Avient Aviation

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Avient Aviation
IATA
Z3
ICAO
SMJ
Callsign
AV AVIA
Founded 1993
Ceased operations 2013
Hubs Liège Airport
Sharjah International Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations 12 (scheduled)
Headquarters Harare, Zimbabwe
Key people Simon Clarke (chief operating officer)
Website [1][dead link]

Avient Aviation was an international cargo airline with its head office in Harare, Zimbabwe and its commercial center in the United Kingdom. The company was established in 1993 and offered scheduled and chartered flights to Africa, South America, Middle East and Far East and the Caspian region. Avient Limited was placed into administration on 5th April 2013, with flight operations taken over by AV Cargo Airlines Limited.[citation needed]

Corporate affairs[edit]

The company Avient Aviation had its head office in Harare, Zimbabwe.[1][2] It had its Continental Europe office on the property of Liège Airport in Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium. It had its United Kingdom office in Global House, Manor Court in Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9PY.[1][2] Its sales office is located in the United Kingdom office.

Destinations[edit]

As of September 2010, Avient Aviation offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:[3][4]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As of December 2010, the Avient Aviation fleet consisted of the following aircraft with an average age of 29.7 years: Both aircraft are grounded, currently at LGG airport, Belgium [5]

Avient Aviation fleet
Aircraft In Service
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 1
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (leased) 3
Total 4

As of 2013, the DC-10 has been sold, and one MD-11 (Reg.: Z-BVT / CN: 48410) is grounded in Zurich since March 2013 (as at April 29, 2014).

Accidents and incidents[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Avient Aviation Flight 324.

On 28 November 2009, an Avient Aviation McDonnell Douglas MD-11F crashed during its take-off roll at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, resulting the death of three persons on board and the aircraft being written off.[6]

Current activities[edit]

In April 2013, AV Cargo Airlines Limited took over the business of Avient Ltd. after Avient Limited was placed into administration, following crippling losses, estimated to a £20m debt and more than 200 creditors. Avient SA, the Belgian branch, has been closed.

James Tickell and Carl Faulds at Hampshire, Dorset and London based 'Portland Business & Financial Solutions' were appointed joint administrators.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome". Avient Aviation. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011.  "With head office in Harare, Zimbabwe, Avient has two further offices; one in continental Europe and the other in the United Kingdom."
  2. ^ a b "Contact Us". Avient Aviation. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011.  "UNITED KINGDOM Global House, Manor Court, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9PY United Kingdom" and "BELGIUM Liege Airport, Cargo Nord, Rue Saint Exupery 22, B-4460, Grace Hollogne, Belgium" and "ZIMBABWE 191 Enterprise Road, Cnr. Drew Road, Chisipite, Harare, Zimbabwe"
  3. ^ "Schedule EX Europe plus Feeder Services". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Schedule EX The Middle East plus Feeder Services". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Avient Aviation fleet list at planespotters.net
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 1 December 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 

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