Freight DogsFinally a forum for those midnight prowler types who utilise the unglamorous parts of airports that many of us never get to see. Freight Dogs is for pilots and crew who operate mostly without SLF.
The aircraft is sitting on the tarmac in Al Ain, where it has been for a couple of months, engines and gear all wrapped in plastic - don't think it is going anywhere soon. Still painted with PH rego. 3 A300's also parked - they flew a few flights last week but seem to be back in mothballs again
crew shortage is one among other reasons. No business plan, the boys doing the work (except the dispatchers) are all non-airline background. Good opportunity being run down by a "poor" investor. What wud u do if you were a billionaire ??
Well am not sure who were the people seen at the airport canteen, but from what i heard is that they have 3 sets of operational crew on B4s and know atleast one capt who recently did his sim in Miami for 747. Also that they are operating 3 weekly AAN-BEY-ORY flights with increase in freq after they get their first batch of ground class done.
Shenzhen based Uni-top has been talking about their own certificate for at least 4.5 years now. They have used some Philippine airline certificates in the past, as the ACMI's they used didn't have the route rights. If you don't subscribe to Climbto350, WASINC will be doing the hiring and they say Uni-top will acquire 3 - 747-200's the end of this month. They also go on to say the employment package has not been fully completed yet, but it will be 'competitive'. IMHO. if after all these years (at least 4.5), they must be serious.
The 747 is starting to look very sad. the plastic engine covers and wheel wraps are in tatters after the last couple of Shamals. no sign of movement. A300's doing occasional night flights to Beirut. No crews available ?? Rumor of moving base to Iran ??
Yup, as far as i know, 4 set currently under training in CVG, expected to report Al-Ain for line training and flying by end of September. Next batch (i think also of 4 set, but not sure) to start training immediately after these first 4 leave cincinnati. BTW 747fanatic, do you know the days of operations for orly flights and how these flight s are doing (interms of payload)? HJM
Cuz i ve send cv 2 times to firstname.lastname@example.org,but no news bad or good in spite of i ve 1500 hours on A300 B4 and currently flying on this type.I would like to talk to chief pilot but i could not get through him.Is the e_mail adress correct? Anyone got info? Appreciated ...