25th Jul 2011, 16:25
Hainan Airlines to invest in Turkish cargo carrier ACT | ATWOnline (http://atwonline.com/airline-finance-data/news/hainan-airlines-invest-turkish-cargo-carrier-act-0722?)
Wonder what happened to the two 744BDSF they were getting.
14th Aug 2011, 21:30
Hainan will start freighter operations with three used 744F next year to Istanbul, ACT flying freight onwards for them to Europe and Middle East with their A300s, additional 747s in the future will be placed with ACT.
23rd Aug 2011, 15:40
Meanwhile ACT have recieved their fist 744BDSF ex-ANA still in basic NH livery, these have nothing to do with the Hainan deal, or do they? İKİ AY RÖTARLA TÜRKİYE’DE - AirportHaber (http://www.airporthaber.com/iki-ay-rotarla-turkiye-8217-de--34469h.html)
13th Sep 2011, 14:44
Looks like Hainan do have a stake in this http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/TCACF.jpg
14th Sep 2011, 15:31
JAL and ANA both purchased -400's without winglets.
Is this one of those? :uhoh:
Anybody know what the fuel burn difference is long haul?
15th Sep 2011, 04:34
This is not a -400D. It was a regular -400 used on NH's long hauls and also had the stab tanks fitted. MTOW is 396,000kgs/875,000lbs
As part of the conversion stab tanks were deactivated. to -400BDSF MTOW was decreased to 394,000kgs/870,000lbs. And MZFW increased.
Winglet has simply not been fitted again, but will be before the A/C goes into revenue service.
21st Sep 2011, 08:00
I hear that ACT will get 5 -400 units and replace all B4 freighters with EA306s.
Rumours also has it that HNA group bought a big stake in MNG Technic which just recently received the approval for their EA306 conversion programme.