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cougar15
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RE: BA Cargo Exit Freighter Venture, Return 747-8F

Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:33 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 49):
Not sure if TNT would win that.

Still second biggest in the EU after DHL in Air Volumes (which, coincidentally is why UPS so badly wanted to take them over before the EU sayed ´no´) but let me not drift off the subject any further, I feel real sorry about the GSS Guys as a result of this.
I had the pleasure of heading down a motorway near Cologne/CGN recently , when the GSS/BA 748 came in for a landing, that was one Magic looking bird on finals in those BA Colours with the mightly engines! Hope Mainline (BA) puts some thought to all the poor GSS Crews that served them well for years!
some you lose, others you can´t win!
 
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RE: BA Cargo Exit Freighter Venture, Return 747-8F

Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:42 pm

I wonder what this cancellation will do for Atlas. For a while, they had a tough time finding work for the 744Fs they got back from GSS when the 748Fs arrived on property. If anything, the timing might not be too bad, between the disappearance of Evergreen, the bankruptcy of World's parent and the expected split in Cargolux's fleet...

Quoting cougar15 (Reply 50):
Still second biggest in the EU after DHL in Air Volumes

Second that. If 3 and 1/2 there is to be in Europe, it clearly is DHL, TNT, UPS and FedEx, and even then, 1/2 is a bit generous for FedEx given than it has less than half of UPS' volume, air or ground.

Quoting 1400mph (Reply 48):
I non-revved on that last year !

Did you stand on the edge of the road with your thumb up?
 
 
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RE: BA Cargo Exit Freighter Venture, Return 747-8F

Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:50 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 41):
you mean Panalpina?

He probably said PAC as in Polar Air Cargo but I doubt they have the cash as even Atlas fly their own metal on some scheduled Polar routes.

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