Pionair Australia BAe 146-300QT enters service for Qantas Freight

Pionair Australia has put its first BAe 146-300QT (E3150) into service, operating for Qantas Freight on an ACMI basis [FAT 005271]. The aircraft is mainly flying between Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL) and Launceston (LST). The Australian carrier previously confirmed to Cargo Facts that it had purchased three BAe 146-300QTs from Germany-based WDL Aviation earlier this year for growth. Unit E3150 was ferried to Australia […]

Pionair acquires three BAe 146 freighters from WDL

Australia-based Pionair has purchased German carrier WDL Aviation’s contingent of three BAe 146-300QT freighters, Pionair has confirmed to Cargo Facts [FATs 005144-005146]. The first aircraft (E3150, ex-ASL Airlines Spain) departed Cologne (CGN) last week and is making its way to Australia. Pionair told Cargo Facts that it expects unit E3150 to enter service within six […]

WDL Aviation plans launch of cargo operations in 4Q

Cologne-based WDL Aviation, an ACMI specialist owned by Zeitfracht Group, is set to begin freighter operations in November. WDL’s managing director told ch-aviation that it plans to use its freighters for ad-hoc cargo charters as well as long-term ACMI lease operations on behalf of other customers. Zeitfracht acquired the three ex-ASL Airlines Spain BAe 146-300QT […]
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