Will the owner of these abandoned freighters please reclaim them

Newspaper advert for the 'abandoned' aircraft

Malaysia Airports has taken out newspaper adverts asking the owner of three abandoned Boeing 747-200 Freighters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to claim them or they will be disposed of.

The airport operator put the adverts in the Monday 7 December issues of The Star and Sin Chew Daily newspapers saying it is pursuing the owner under the Civil Aviation Act 1969. Malaysia Airports says the owner has 14 days to collect the aircraft before they are disposed of.

Malaysia Airports says: “The advertisements dated 7 December 2015 in The Star and Sin Chew Daily serve as notice to the owner of the aircraft that the aircraft may be sold to recover the charges owed by the owner to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd under the Civil Aviation Regulations 1996.”

It continues: “The giving of such notice by way of advertisement is a common and reasonable step in the process of debt recovery especially in cases where the company concerned has ceased operations and is a foreign entity whereby exhaustive steps undertaken to find a contact person have not been successful.”

The advert says the aircraft have the registrations TF-ARM, TF-ARN and TF-ARH. It asks the owner to contact Malaysia Airports (Sepang) general manager, Zainol Mohd Isa on +60 (0) 3 87766100. According to the airframes.org database the aircraft were last registered to Air Atlanta Icelandic, with TF-ARN being operated by MASKargo though media reports suggest neither are responsible for them any more.