Avient Limited (Avient Aviation) (Harare) was placed into administration (bankruptcy) on April 5, 2013. James Tickell and Carl Faulds at Portland Business & Financial Solutions were appointed joint administrators.
The administrators have selected new entity AV Cargo Airlines Limited which will operate three McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters.
Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner. Avient Aviation’s McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Z-BVT (msn 48410) is pictured at Zurich before it was grounded.
Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Ex-VARIGlog McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Z-BVT (msn 48410, ex N575SH/PR-LGE) departed Miami on delivery January 27. It is pictured arriving at the European base of Liege the following day.
Avient Aviation (Harare and Liege) has taken delivery of its second McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighter. Tragically the company lost the first (Z-BAV, msn 48408) on November 28, 2009 on takeoff at Shanghai.
Copyright Photo: Eddy Gual/www.air72.com. The new MD-11F is pictured at Miami as N408SH before it was delivered as Z-BAV on November 20, 2009.
Avient Aviation (Harare) took delivery on November 20, 2009 of its first McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (F) freighter registered Z-BAV (msn 48408, ex N408SH/PR-LGD). Today (November 28) the ex-VARIG airliner caught on fire on takeoff tragically crashed at Shanghai (Pu Dong). Three (of seven) American crew members died in the crash. The aircraft is destroyed.