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Old 16th Apr 2015, 05:15   #1 (permalink)
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Aerotrans Cargo

Hi,
They apparently have a B747-400BSF registered in Moldova with perhaps a second one on the way. There does not seem to be much information about them. I'm curious to know who is behind them, are they well funded, who do they fly for, do they have regular routes, do they have enough income to operate/maintain an expensive 22+ year old aircraft, who currently does their maintenance...?

The reason I'm asking is that I saw Direct Personnel advertising for EASA licensed maintenance staff.
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 08:18   #2 (permalink)
 
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They fly something like HKG-SHJ-OST-MRA

Actually they are (together with Pakistani's AHS B742's AP-BKS/BIO) all over in the Belgian press with there Belgium - Libya flights. Articles are in Dutch or French however see "Les biens à bord des avions vers la Libye sont contrôlés minutieusement" - 7SUR7.be
Just google.
By the way, anyone knows whereabouts op BIO, still in MJI? Damaged?
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 15:52   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the reply Hydroplane...
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Old 1st May 2015, 15:23   #4 (permalink)
 
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Stay away. Same construction as Eurex and the other short lived 747 ops in that area.
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Old 1st May 2015, 16:54   #5 (permalink)
 
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AHS Air is where?

Pakistani AP-BIO and AP-BKS seem to be of the planet?
In the meantime Moldova ER-BAM B744 is flying empty half the planet to Ostend to load doves, goats, sheep, horses, ducks, eggs, canaries and indeed Lama’s for the local pet shops in Benghazi and Tripoli. Makes economic sense. Can anyone explain?

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AP-BKS was still active until at least last March
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Old 19th May 2015, 18:06   #7 (permalink)


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ER-BAM this date at SHJ U.A.E.

ER-BAM I saw today, parked MX tarmac @ SHJ. VD Engineering working up in the Nose WW.
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Old 19th May 2015, 18:30   #8 (permalink)


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Mystery Headquarters ?

Oh Where Oh Where could that ATG Be...Oh Where ...Oh Where could they be....I just spent 90 minutes surfing the web for a contact...zero...nill...naught, came up scratch. The aircraft 19 May, is parked in Sharjah, UAE, undergoing NoseWheelWell MX...is a white whale only (ATG) ID Livery on Sec41, ER-BAM registry. apparent IATA code ATG...I plugged this into the IATA website...BLANCO ! I'm also curious where the contacts are and thier Base...Maybe its legit...I'll cruise by and try tomorrow and see if I can scrounge out some good info...everyone take care...DC862 over & out 4 now.
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Old 19th May 2015, 20:47   #9 (permalink)
 
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HQ

Try address : MD 2026, RM, mun. Chisinau, bd. Dacia 60/5, of.115 Moldova.
No website but a registered domain by
a Mr Scemeliov Mihail.
Contact: [email protected]
You haven't been Googling and looking very well, it now has a (small) logo painted on.
Don't take pictures over there, else you're in (jail).
Give some water to the doves,
goats, sheep, horses, ducks, eggs, canaries and indeed Lama’s that might be o/b.

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Old 24th May 2015, 14:43   #10 (permalink)


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Thank You Captain: er um Sir, whoever you R........

Hello Hyroplane...
Thanks for the info...Yesterday 23 May...ER-BAM was parked on the SHJ Cargo Ramp Ready Line with Belly Doors open, waiting for upload...check my signal, I mention the small logo...but differant terms...['is a white whale only (ATG) ID Livery on Sec41'] and for everyones info, do not take pictures at Military Air Base here, I live here almost 3 years and photos at Sharjah are OK just do not press your luck, also I spot all the time off Route 311 at DXB...no problem there either...the clowns that got arrested where taking pictures at the Military base area...this is a No No...

Now for some trivia...next too ER-BAM @ SHJ was The Newest Classic,
B747-281F(SCD) FIN: 886 SN: 25171 REG: 4L-MRK Op: TZS
She's a real Beauty, the last Series 742 off the Manuf. line
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Old 26th May 2015, 10:55   #11 (permalink)
 
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Try address : MD 2026, RM, mun. Chisinau, bd. Dacia 60/5, of.115 Moldova.
Hahaha... Airline registered at summer cottage in rural area
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Old 17th Jun 2015, 10:40   #12 (permalink)
 
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This beast flew from Doncaster (UK) to Tripoli this morning. I know appearances can be deceptive but when it arrived in DSA it looked about ready for the scrapheap. Talk about patchwork.
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