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.
I have been informed over this last week that TNT parked its final Airbus A300 'Classic' Freighter @ MHV in December 2009. Recently Air Atlanta Icelandic Airbus A300-605F aircraft began appearing on the LGG-BFS weeknight rotation which operates via EMA. There appear to be two aircraft operated in a plain white c/s and I for one will miss the aircraft they replace, a common sight @ EMA since 2001.
At the moment there is only one AAI A300-600 operating for TNT on the BFS-EMA-LGG-EMA-BFS run. The second aircraft is due to join TNT around the 21st of this month based in LIN, doing LIN-LGG-LIN sectors. regards clive.
I heard of a rumour about three 767's coming to TNT. Is that true?
TNT purchased two 767-200 aircraft which will be converted to freighters, they took an option on two more. Belgian CAA are currently certifying the planes. They will go online this summer and will be used on the East Midlands, Stansted, New York and Helsinki routes. The next two will be used to develop South American routes. Sao Paulo is rumoured to be a new destination when 767 #3 and #4 come online.
Initially the first B767 will be used on the LGG-EMA-BFS route The second will be on the LGG-JFK route (and replace the ABX 767) The third maybe should be used on the LGG-LIN or LGG-HEL route, or maybe Sao Paulo but there's nothing confirmed on the 3rd aircraft. The aircrafts would also be available for charters for other costumers during days or week ends.
It's not yet sure if they will be registered in Belgium, as the Belgium CAA is not very fast in registering aircrafts, but they are intended to be flown by their belgian crews.
Unions and management have reached an agrement, and will ask to pilots to work more (around 2 days/month) so they will not need to hire new pilots to fly the first 2 767s, internal promotion will be enough Intially the 767s will be flown by Parc or freelance pilots, to give time to TNT to train their own pilots.