Avient adds MD-11F to fleet

CARGO airline Avient is to take delivery of its first MD-11 freighter tomorrow. The ex- Varig Log aircraft is currently stored at Miami and will be delivered to Avient’s operations in Liège on 18 November. It will then enter service operating charter flights from Asia to Europe in December.Avient has said that it plans to upgrade its existing fleet of DC-10-30 freighters with the MD-11Fs. Originally, chief executive officer, Andrew Smith, told Air Cargo News this time last year that, the company would replace the MD-11s with A330s.However, following Avient’s abrupt departure from Vatry to Liege in September, the company now says that the MD-11’s increases capacity, payload and range over the DC-10 make it an acceptable substitute.

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