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Re: Air Cargo Germany's 747's (ex-Martinair) suddenly ground

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ACG Air Cargo Germany has announced that it has suspended all of its cargo operations with immediate effect as of Thursday, April 18 for the time being. According to a statement by CEO Michael Schaecher posted on ACG's website the suspension of services is only temporary with the airline and its shareholders currently reviewing a solution.
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Re: Air Cargo Germany's 747's (ex-Martinair) suddenly ground

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Weren't those 2 planes leased from Martinair?
I could be wrong.

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Nozem wrote:Weren't those 2 planes leased from Martinair?
I could be wrong.

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Yup, D-ACGD (ex PH-MPP) parked at FRA since 18 April. D-ACGC (ex PH-MPQ) is parked at Hahn since 11 April, also painted all white prior to return to lessor*
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It was already mentioned that both frames would leave the ACG fleet this year as Air Bridge would shift two of their B747-400s to them (as they want to make space for their B747-8F) it remains interesting to see if they will return to Martinair or if they will move straight back to their lessor as I can understand that MP doesn't need these Jumbo's.
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They are damp leased from Martinair so they will go back to Martinair. If MP has an agreement they will go back to the lesssor. If not, they will go straight to the desert for storage.

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I saw D-ACGC on the 8th of April 2013 @ PEK, being pushed out of the hangars between T2 and T3. Why was it over there? Just to be painted white? Or maybe going to operate for a chinese carrier?
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Or perhaps just a C-check plus paint in preperation for phaseout?
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76-er wrote:Or perhaps just a C-check plus paint in preperation for phaseout?
C-check shortly before phaseout? Now that's a waste of money!!! (unless she can be sold ofcourse....).
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Quite a common procedure at the end of a leasing period.
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Re: Air Cargo Germany's 747's (ex-Martinair) suddenly ground

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76-er wrote:Quite a common procedure at the end of a leasing period.
It's a matter of how you interpret 'phase out' I guess...... :roll:
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Re: Air Cargo Germany's 747's (ex-Martinair) suddenly ground

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If the aircraft were delivered to ACG with a recent C-check it would be reasonable that ACG would deliver them back with a recent C-check as well. Could be part of the leasingcontract between Martinair and ACG.
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mac wrote:If the aircraft were delivered to ACG with a recent C-check it would be reasonable that ACG would deliver them back with a recent C-check as well. Could be part of the leasingcontract between Martinair and ACG.
Which is not going to happen ofcourse as long as there's no money at ACG. :wink:
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Re: Air Cargo Germany's 747's (ex-Martinair) suddenly ground

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I get your point. But both BCF-aircraft were scheduled to leave the ACG fleet anyway. One was planned to return in May this year and that one could already had his C-check done including a nice colorful paint scheme called white.
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ACG has applied for its own bankruptcy.

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Re: Air Cargo Germany's 747's (ex-Martinair) suddenly ground

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MPQ in all white:

http://hhnforum.forumb.biz/t4590-pics-04052013

Spotted yesterday.
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