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GOCKY 10-16-2014 09:15 PM

UPS loses CDC contract to FEDEX?
 
I believe UPS has verbiage in their FOM or OPSPECS referencing Center For Disease Control (CDC) flights. In addition to that, I remember being informed that various warehouses in SDF are stocked with various supplies the CDC would need in certain unfortunate situations that could be loaded onto UPS aircraft and dispatched in minimal time.
If this is true, not only did UPS fail to win the USPS mail contract, but UPS also failed to retain an extremely lucrative contract that may be worth it's weight in gold in the coming weeks if/when CDC flights are activated.

Does anyone have any updated info on CDC flights?

The Walrus 10-16-2014 09:29 PM

They reported in the Memphis news today that Fedex was delivering equipment/supplies to Liberia.

gcsass 10-16-2014 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Walrus (Post 1747958)
They reported in the Memphis news today that Fedex was delivering equipment/supplies to Liberia.

I'm sure those are "A" team flights........

Rock 10-16-2014 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gcsass (Post 1747960)
I'm sure those are "A" team flights........

Cute purple hazmat suits....?

MeXC 10-17-2014 04:24 AM

Liberia? Ebola? Sounds like a 100th percentile, Reserve sitting schmo will get those trips.
Pandas and kilts are a different story.

UPSFO4LIFE 10-17-2014 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Walrus (Post 1747958)
They reported in the Memphis news today that Fedex was delivering equipment/supplies to Liberia.

Ummm yeah, you guys can fly that ****! We will stick to lithium batteries!

onetime 10-17-2014 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MeXC (Post 1747988)
Liberia? Ebola? Sounds like a 100th percentile, Reserve sitting schmo will get those trips.
Pandas and kilts are a different story.

Wolfpack won't touch these. Draft may not even work. Reserve callouts for sure.

frozenboxhauler 10-17-2014 09:32 AM

FedEx charters to West Africa??
 
Can't wait to see the photograph of the purple "haz-kilts" and the 777 with the giant ebola virus cell sticker slapped on to the side of the airplane!!
fbh

frozenboxhauler 10-17-2014 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MeXC (Post 1747988)
Liberia? Ebola? Sounds like a 100th percentile, Reserve sitting schmo will get those trips.
Pandas and kilts are a different story.

Right you are, Ken!
fbh

Raptor 10-17-2014 09:39 AM

What's the pairing information? Curious as to whom is flying it.

skypig 10-17-2014 10:03 AM

If I were leading a group of fine young animals such as ourselves :p

I'd be flying the very first evolution and ensuring the situation on the ground was safe for my pilots to conduct follow on flights.

Oooohrahhhhh GC Sass....

FDXLAG 10-17-2014 10:42 AM

Maybe CGN is finally getting that Africa flying.:eek:

NoKoolAid 10-17-2014 12:21 PM

Absolutely NO CHANCE I would entertain these trips.
Try to draft me ... NO.
Try to assign it to me on Reserve ... Sorry, I just threw up right before you called.

Fly the necessary freight to wherever necessary and within range, then throw it on a boat, then throw it on a train or bus.
Jeopardizing employees in the face of a lethal pandemic, without training or adequate gear is ludicrous.

Corporate malfeasance.

Flightmech 10-17-2014 12:39 PM

UPS loses CDC contract to FEDEX?
 
We only flew them MEM-LGG (Liege) last weekend. The "new" MD-11 operator Western Global then flew them into Monrovia, Liberia.

iarapilot 10-17-2014 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoKoolAid (Post 1748240)
Absolutely NO CHANCE I would entertain these trips.
Try to draft me ... NO.
Try to assign it to me on Reserve ... Sorry, I just threw up right before you called.

Fly the necessary freight to wherever necessary and within range, then throw it on a boat, then throw it on a train or bus.
Jeopardizing employees in the face of a lethal pandemic, without training or adequate gear is ludicrous.

Corporate malfeasance.


Sorry, your call just made me throw up. ;)

cougar 10-19-2014 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GOCKY (Post 1747953)
I believe UPS has verbiage in their FOM or OPSPECS referencing Center For Disease Control (CDC) flights.

Neither document has reference to CDC flights.

GOCKY 10-21-2014 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cougar (Post 1749555)
Neither document has reference to CDC flights.

Upon further review CDC is not mentioned in UPS FOM or OPSPECS. However one current controlled document discusses how UPS Airlines is a participant in the the VA stockpile program and at the option of the CDC, will operate flights carrying prepackaged medical supplies throughout the US.
It appears this document needs to be updated since UPS is no longer a "participant".

Forty5N 10-21-2014 08:58 AM

Do drama queens wear purple?

AerisArmis 10-21-2014 11:48 PM

"FedEx leveraged its global network of logistics expertise to move the supplies by truck and by plane from the United States to Europe as part of a special donated shipment. From there, the shipment was moved to its final destination in Liberia."

My guess is that the supplies were consolidated in CGN or CDG and then flown to Liberia on a third party aircraft.

Deespatcher 10-22-2014 02:15 AM

You'd think without that pesky CDC requirement we'd free up resources and not need Cathay to fly a freighter of Apple stuff into KSDF this morning.

Flightmech 10-22-2014 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AerisArmis (Post 1750991)
"FedEx leveraged its global network of logistics expertise to move the supplies by truck and by plane from the United States to Europe as part of a special donated shipment. From there, the shipment was moved to its final destination in Liberia."

My guess is that the supplies were consolidated in CGN or CDG and then flown to Liberia on a third party aircraft.

We flew an MD-11 charter MEM-LGG (Liege, Belgium) and it was taken on to Monrovia Liberia by another (new) US MD-11 operator, Western Global Airlines.

Laughing_Jakal 10-22-2014 08:45 AM

Hopefully we told them they can just keep the pallets and cans

MX727 10-24-2014 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flightmech (Post 1751189)
to Monrovia Liberia by another (new) US MD-11 operator, Western Global Airlines.

I predict rapid movement up the seniority list there. :(

ArcherDvr 10-24-2014 08:45 AM

Couldn't you like take two crews, fly it to Europe, take a rest period. Then you could fly it to Africa, unload it, and get the heck out of there that same day?


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