Sunday, January 16, 2011

Centurion Cargo at Miami International Airport (MIA/KMIA)

MD-11(F) (48461/475) N950AR displays small SkyLease II markings just behind the forward entry door. Originally delivered to China Eastern Airlines Cargo on November 4, 1991 as B-2170.

MD-11(F) (48429/500) N984AR rolls for take-off on Rwy 9 on a lovely afternoon. The aircraft was originally delivered to Alitalia as I-DUPO "Niccolo Paganini" on July 17, 1992. It was re-reistered on June 9 , 2005 to EI-UPE.

MD-11(F) (48430/508) N985AR is captured on short final to Rwy 9 on a simply gorgeous afternoon in South Florida. The aircraft was delivered to Alitalia on August 17, 1992 as I-DUPU "Antoni Vivaldi."

MD-11(F) (48426/468) N986AR is seen resting on maintenance prior to delivery to Centurion Cargo. It wore Douglas registration N9020Z during its pre-delivery test flight certification, but when delivered to the Italian carrier on March 27, 1992 it wore I-DUPA "Teatro alla Scala." On November 17, 2004 the aircraft was re-named "Gioacchino Rossini" and later on in May 2005 converted to an MD-11(F) and re-registered as EI-UPA.
(Photos by Michael Carter)

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