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Freight Dogs Finally 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.


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Old 27th Apr 2012, 07:29   #1 (permalink)


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Another bird dies

I hear tell a small freight company in DXB is no longer what it was, and maybe no more. This always had to hapen, gien the 1950's management style.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 08:04   #2 (permalink)
 
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R.I.P. ...it was not that bad after all...
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 08:52   #3 (permalink)
 
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I know of some one who until very recently was working there. Have seen/heard these guys fly around in DXB airspace quiet often in the nights. Heard the shutting down owes to poor management policies . Am sorry for the guys who lost their jobs and also sorry if I flashed my lights on you guys at the other end of the holding point while lining up - I didnt realise there was an aircraft on the other side .
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 11:31   #4 (permalink)
 
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Sorry

Apologies for my stupid question. Which small airline are we talking about ?
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 14:15   #5 (permalink)
 
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Very sad to hear that. Been there for 3 long years and every time I taxi past their aircraft or hear the callsign remember the good old times.
We had lots of fun, great bunch of guys, I hope all will find new jobs soon...
But heard as well its not over yet, there still might be some hope?
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 03:57   #6 (permalink)
 
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What's the name of the co?
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 07:54   #7 (permalink)
 
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Need to know basis - it's a need to know basis.....
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 08:19   #8 (permalink)
 
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F___ Express Cargo Air..
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 16:32   #9 (permalink)
 
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 16:33   #10 (permalink)
 
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The smart money is on.............. FLAMINGO EXPRESS.

"Who needs BROWN when you can get some PINK" I believe was their motto.
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 21:23   #11 (permalink)
 
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That's a shame, did 3 years there, enjoyed my time on the b1900, hope they get saved.
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 00:43   #12 (permalink)
 
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Is this cargo airline closing down for real?

Hey all,


saw this post.
anybody has any more information if it is real or?
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Old 2nd May 2012, 17:27   #13 (permalink)
 
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Not closing down...

From a very reliable source I have heard its just some major restructuring going on.
Far from closing down.
There is a market for them here and it just needs some optimizing and adjustment.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 21:06   #14 (permalink)
 
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I think I saw their 1900 on GA (private aviation) Ramp in Jeddah this morning. Apparently they to DXB-RUH-JED (and back) run everynight. Will check it tomorrow morning again!
CBAFIL
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Old 4th May 2012, 22:31   #15 (permalink)
 
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No not immediately shutting down but about 10 pilots were laid off.
Operations downsized big time. Charter only from June.
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Old 5th May 2012, 18:38   #16 (permalink)
 
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user be aware

Dear all,
Please disregard all comments from "reliable sources". Sharksucker you are real sucker!
G-something you are apsolutely right, downsizing big time. After Jun only charters if anything.
Regards
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Old 5th May 2012, 18:58   #17 (permalink)
 
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What happened to their DHL contract?

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Old 5th May 2012, 19:10   #18 (permalink)
 
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I thought they had the Fedex contract? Didn't realise they were doing DHL work too. I used to fly 1900's for DHL out of Bahrain 4-5 years ago, but that was for a different contract operator.

Sad to here that they are battling.
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Old 5th May 2012, 22:33   #19 (permalink)
 
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What happened to their DHL contract?
Seems to have been renewed for 6 months and perhaps the only regular flight for them.. DXB-BAH-JED. This contract will sustain unless if DHL plans to operate their 72s to Jeddah ..
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Old 15th May 2012, 09:54   #20 (permalink)
 
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I think that it is FedEx who is the main contract. Falcon are FedEx in Iraq & Afghanistan.
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