A (Thread starter):
More can be read here (see interview):
http://www.austrianwings.info/2013/1...vice/

Wow seriously, that is an excellent article providing lots of background info! A nice read, thank you for posting!

I'm very lucky to have done the Bangladesh trip 2 years ago, getting the DC-10, Fokker 28 and A310. Plus some various domestic flying in Bangladesh on airlines like GMG, Regent and the infamous "fake" United Airlines. Several of those in the cockpit jump seat. That was one enjoyable week and everything (flights, food, accommodation) was really cheap too. Great times!

To all of you who are still not sure: DO IT WHILE YOU CAN! This is the absolutely last chance to fly on the DC-10 in a realistic airline setting (those enthusiasts' charter flights you sometimes see in the USA or Europe might be nice, but they don't offer you that unique feeling of being 1 western tourist surrounded by 200 Bangladeshi construction workers)

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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Will the Dhaka - London sector be a revenue flight in which we can buy tickets?

Just what I was thinking... Although I'm more interested in the LON - SEA portion of that flight.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:44 pm

Hi all!

So far there is no actual date and no other information other than the flight being in Feb. from DAC via UK to the US. As to how those will be availiable or not, I don't know. Again, the best thing will be to contact Biman Airlines via their customer service, the will for sure answer. They answer every mail and are already used to thius form of inquiry.

By the way, their DC-10s are a great experience to fly on, with a really classic interior.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:17 pm

My last DC-10 flight was with Continental Micronesia many many many years ago. I really loved that plane! I may have to write to Biman to learn more about the final flying of their DC-10. What a great ride!!! (insert sad face now)
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:28 pm

I remember when 10 years ago, Biman was flying the DC-10 from BRU to JFK and back. This was a "tag-on" flight, a continuation of the flight from DAC to BRU. Biman had fifth freedom rights to fly BRU-JFK, in other words one could buy a Biman ticket to fly from BRU to JFK without coming from DAC.

I haven't flown on a DC-10 or MD-11 in the last 20 years of my life. Unfortunately I won't be able to fly on the final flight. To those who will be able to: have a good time.

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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:43 pm

The flight from DAC to London can be booked via internet. The date for this flight is not fixed though. It seems that this will be a normal, scheduled flight.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:03 am

If only they would do a final once around the world trip.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:37 am

Quoting darksnowynight (Reply 5):
Although I'm more interested in the LON - SEA portion of that flight

I'd be there with you on that sector if they sell tickets for it, maybe we can get enough inquires to BG they may try to get a one time 5th freedom flight LON-SEA?

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 7):
My last DC-10 flight was with Continental Micronesia many many many years ago

Me too .... how funny. SFO-HNL-LAX way back in the late 90s.  
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:41 am

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 12):
I'd be there with you on that sector if they sell tickets for it, maybe we can get enough inquires to BG they may try to get a one time 5th freedom flight LON-SEA?

Oh yeah, 100% serious there. Going to do some homework on this one. Even if it's only available DAC - SEA, I'm still seriously thinking about it. Occasions like that don't happen everyday...
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:57 am

Quoting darksnowynight (Reply 13):
Occasions like that don't happen everyday...

You're 100% right - in fact, this will be the LAST opportunity to fly a working DC-10-30

Unfortunately February isn't a good time for me. But when I go home in December, I'll try to snap up as many DC-10 pictures as I can. Hope BG will what a great following their old birds have ... and allow some creative marketing and/or ticketing options for the last flights.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:25 am

Wrote an email about 20 minutes ago to the CEO and already received a reply:

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Thank you for the email. The DC10 will be flying in to Birmingham or Manchester, not London, as we don't have traffic rights from London. Yes, we will have a few seats for sale to Seattle, which will be sold via our website. We don't yet have a date for this flight in Feb 2014.

Awesome! Hope it'll fit in to one of my two returns from Europe in February. One has to dream!
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:51 am

Quoting loveofflying (Reply 15):
Wrote an email about 20 minutes ago to the CEO and already received a reply:

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Thank you for the email. The DC10 will be flying in to Birmingham or Manchester, not London, as we don't have traffic rights from London. Yes, we will have a few seats for sale to Seattle, which will be sold via our website. We don't yet have a date for this flight in Feb 2014.

Awesome! Hope it'll fit in to one of my two returns from Europe in February. One has to dream!

I sense an Airliners.net gathering in the making. I may try to get the Dhaka - London sector.
Does this DC-10 have a first class or business class?
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:28 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Does this DC-10 have a first class or business class?

Biman's DC-10s are configured in Y314, so no Business or First available.
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:29 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Does this DC-10 have a first class or business class?

All their DC-10s are in an all economy-confguration. They normally do the flights for the Bangladeshi workers.

I have the pleasure to do a "daytrip" to DAC from AUH on 4th of November. My return flight will be on the DC-10!
Anybody here ready to join me?
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:37 am

Quoting Justman (Reply 18):
I have the pleasure to do a "daytrip" to DAC from AUH on 4th of November. My return flight will be on the DC-10!
Anybody here ready to join me?

Don't be too sure about that, right now. As you can see in the Austrian Wings report, and on data.flight24.com, the flights to Abu Dhabi are currently operated by MIAT B763 JU-1011, with only very few DC-10 flights in between.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:59 am

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 19):
the flights to Abu Dhabi are currently operated by MIAT B763 JU-1011

Thank´s for the info Skyeurope. On Biman´s flight status page a DC10 instead of 767 is shown again from October 28th. Strongly hope they don´t change that!
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:16 am

So only KL remain as the sole pax tri-jet operator.  crying   crying   crying 

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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:29 am

Quoting JFKL1011 (Reply 21):
So only KL remain as the sole pax tri-jet operator.

By the time Biman has retired their DC-10, KLM's MD11 will also be close to their end. Maybe a couple of months more, but the end is very near.

Now I challenge you all to book that MAN-SEA DC-10 flight, then return via YUL-AMS on KLM's MD11... now that would be an awesome itinerary!

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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:37 am

I've just looked up my last flight on a DC10. It was with BA and I got to see it 3 years ago having been converted to cargo with Arrow in Miami. I shall miss not seeing these great aircraft flying overhead.
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:13 am

Thankfully I had the chance to fly thrice in the BG DC10 earlier this year.

I still need to catch that damn KL MD11 before it's too late!
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:14 pm

Quoting loveofflying (Reply 15):

Wrote an email about 20 minutes ago to the CEO and already received a reply:

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Thank you for the email. The DC10 will be flying in to Birmingham or Manchester, not London, as we don't have traffic rights from London. Yes, we will have a few seats for sale to Seattle, which will be sold via our website. We don't yet have a date for this flight in Feb 2014.

Awesome! Hope it'll fit in to one of my two returns from Europe in February. One has to dream!

*does double take*

Oh hell yeah! I will move heaven and Earth to be on that one, what a trip - almost 10,000 miles on a DC-10 in 2014! I wonder if immigration etc... would be an issue if they are flying straight into Boeing Field?


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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:34 pm

My last DC10 was NW out of LGW, and the MD11 was AMS-AUA.
That MAN flight to Seattle looks very tempting, and four months to save up for it.  
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:48 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 25):
I wonder if immigration etc... would be an issue if they are flying straight into Boeing Field?

How about going through DUB for pre clearance? That would be cool!

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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:29 pm

Quoting JFKL1011 (Reply 21):
So only KL remain as the sole pax tri-jet operator.

Does World still fly MD-11's or, if so, only for military?
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:21 pm

Quoting cschleic (Reply 28):
Does World still fly MD-11's or, if so, only for military?

They still have three MD-11P, however I believe they are only used for military flights.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:09 pm

Quoting JFKL1011 (Reply 21):
So only KL remain as the sole pax tri-jet operator.

Except everyone who flies the 727, Tu-154, etc.  
Quoting loveofflying (Reply 15):
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Thank you for the email. The DC10 will be flying in to Birmingham or Manchester, not London, as we don't have traffic rights from London. Yes, we will have a few seats for sale to Seattle, which will be sold via our website. We don't yet have a date for this flight in Feb 2014.

Having managed to get the KLM MD-11 but expecting never to have a reasonable chance at the DC-10, I can say this is quite a surprise. I have no problem throwing money at a trip to England and back, but once the date is announced, how sure can we be that it will not be delayed, etc?
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:38 pm

I have flown the DC-10 on a couple of occasions and it seemed like I was jammed into the cabin. I really did not like it. It is sad to see an airliner complete its life cycle but the newer aircraft seem more comfortable. I will miss watching the DC-10 taking off but then I don't get to see it very often so I guess I won't really miss flying it.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:58 am

Quoting zululima (Reply 30):
Having managed to get the KLM MD-11

She's a beast...

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 22):
Now I challenge you all to book that MAN-SEA DC-10 flight, then return via YUL-AMS on KLM's MD11... now that would be an awesome itinerary!

Now that would be something...

Oh well, for me it will probably just be DY's 788 right from LAX...
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Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:10 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 22):
Now I challenge you all to book that MAN-SEA DC-10 flight, then return via YUL-AMS on KLM's MD11... now that would be an awesome itinerary!

Ohhhh how you are making me drawl!!!

I would give anything to be on that flight, but it would simply be impossible. I'm already booked on the final QF 737-400 flight in Feb, but that really is nothing to get excited about in comparison   
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:14 am

Quoting darksnowynight (Reply 32):

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 22):
Now I challenge you all to book that MAN-SEA DC-10 flight, then return via YUL-AMS on KLM's MD11... now that would be an awesome itinerary!

Now that would be something...


or even better; take the MD-11 back from SFO.

May be a bit early for the DY 788 from LAX; first flight is 1. of March.
 
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Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:31 am

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 7):
My last DC-10 flight was with Continental Micronesia many many many years ago.

I spent more than enough of my life aboard NW DC-10's. They certainly look very cool from the outside with that tail-mounted engine adding an extra-rakish look to the already space-age sleekness. As opposed to the 747's graceful beauty and elegant curves, the DC-10 exudes a more "sexy/hotrod" appeal, IMO. On the interior, I liked the feeling of openness in the cabin, something not even the 777 interior quite pulls off. The massive luggage bins were a nice touch, too. And they were designed before roll-aboards!

They were also incredibly noisy on the inside and not just during takeoff. That #2 engine mounted above the rear fuselage ensured that lots of engine noise was transmitted to the cabin through the airframe structure itself. The aft rows were especially noisy and to add insult to injury, the *wah-wah* beat frequency was especially bad back there. I also felt like the DC-10 pressurization system did especially unpleasant things to my sinuses/ears as opposed to other airliners, but that might have been all in my head.

I liked them for short flights, but for long flights I liked the 747 better.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 25):
Oh hell yeah! I will move heaven and Earth to be on that one, what a trip - almost 10,000 miles on a DC-10 in 2014!

I agree that there are features of the DC-10 that I'll miss, like the incredible droop of the trailing-edge flaps at max extension and the beautiful noise that the PW and GE engines of the era made. But I won't be going to Bangladesh just to fly one all the way to BFI.

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 26):
My last DC10 was NW out of LGW,

Might very well have been mine as well. In 2002. I remember vowing to take the BA 777 the next time I went to London...and I did!

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 22):
By the time Biman has retired their DC-10, KLM's MD11 will also be close to their end. Maybe a couple of months more, but the end is very near.

I never did get to enjoy an MD-11 flight. Or an L-1011. Pity.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:37 am

Quoting darksnowynight (Reply 32):
Oh well, for me it will probably just be DY's 788 right from LAX...

I think the most amazing part of your trip will be if your DY 788 leaves on time and doesnt go AOG  

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Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:48 am

Quoting eirik (Reply 34):
May be a bit early for the DY 788 from LAX; first flight is 1. of March.

Much like a dwarf with orthopedic shoes, I stand corrected. You're right, that just won't be possible then.

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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:39 am

Quoting zululima (Reply 30):
Having managed to get the KLM MD-11 but expecting never to have a reasonable chance at the DC-10, I can say this is quite a surprise. I have no problem throwing money at a trip to England and back, but once the date is announced, how sure can we be that it will not be delayed, etc?

Biman is now better with delays. I suggest that you monitor the flight status section on Biman's Webpage and get in contact with them once in a while. The best thing will be that you go to DAC (from the UK or Rome) and plan a two days overnight prior to your DC-10 flight via the UK. There are many fun things to do in Bangladesh, and if you get boored, just book some domestic flights. With the A310 and some other fun things still flying it would be a low cost fun thing to do. Other than that time in DAC give you enough buffer if there are any delays.

I highly recommend to go on the DC-10 if one can afford it, since theirs are so classic.... with their interior....

here some videos of my trip:

take off from Dhaka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac9SmEo670g
cabin view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGltO4YI2X0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky4Bxr6M_Is
landing in Hong Kong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHSdXXZp-h0
take off from Hong Kong, view from the flight deck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwVwOMgeCE

enjoy the videos and GO FOR IT!!!!! Tickets will be around EUR 800 at maximum going from Europe to Bangladesh and back. Probably you can book even for around 550...
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:12 am

Quoting zululima (Reply 30):
how sure can we be that it will not be delayed, etc?

You can't. That is the fun of travel, the not knowing if you will make your connection. I think you have to be realistic about the adventure you are embarking on. I wish you all the best and hope you can do it. It should be fun.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:42 am

Do I understand correctly, that this means the regular DC-10 flights will continue into February?
The schedules from Innovata show DC-10s well into next year...

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eirik
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:20 pm

According to Biman´s CEO it´s not yet certain that the US authorities will allow them to carry commercial passengers from UK to Seattle.
They won't know the exact date for the flights until the beginning of January. Booking for DAC-UK (and hopefully UK-SEA) can then be made via Biman´s website only.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:40 am

Quoting darksnowynight (Reply 13):
Oh yeah, 100% serious there. Going to do some homework on this one. Even if it's only available DAC - SEA, I'm still seriously thinking about it. Occasions like that don't happen everyday...

Absolutely, after the trip that I am on currently will leave me enough DL miles to get to the UK, so all I need is a couple nights hotel, then the plane fare back to the US on that BG DC-10-30, and my hop down to PDX.

Quoting loveofflying (Reply 15):
The DC10 will be flying in to Birmingham or Manchester, not London, as we don't have traffic rights from London. Yes, we will have a few seats for sale to Seattle, which will be sold via our website. We don't yet have a date for this flight in Feb 2014

I'd love to know now, but anyone, feel free to tell me if you find out, I'm in for sure.

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 26):
That MAN flight to Seattle looks very tempting, and four months to save up for it.
Keep watching that web page.

Maybe we can set up an e-mail tree .....

Quoting eirik (Reply 41):
According to Biman´s CEO it´s not yet certain that the US authorities will allow them to carry commercial passengers from UK to Seattle.
They won't know the exact date for the flights until the beginning of January. Booking for DAC-UK (and hopefully UK-SEA) can then be made via Biman´s website only

Really? it's just so amazing that it will be our government that will mess it up for airliner nuts, it's not like it would really detract from what passenger travelling from MAN/BHX to Seattle. It's only going to be us anutters.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:49 pm

Aircraft are marginal costs with wings.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:35 pm

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...december-leasing-a-mongolian-767#!

According to this posting, withdrawal date is 1st December.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:59 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 44):
According to this posting, withdrawal date is 1st December.

This is indeed the date that has been announced a while ago.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Quoting chieft (Reply 43):
Cabin picture:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Biman...d=99a0732c11145a9a28900b44ddc68470

wow - it's like travelling back in time! The last time I flew a BG DC-10 was back in 1996 ...

very neat despite the age, the abuse, and local management practices, I have to say ...  
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:07 pm

The official withdrawal date is December 1st, with one remaining airworthy and as backup until February 2014. I still think that HKG will see the DC-10 more often until final withdrawal in Feb. Which one it will be, I don't know. To me the coolest would be ACR, since it is named "New Era". How is that... the last DC-10 flying is called "New Era"....
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:50 pm

I am sad to see the graveyard at DAC/ZIA with those once-magnificent aircraft. I've seen one F-28 turned into a restaurant, and also the "New Era' airframe in the mud due to runway overshoot on RWY 14. Why can't I find an accident report for that aircraft S2-ACR ~1995-1997 I think .. .I was present at that site, and it was well publicized That aircraft was pulled out over a period of three days with air bags being inflated first.

Good material below, but found another gem: Internship report on 4 P's of Biman ...


Quoting Ty134A (Thread starter):
More can be read here (see interview):

http://www.austrianwings.info/2013/1...t-days-of-dc-10-passenger-service/
Up, up and Away!
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:58 pm

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 47):
The official withdrawal date is December 1st, with one remaining airworthy and as backup until February 2014. I still think that HKG will see the DC-10 more often until final withdrawal in Feb. Which one it will be, I don't know. To me the coolest would be ACR, since it is named "New Era". How is that... the last DC-10 flying is called "New Era"....

That was the only NEW frame Biman bought until then actually. Ershad was the president ... and we were all GAGA over Biman's brand new DC-10 (4th DC-10 at that time) ... mid 80s I think. Three decades later, its time has come  

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