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Air Charters Express DC-8

Old 2nd Sep 2010, 22:30
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Originally Posted by ErwinS
ACE 9G-AED is currenly at MST undergoing inspection. Let's hope she is cleared to operate.
9G-AED was allowed to leave Maastricht for Iraq (ORSU): Picture

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Old 6th Sep 2010, 05:15
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Was yesterday at OST and saw 4 Meridian DC-8's stored outside. The 5th should be inside the old AMG hangar.
They still look in good shape. Hopefully they will leave soon to a new operator.

Anybody for more inside info on what will happen with Meridian and or the Eight's?
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 07:49
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Anyone know who the real owners are? Got a possible Airline that might want them.

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Old 9th Sep 2010, 09:15
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Hi all

Nice to see a proper aeroplane in LCA yesterday, the Saiflycargo '8. Is that going to be a regular run?
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Old 9th Sep 2010, 18:16
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Originally Posted by Limburg View Post
9G-AED was allowed to leave Maastricht for Iraq (ORSU): Picture
9G-AED operates on a different AOC than all the other 8s (9G-AXA-E), so it is NOT banned, latest info reveals that the owner even plans a C-check early next year!
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Old 10th Sep 2010, 01:45
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SAI 8 in LCA

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Hi, was that you who commented on the radio?
Yup, regular, tech stop
Cheers
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Old 10th Sep 2010, 06:28
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9G-AED is now operating under Air Charter Expess AOC! Can be seen here: short before departure to Sulaimaniyah, http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled-(Air-Charter/Douglas-DC-8-62AF/1776680/M/
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Old 10th Sep 2010, 07:33
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Does anyone who is inside or well connected know what is the latest plan at Meridian for the 63's, ?
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Old 10th Sep 2010, 11:30
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MTOGW.
Inside info from the 'frontline' is that the plan is to 'relocate' the operation to ACCRA.
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Old 10th Sep 2010, 12:23
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Good Luck To Them Getting Crews Now.
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Old 10th Sep 2010, 13:03
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There maybe a few relics laying around idle from the demise of MK, who flew DC 8's. Hopefully they have had other work since then.

Unusually in this case, the aircraft may have out lasted the crews!
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Old 20th Sep 2010, 14:22
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Will they ever fly? If not I have a possible taker for those 8's
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Old 21st Sep 2010, 15:53
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Give it a try at [email protected]

Who is the possible taker?
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Old 22nd Sep 2010, 13:26
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The email [email protected] does not work.

The following message to <[email protected]> was undeliverable.
The reason for the problem:
5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-"5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.
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Old 10th Nov 2010, 10:26
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Any up-date on their 'status' ??
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Old 10th Nov 2010, 13:17
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Try... MERIDIAN AIRWAYS
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Old 10th Nov 2010, 13:47
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Thanks for that 411A.
Still the nicest aircraft I ever worked on the old DC 8.
Wonderful, tough old beast.
I really miss them. Nice to know they're still around.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 22:25
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try Meridian?

Meridian AW lost its Ghanaian AOC! Its completely grounded. Good luck over there
(or do they already have a Zimbabwean instead?)
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Old 30th Nov 2010, 10:44
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9G-AXC

Meridien DC8 reg 9G-AXC was due to depart Ost this morning 10:00 to Accra.
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Old 30th Nov 2010, 12:51
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Great for the ones who work so hard. NOT HT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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