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Avient making headlines again

Old 10th Nov 2009, 20:42
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Take a look at their website. Avient Limited Specialising in Air Cargo to Africa and the World. Looks like they have it.
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Old 16th Nov 2009, 19:25
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Rumour has it that the Avient MD-11F will be delivered to Liege on the 18th of November 2009. Let's wait and see...
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Old 17th Nov 2009, 12:22
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The Avient registered IL-76 has now ben parked up in Fujairah for over a month now, maybe on maintenance or they have finished with it??
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Old 17th Nov 2009, 12:32
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The Avient registered IL-76 has now ben parked up in Fujairah for over a month now, maybe on maintenance or they have finished with it??
It was close to major servicing required so perhaps it's finished, probably cheaper to replace, if required, than service.
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Old 17th Nov 2009, 19:10
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Maximum extendable life limit has finally expired. This was one of the first T models ever built but exceptionaly well maintained while it was in Avient's service.
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Old 17th Nov 2009, 19:44
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In fairness, it was a credit to the crew - who appeared to look after it.

When I had a look around it, it was pretty immaculate - even more guys looking for work I imagine though.
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 06:58
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MD11 doing Asia - Europe ?

AirCargo News says the new MD11 will operate between Europe & Asia. So not replacing an existing DC10 but adding to the fleet instead ?

Avient adds MD-11F to fleet :: Air Cargo News :: The World's Best Read Air Cargo Newspaper
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 07:51
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Well, in honour of the old lady, taken in Benghazi last year:-
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 11:29
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SMJ123F

SMJ123F due to dep KMIA 00:10UTC 19Nov and arr EBLG 08:30UTC 19Nov
Aircraft reg Z-BAV.
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 13:57
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Aircraft still in Miami. Probably rectifying a few snags prior to ferry flight. This aircraft was parked up for a long time after the demise of Varig Log so I wouldn't expect it to be that reliable for the first few months of operation. Also Commercial Jet in Miami (the maint provider) is not exactly a KLM or SR technics !
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Old 20th Nov 2009, 16:09
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Lambrettaman - I hear the MD is still in MIA any news or update when she is due to fly out?
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Old 23rd Nov 2009, 07:59
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It's now flying between Liège and Hong-Kong it seems
Avient is expecting a second MD11 for the begining on 2010
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Old 23rd Nov 2009, 08:05
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MD11F Z-BAV is up and running. It just landed in Liege again as SMJ374F from Shannon. Mode S was showing something completely different. Crew had a clear Portugese accent, most likely they stayed with the aircraft as it migrated from Brazil
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Old 24th Nov 2009, 16:22
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Good luck

Good luck to all at Avient - met these chaps and a super bunch. It takes guts to look forward in these hard times - it's all too easy to give up and throw everything and everyone on the scrap heap - the new bird is a credit. Here's to happy flying.
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Old 25th Nov 2009, 06:46
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Goes To Show!!!

Never believe anything you hear and read. Best of luck to Avient.
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Old 28th Nov 2009, 02:20
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Avient MD11 down ?

Singapore Straits Times says a MD-11F registered in Zimbabwe crashed on take-off at PVG. Four accounted for, three missing.
How many MD11Fs are on Zimbabwe register ?
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Old 28th Nov 2009, 04:03
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Wow, less than a week in service before written off. Me thinks this is the
end for Avient.
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Old 28th Nov 2009, 05:30
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Trust that the world will now sit up and pay attention.

Is the Zimbabwean CAA type rated to register, certify, regulate and oversee MD-11's, DC-10's, and IL-76's.

Also time for the world and especially the EU to question why Avient fly on a second-rate degenarated to third world standard registry of convenience, but are allowed to base themselves in and operate permanently in and out of Europe.

Why the European Union allowed the two ex-DAS DC-10's to operate like this based and flying in and out of Europe, if because of their age and condition they were banned when flying for DAS.

Regret to say, this was coming. Post your real name and address before attacking someone by name. CR2.

Condolences to families and friends, and may crew RIP.
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Old 28th Nov 2009, 08:02
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Seems as though Z-BAV overran runway 35R (4000 meters/13123 feet long) on take-off and burst into flames.

Crew were taken to local hospitals, where three died. Three of the survivors received minor injuries, the fourth received serious injuries but is in a stable condition.
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Old 28th Nov 2009, 11:27
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The Americans are comming!
Tragically correct, and going . . .

US sources (Washington Post) are quoting that the MD11 flight crew killed were all Americans.

Condolences to all concerned.
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