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#TSM adds three additional #MD83´s, ex-Iberia MD-88 for „Jet Plus America“

Mexican operator Aeronaves TSM ordered three additional conversions for the MD-83SF. The #MD80SF-fleet will grow to ten aircraft. Here is an article of ch-aviation:

Mexico’s Aeronaves TSM orders three more MD-83 P2Fs

In other news, one McDonnell Douglas #MD88 (ex-EC-FND) formerly belonging to Iberia, was ferried to Teruel airport prior to her long delivery flight to Venezuela. skyliner-aviation reports that this aircraft will belong to „Jet Plus America“ and the aircraft will be operated by „VOR Airlines“. Other sources say that this MD-88 will become part of Venezolana. The re-activitation of an ex-MD-80 of Iberia is a surprise due to the long storage after Iberia retired their last MD-88 in 2008.

Here is a photo:

Iberia MD-88


Aeronaves T.S.M takes additional MD-80SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced the 4th order for an MD-82SF freighter conversion from Aeronaves T.S.M. (TSM). The aircraft will be used for services on behalf of DHL.

Last #MD80 Of #SAS Leaves European Soil

As mentioned in the MD-80-Forum, on facebook and Twitter before, the last MD-82 of SAS (SE-DIR) left European soil for her last journey to the USA. This ends an important chapter in Scandinavian aviation due to the long association of the DC-9/MD-80/-90 with SAS Scandinavian Airlines.

#Fits #Aviation due to take delivery of first #MD82SF

Sri Lankan-based „Fits Aviation is due to take delivery of their first converted MD-82-freighter. Die auf Sri Lanka beheimatete „Fits Aviation“ steht vor der Übernahme ihres ersten umgerüsteten MD-82-Frachters.

Aeronaves TSM due to take first #MD82(SF), #AerSale ##MD90 ferried to USA

Aeronaves TSM is due to take delivery of their first converted MD-82(SF) shortly. Aeronaves TSM stehen vor der Übernahme ihres ersten umgerüsteten MD-82-Frachters.

One additional MD-90 of AerSale (ex HZ-APF/N969AS) was ferried from Saudi Arabia to the USA. Eine weitere MD-90 der AerSale (ex HZ-APF/N969AS) wurde aus Saudi Arabien in die USA überführt.

#FitsAir orders two #MD82Fs

Sri Lankan company FitsAir (FITS Aviation (Pvt) Limited) has ordered two MD-82Fs which will be converted by Aeronautical Engineers. Both aircraft were originally operated by Alitalia. The first MD-82 will be converted into a freighter in Miami/USA shortly.

Die in Sri Lanka beheimatete FitsAir hat zwei MD-82-Frachter bestellt, die von Aeronautical Engineers umgerüstet werden. Beide Flugzeuge stammen aus Beständen der Alitalia. Die erste MD-82 wird in Kürze zu einem Frachter in Miami/USA umgerüstet.


MD-82 N430AA was ferried to Miami/USA for conversion into a freighter for Aeronaves TSM. Ten Airways MD-82 (ex-9G-AEZ/YR-OTN) now operates on short-term lease for Bluebird Airways after the original assignment with Ghanian „Eagle Atlantic“ ended. The aircraft still wears the livery of Eagle Atlantic. Die MD-82 N430AA wurde nach Miami/USA überführt und soll zu einem Frachter für Aeronaves TSM umgerüstet werden. Die Ten Airways MD-82 (ex-9G-AEZ/YR-OTN) wird kurzfristig von Bluebird Airways eingesetzt, nachdem der Einsatz bei der Eagle Atlantic aus Ghana vorzeitig endete. Das Flugzeug präsentiert sich weiterhin in voller Eagle Atlantic-Bemalung.

Another #MD87 ferried from Europe to the USA for conversion as water bomber

MD-87 EC-FFI (originally delivery to Iberia and later operated by Spanair) was ferried from Oslo via Keflavik to Bangor. This plane will be converted to a water bomber as part of the fleet of Erickson Aero Air. Die MD-87 EC-FFI (einst an Iberia ausgeliefert und später bei Spanair im Einsatz), wurde von Oslo über Keflavik nach Bangor überführt und wird in den USA zu einem Feuerlöschflugzeug der Erickson Aero Air umgerüstet werden.

Kenyan #Astral Aviation plans to take three MD-83(F)s

Kenyan DC-9-freighter operator Astral Aviation announced plans to replace their two DC-9Fs with three MD-83(F)s. The first converted MD-80 will probably be delivered in January 2014 with two additional MD-83(F)s during 2014. Die kenianische Astral Aviation hat angekündigt, ihre DC-9-Frachter durch drei MD-83-Frachter zu ersetzen. Eine erste umgerüstete MD-83(F) wird wahrscheinlich im Januar 2014 ausgeliefert und zwei weitere MD-83(F) im Verlaufe des Jahres 2014.

#Aeronaves TSM to become next customer for #MD80-freighter

Mexican DC-9-cargo operator „Aeronaves TSM“ plans to add three MD-82-freighters to their fleet. Der mexikanische DC-9-Frachtbetreiber „Aeronaves TSM“ plant die Einführung von drei MD-82-Frachtern.