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Which Cargo/Freight Airlines Does Formula 1 Use?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:08 am

With the Formula 1 season about to kick off in Melbourne, I am interested to know which freight/cargo airline do they use? Also what types of aircraft are used? With the 2nd race in Malaysia a week later, it must be an amazing logistical feat to do each race over the length of the season!!
 
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RE: Which Cargo/Freight Airlines Does Formula 1 Use?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:29 am

The logistics are provided by DHL freight forwarders, they charter various aircraft including An124 to fill the needs.

A freight airline would not have the resources to handle the circus.
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RE: Which Cargo/Freight Airlines Does Formula 1 Use?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:51 am

Here's a thread about the Austin race last year.

Formula 1 - Austin, Texas - Charter Flights (by 71Zulu Nov 7 2012 in Civil Aviation)

http://www.statesman.com/videos/news/f1-cargo-arrives-at-abia/vg8k7/

http://www.formula1.com/inside_f1/understanding_the_sport/5297.html

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=5894613&postcount=1255




A total of 6 B747s were used just for the equipment, Martinair, Cargolux and Atlas.

Here was some of the flights,
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/M...5/history/20121107/1531Z/EHAM/KAUS
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...4/history/20121107/0630Z/ELLX/KJFK
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...4/history/20121107/1620Z/KJFK/KAUS
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...3/history/20121109/1357Z/EGPK/KAUS
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...5/history/20121109/1454Z/EGPK/KAUS


After the race, they flew to Sao Paulo (except for CLX),

C A R G O
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...9/history/20121119/2115Z/KAUS/SBKP (SQ 744)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...7/history/20121119/1300Z/KAUS/MPTO (Cargolux 744)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...0/history/20121119/1600Z/KAUS/SBKP (Atlas 744)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...2/history/20121119/1900Z/KAUS/SBKP (Atlas 744)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...4/history/20121120/0005Z/KAUS/SBKP (Atlas 744)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...6/history/20121120/0200Z/KAUS/SBKP (Atlas 744)

C R E W
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...2/history/20121119/1525Z/KAUS/SBGR (UA B764)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...3/history/20121119/1655Z/KAUS/SBGR (UA B744)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/G...4/history/20121119/1650Z/KAUS/SBGR (Atlas 763)
 
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RE: Which Cargo/Freight Airlines Does Formula 1 Use?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:02 am

Usually 747s.

Some fly-away races involve more aircraft than others. Racing equipment is more or less the same whether it is Australia or Malaysia or Brasil, but what does vary greatly depending on the quantity and quality of locally sourced products is how much hospitality equipment is flown in.

I do believe absolutely everything was imported for the first Bahrain Grand Prix's Paddock Club, for example, down to the napkins, but not all of it came by air, of course.

Moving everything from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur by air in three days isn't that big a deal though. Much easier than having only 8 days to truck everything from Barcelona to Istanbul first, then Istanbul to Monaco with the mandatory stop at the factory.
 
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RE: Which Cargo/Freight Airlines Does Formula 1 Use?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Dhl is one option, personally it's a fantastic view.
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