I would say that they should turn that ramp and hangar space over to Airnet so they could put it to good use, but I wouldn't be suprised if those new owners and new CEO kill off Airnet within a year. hate to see it happen, but it wouldn't suprise me one bit.
I will echo the previous sentiment of "it's about time!" To those who will lose a job out of this (pilots/mechanics) consider this to be some good karma coming your way, because it's likely that your life has just been saved.
Flew with a guy that used to fly there. He nearly punched me in the face when i wondered what i thought it would be like to work there. Mentioned good times flying around vietnam or something in the ol convair with the buttocks clenched with fear.
ATR's can't do those runs (Panama, Guatemala) the route is too far over the water on a direct flight, MAC should be doing it by now if that was not an issue. Second is the pallette issue, you can't beefed up those ATR floor boards without $$$, it's cheaper for Fedex to get others to do it that has the equipment already, rather than getting another STC for strengthened floor boards. Don't get me wrong, I'll bid on any of those run in a heartbeat...!!