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ACG Cargo Airlines Germany

Old 28th Aug 2009, 22:33
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Not as far as I know.
Please develop a bit if you know something more in case you know something.
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 09:50
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Hi All,

Anybody know how these guys are currently doing? We heard they had difficulties in TIP recently? Are they doing Schedule flights yet to China?

Appreciate any update, as have some guys looking to apply as F/O??

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Old 18th Sep 2009, 20:04
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Got some mail from their GSA today about planned flights HHN-BEY-DXB and HHN-MFM-HKG over this weekend. BEY/DXB seems to be regular weekly flt on Saturdays. No idea about load-factor on these
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 15:30
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ACG

How are these guys doing?

OB
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 16:12
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For info this bird was in Macau on the 18th of September when I flew in.
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Old 11th Oct 2009, 21:51
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Flights planned for next week HHN-ALA-PVG + HHN-DXB-PVG
As if it wasn´t enough capacity on Europe-PVG already available.
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 08:33
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dear cargodus. please tell us what they are flying from HHN via DXB to PVG??
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 11:56
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Fuel and crew
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 18:00
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Exactly my thoughts
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 21:40
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like cargo-b? look at it from the bright side, if on and off no other store would open in your village life would get predictable, wouldn't it? let's see what these guys are made off. give em a year and a half and then see what the grapevine says. brgds marvin happy
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 17:54
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Fuel & Crew

....I seem to remember a certain senior CargoB manager in BRU being interviewed in the flemish press about the sky high fuel price in mid 2008, if I remember correctly, he claimed that they could still make money with a crude oil price of $135/barrel operating B747 classics???

Perhaps volumes/yields were better then than the current market, however even at the time I considered this "wildly optimistic"!!!

I would like to know what type of pocket calculator he was using....I will put one on my Christmas list !

Best of luck to all at ACG, hopefully we may have turned the corner economically speaking.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 18:36
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ACG which is probably too small to fight against the big boys.
Fully agree. But this was predictable. One hasn't to be an Einstein to expect it.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 19:19
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one of their birds was in Doha this morning , to and from where I dont know

May the farce be with you

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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:20
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Good, that we have economical experts like you hetfield

I fly for ACG and if the business (hopefully) continues as it does at the Moment, you will hear the callsign "Loadmaster" a few years more.

I won´t post payload and other details... but let me put it this way. ACG is doing pretty well. Better than we all expected.

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Old 26th Oct 2009, 16:09
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I know that payloads don't mean anything. Guess what I ment by saying "other details"...
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 16:13
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@snoopy

Time will tell....

I give ACG a maximum of six more months.

Good luck anyhow
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 08:36
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Bl00dy He11 ! What an incredible buch of nay-sayers and doom-mongers we seem to have here!

Glass half empty, or what?

It's at times like these that we all need to have a positive attitude and be keen on making things work - especially a new, heavy-iron operator.

GO ACG! Good luck to you guys!
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 10:00
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Hey Zapper.

Trip Time is four to six days with three to four days off in between. At the Moment we do around 75-85 Blockhours a month, what is pretty nice, cos overtime pay starts at 60+ hours But I guess this will go down to 60 hours when they reach the crewfactor they want.

Most of the pilots don't live around Hahn, some guys commute in by plane, some drive 80km, 200km, or even 400km into HHN.

I have flown already for five different companies, ACG is my sixth, and it is the first one, where I really hope it stays in business until my retirement.

@CargoMatatu

Thanks mate. We all do our best, to keep it running
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 12:01
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@snoopy747
Hi there, I must say, I am impressed! 6 Companys in let´s say 8 years, wow! Now you are 33, and you hope your 6th Company will bring you thru to your retirement! Thats another 34 years!! Good luck!
Cheers MD11f
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 15:44
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Well, the other five are still in business. I just don't liked it there. ACG is really nice to work for, and it suits my personal situation best of all. Eight years was a good guess, but its twelve years now to be exact.
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