A big welcome back for "Charlie Romeo", the first of Lufthansa Cargo’s four MD-11s to return to base after a sojourn in the Mojave desert in California. After a flight from Victorville Airport, the freighter landed in Frankfurt on Friday, May 5th, at 12.00 hours.
The MD-11 and the crew headed by Captain Fokko Doyen were greeted on touch-down by Dr. Andreas Otto, Board Member Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo. Technical reactivation of the "Charlie Romeo" began in the desert in April. The freighter (registration D-ALCR), is scheduled to resume services at Lufthansa Cargo in June. It had been parked with three other MD-11s at the US desert airport, a two-hour drive northeast of Los Angeles, since January. A second MD-11, the "Charlie Sierra", will be flying back from Victorville in the late summer.