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Germany’s New USC Airline Obtained Air Operator’s Certificate 

Germany's New USC Airline Obtained Air Operator's Certificate 

The country’s civil aviation authority has granted an operating permit to the German carrier Universal Sky Carrier, which intends to begin offering freighter flights.

According to reports, the airline will begin operations with just one Airbus A340-300, MSN646, which is now being hauled out of “parking condition” and will be ready by the end of the week. In the coming weeks, an A340-600 should arrive. The two aircraft will first be made available for wet-lease and charter operations.

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The MSN646-registered aircraft was first delivered to South African Airways in 2005 before being purchased by USC the previous year. A second A340-600 variant, MSN557, will soon be delivered to USC. The airline has obtained several A340s for purchase.

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USC will initially be active in the wet lease and charter markets. 38 business class seats and 215 economy class seats are available on the A340-300. However, the airline also intends to equip several of its A340s as freighters. This will be made possible by the Navis PTF modification offered by the UK-based Avensis Aviation, which has a full-size main-deck cargo door.

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The USC A340-300 has excellent capabilities for both passengers and freight. It efficiently covers diverse routes with a maximum range of 13,500 kilometres. The interior comfortably seats 253 passengers in 215 Economy Class seats and 38 Business Class seats. With a maximum cargo capacity of 53,000 kilogrammes, the aircraft’s cargo adaptability is impressive.

The cargo hold can be designed to accommodate 9 Passenger Main Deck Containers (PMC) and 2 Passenger Aft Lower Deck Containers (PAJ), meeting a variety of logistical requirements. This aeroplane offers a comprehensive solution for seamless travel and efficient cargo transportation.

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