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Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Jan 2013, 09:43
Replies: 43
Views: 23,860
Posted By charter man

Rats leaving a sinking ship

I hear the Smiths have retired (baled out) from Avient last week, so the end must be nigh.....
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Dec 2012, 11:33
Replies: 43
Views: 23,860
Posted By charter man

The inevitable is nigh

Avient have just published their 2011 accounts (3 months late) and their auditors state their doubts as to the truth of the numbers provided, and concern as to whether the business can continue, one...
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Jan 2012, 15:30
Replies: 19
Views: 6,541
Posted By charter man

Would you care to justify that sunbird?

Would you care to justify that sunbird?
21st Nov 2011, 18:05
Replies: 167
Views: 87,397
Posted By charter man

The Final Frontier

Maybe it is ironic that Bruce Dickinson's Iron Maiden tour this year was called "The Final Frontier"?
Forum: Freight Dogs
1st Sep 2011, 14:20
Replies: 5
Views: 3,318
Posted By charter man

Libyan AN124

I saw a film report on BBC last weekend and there was a clear picture of an AN124 in the background and it appeared to be undamaged.
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Feb 2011, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 6,093
Posted By charter man

Z-BVT Maintenance

I have no doubt the Avient maintenance facility has been thoroughly checked out by the Zim CAA safety oversight team - unless they are still busy compiling the crash report in Shanghai?
31st Oct 2010, 15:13
Replies: 731
Views: 532,476
Posted By charter man

Connection

I am totally amazed that in today's speculative press, the obvious potential for a connection between the UPS crash and the recent events with bombs on board freighters has not been made so far. If...
9th Aug 2010, 10:17
Replies: 101
Views: 39,270
Posted By charter man

On a slightly lighter note, I recall a Monarch...

On a slightly lighter note, I recall a Monarch Britannia skipper using the codewords "roost birdies" for cabin crew (in canary yellow and all female) seats for landing....don't suppose you would get...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Jul 2010, 15:14
Replies: 28
Views: 10,854
Posted By charter man

Oh I don't know - look at the subjects of his...

Oh I don't know - look at the subjects of his previous posts......
Forum: Freight Dogs
29th Jun 2010, 08:47
Replies: 28
Views: 10,854
Posted By charter man

How ridiculous is this?

All of those owed money by MK will be astonished to learn that Michael Howard - who handled the 2006-2009 CVA - was one of the finalists at the Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2009 (yes really) in the...
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Jun 2010, 16:54
Replies: 28
Views: 10,854
Posted By charter man

MK demise

Here is a news report of the current state of affairs A TROUBLED airline at Filton owes over £70,000 to Bristol businesses and hundreds of thousands of pounds to staff, who have not been paid since...
Forum: Freight Dogs
29th Apr 2010, 17:39
Replies: 19
Views: 5,545
Posted By charter man

Zaab Air

No idea - company registered last October and address given as Building 577 Sandringham Road at Heathrow - which is where a load of airline cargo offices are I believe? Website is registered but not...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Apr 2010, 18:27
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

MK and Panalpina

Panalpina were MK's biggest (by far) client. They (Panlapina) have been under investigation for bribery for the past 2 years and as a result their traffic to Africa had dropped off dramatically. I do...
Forum: Freight Dogs
9th Apr 2010, 16:15
Replies: 6
Views: 5,135
Posted By charter man

MK Airlines

It has been confirmed that the CAA are withdrawing their AOC today and there will be an announcement from the company shortly.
We can only hope, for everyone's sake, that lessons have been learned...
Forum: Freight Dogs
8th Apr 2010, 09:01
Forum: Freight Dogs
7th Apr 2010, 12:52
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

Magma Aviation

I don't know what all the surprise is about - this is surely the worst kept secret for ever!
And what are Magma Aviation - is it just another reformed MK - in which case it will go in exactly the...
Forum: Freight Dogs
25th Mar 2010, 15:08
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

the CAA and MK's current bankers are all meeting with MK tomorrow

Maybe HMRC will join in as well, to discuss Mr Kruger's "non-dom" tax status?
Forum: Freight Dogs
18th Mar 2010, 19:39
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

VIP 727

I understand the Geneva trip was even more costly, as they had to pay Biggin 35k in outstanding fees before being allowed to depart!
The definition of insolvency is when a company is unable to pay...
Forum: Freight Dogs
11th Mar 2010, 14:43
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

Back to the thread

I can't see what difference it makes as to a poster's agenda. It is for the mods to judge whether a post is appropriate. Can we get back to the thread and discuss whether MK (or any airline) should...
Forum: Freight Dogs
10th Mar 2010, 09:30
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

Not immune to financial controls

MK (or any other airline, or any other company for that matter) is not immune from the financial controls of the government of their chosen "home".
Accounts have to be filed in a timely fashion by...
Forum: Freight Dogs
5th Mar 2010, 08:50
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

M......? Who was that then?

Wally Massimiani - a real gentleman who flew with Kruger (as F/E) in Affretair. Anyone know what happened to him?
Forum: Freight Dogs
25th Feb 2010, 18:25
Replies: 12
Views: 6,093
Posted By charter man

Avient in trouble again

I hear Avient have more problems - this time their second MD11 damaged on the ground in Nairobi.
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Feb 2010, 09:43
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

New 747F operation about to start with all these...

New 747F operation about to start with all these guys involved, first flight next week. Any creditors of MK watch out!
27th Jan 2010, 12:48
Replies: 272
Views: 134,444
Posted By charter man

Avient MD11 back in the air

Avient are back in the air with another MD11 - reg Z-BAT - ferried from MIA to LGG. One of the contributors on Freight Dogs say they are trying to recruit an experienced loadie instructor, this...
Forum: Freight Dogs
21st Jan 2010, 21:39
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

Aircraft seized

Jungle drums say an MK aircraft seized at Filton? Any word out there?
Forum: Freight Dogs
21st Jan 2010, 09:04
Replies: 196
Views: 81,331
Posted By charter man

Based or visiting?

How about checking Avient's website home page and seeing where their contact details are? There used to be a requirement to prove your "principal place of business" for operators using the EU but...
Forum: Freight Dogs
19th Jan 2010, 17:09
Replies: 196
Views: 81,331
Posted By charter man

EU registration

I have no doubt the CAAZ will be making use of the registration fees for Z-BAT to enhance their safety oversight procedures and to make sure there is no repeat of last November's crash:rolleyes:.
Is...
1st Dec 2009, 18:20
Replies: 272
Views: 134,444
Posted By charter man

Facts to consider

Wow guys - some raw nerves there.. I said they were facts to CONSIDER -not neccessarily what happened. My point is, never assume that everything is at is seems. If you have never checked the loading...
1st Dec 2009, 09:50
Replies: 272
Views: 134,444
Posted By charter man

Team work

Operating aircraft commercially requires a team of proficient professionals, both in the air and on the ground. We all rely on everyone to do their job properly. Some facts to consider.
It is not...
Forum: Freight Dogs
30th Nov 2009, 09:42
Replies: 196
Views: 81,331
Posted By charter man

Not missing the point

Foxy2600, your rant about the irrelevance of the country of registration is not well made. Statistically, 50 percent of accidents are caused by pilot error, 25 percent by mechanical failure and the...
Forum: Freight Dogs
28th Nov 2009, 17:01
Replies: 196
Views: 81,331
Posted By charter man

Another Halifax?

This is eerily similar to MK 747 at Halifax... let us hope that the Chinese investigators do as good a job as the Canadians in getting the facts right. The most positive outcome of Halifax was...
24th Nov 2009, 13:19
Replies: 209
Views: 96,752
Posted By charter man

"If you flex or bend a piece of metal long and often enough, it will fail".

This aircraft - whilst with Nile Safari operated KRT-JUB many many times with no fuel in JUB and therefore would have been subject to perhaps more than it's fair share of overweight landings (and...
Forum: Freight Dogs
9th Nov 2009, 14:12
Replies: 196
Views: 81,331
Posted By charter man

When will these fuel companies every learn ?

I'm sure World Fuels will give them credit, they let MK have 3 million dollars worth before the administrator came in!
Any more news on the MD11F, seen in MIA last week - why isn't it earning it's...
Forum: Freight Dogs
27th Oct 2009, 18:48
Replies: 196
Views: 81,331
Posted By charter man

You have to give credit to Mr Smith

No you don't - and a lot of people won't, particularly owners of MD11's methinks...
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Oct 2009, 08:45
Replies: 300
Views: 138,813
Posted By charter man

Need more capacity

More capacity = more investment, where is that going to come from?
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