Showing posts with label 767. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 767. Show all posts

Thursday 16 November 2023

ATSG Delivers Boeing 767-300BCF to My Freighter

Air Transport Services Group subsidiary, Airborne Global Leasing has delivered a newly converted Boeing 767-300 freighter to new customer My Freighter Cargo Airlines of Tashkent, Uzbekistan under the terms of a multi-year lease.

“Through its LeasePlus+ service model, ATSG continues to provide unparalleled capacity opportunities to global air cargo customers,” said Paul Chase, chief commercial officer of ATSG. “This delivery to My Freighter expands that reach by building capacity in a region recognized for facilitating trade between Europe and East Asia.”

My Freighter has provided first-class charter air cargo services in Uzbekistan and Central Asia since 2019.

"We are very pleased to announce the start of our long-standing business partnership with Air Transport Services Group,” said Abdulaziz Abdurakhmanov, chief executive officer of My Freighter. “This partnership and addition of the Boeing 767-300BCF to our fleet will allow us to enhance our capabilities and provide our customers with an even more reliable and efficient service. We are confident that this collaboration with ATSG will bring mutual benefits and contribute to the sustainable growth of both our companies.”

“As ATSG continues to grow its LeasePlus+ model globally,” said Chase, “not only will we offer Boeing 767 and Airbus A321 freighters, but A330 freighters also will be available in 2024, supporting e-commerce and express customers in growing regions such as central and south Asia.”

Monday 5 June 2023

Air Tanzania celebrate first 767 freighter delivery to Africa

Boeing and Air Tanzania celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 767-300 Freighter on Saturday at the airline's hub in Dar es Salaam.  The delivery marks the first direct 767 Freighter delivery from Boeing to an African carrier.

"We are thrilled to welcome the 767-300 Boeing Freighter to our fleet. The 767 will cater to the growing cargo demand which was previously carried by passenger aeroplanes," said Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, Air Tanzania managing director. "The 767 will enable Air Tanzania to support a journey towards a more sustainable future and time critical cargo schedules across Africa and beyond. We are looking forward to expanding our imports and exports industry that require timely delivery. The arrival of the airplane will open opportunities for global businesses to transport commercial cargo goods to various parts of the world, which will boost national economic growth."

The 767-300 Freighter's excellent fuel efficiency, operational flexibility and low noise levels will enable Air Tanzania to support time-critical cargo schedules across Africa and beyond. Capable of flying 3,255 nautical miles with a revenue payload of more than 52 tonnes, the 767-300 Freighter is the ideal airplane for growing e-commerce and express cargo markets. This is Air Tanzania's first dedicated freighter as the country looks to expand imports and exports of perishable goods, pharmaceuticals and other products that require timely delivery.

Thursday 20 April 2023

Air Canada Cargo’s First Freighter Flight to Basel Touches Down

Air Canada Cargo’s First Freighter Flight to Basel Touches Down

Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo mark the start of freighter operations to Basel, Switzerland, connecting one of Europe's premier pharmaceutical hubs to the carrier’s extensive network through its Toronto global hub.

“We are excited to be returning to Basel, this time with our freighters, to serve a key market in Europe for pharmaceuticals. The capability of our freighters, combined with our temperature-controlled containers and cool chain facility at our Toronto global hub position us to serve this critical market with reliable, year-round service, and ensure these important shipments can move safely and in a timely manner throughout our global network,” said Matthieu Casey, Managing Director, Commercial at Air Canada Cargo.

Air Canada Cargo’s Basel service is the latest addition to its worldwide freighter network, following recently launched freighter services to Liege, Belgium; Dallas, Atlanta and Bogota.

Air Canada Cargo is an award-winning provider of air cargo services. It is Canada's largest air cargo provider as measured by cargo capacity, with a presence in over 50 countries and self-handled hubs in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, London, and Frankfurt. As the dedicated air freight division of Air Canada, Air Canada Cargo offers reliable air freight lift and connectivity across six continents using Air Canada’s domestic and international passenger and freighter flights, and trucking services. 

Saturday 15 April 2023

London Gatwick sees the return of Delta to compete with JetBlue.

After a gap of 15 years,  the U.S mega-carrier, Delta has returned to London Gatwick with daily non-stop flights to New York-JFK. 

“Delta started flying to the UK 45 years ago this month at Gatwick and so it is fitting that we are restarting our operations from Gatwick to the United States,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president of Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. “On board, customers will discover an elevated service and special touches to make their journey memorable.”

Stewart Wingate said:  “We are thrilled to welcome Delta Air Lines back to Gatwick. It means that we will expand furthermore our connectivity to the US. This trust from such a network carrier as Delta underlines the competitiveness and the operational capabilities of Gatwick.

Delta is a huge name in the transatlantic market and being able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to travel with them between Gatwick and New York City is fantastic, providing not only wider choice, but further competition. It also demonstrates the strong pull of Gatwick as an airport for big-name, long-haul airlines.”

The route is serviced by recently refurbished Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring the luxury of a fully flat-bed seat in Delta One to Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin, customers will find an elevated onboard experience on board.

Customers in every cabin enjoy seat-back screens featuring hours of complimentary premium entertainment via Delta Studio, in-seat power, high-speed Wi-Fi (for purchase, with free Wi-Fi coming by the end of 2024) and free mobile messaging via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

All flights between the UK and the US will be operated in cooperation with Delta's joint venture partners Virgin Atlantic, Air France, and KLM which ensures price fixing and mileage compatibility. 

Delta is launching the route in direct competition with JetBlue's recent embarkation on the transatlantic market and according to sources at Delta, the company expects the route to make a loss for 13 months and has launched measures to target JetBlue customers. 

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Saturday 15 October 2022

Ethiopian Airlines Completes Conversion of Africa’s First B767 Passenger Aircraft into Freighter

Photo Ethiopian Airlines 

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s best airline, has announced the completion of passenger to freighter conversion of one of its three B767 aircraft. Ethiopian partnered with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and launched a B767-300ER freighter conversion line at Ethiopian MRO facilities in Addis Ababa.

The airline introduced these aircraft models in 2004. The conversion is aimed at replacing these ageing airplanes with ultramodern and technologically-advanced passenger aircraft to provide utmost comfort and convenience for passengers. The conversion of the aircraft into freighter also boosts the airline’s cargo shipment capacity and enhance its service.

Photo Ethiopian Airlines 
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Israel Aerospace Industries and become the first African carrier to successfully complete the passenger- to -cargo conversion of B767 aircraft. As a fast growing airline, our partnership with IAI, one of the global technology leaders in the Aerospace industry, is crucial in technology and skill transfer in the field of maintenance, repair and overhaul. Ethiopian Airlines is committed to get closer to its customers with high quality cargo services. In addition to our latest freighter fleets, the converted B767 aircraft will augment our growing local and international cargo destinations with more load capacities.  We have been working to expand our cargo operation as demand is expected to grow with the establishment of e commerce hub in Addis Ababa. “  

Ethiopian Airlines has been hailed for its key role in the global distribution of medical supplies and vaccines. Its cargo wing has served as a life line for the airline during the difficult times of the pandemic. Ethiopian had temporarily converted around 25 of its wide-body passenger aircraft into freighters using its in-house MRO capability which boosted its cargo operations and enabled it to transport around 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine around the globe.

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Titan Aircraft Investments and Ethiopian Airlines agree long-term lease deal for three Boeing 767 cargo planes

Photo Atlas Air Worldwide
Titan Aircraft Investments, a freighter-centric leasing company that provides dry leasing solutions to airlines worldwide has announced this week, the placement of three 767-300ER converted freighters on long-term dry leases with Ethiopian Airlines Group.

“We are delighted to welcome Ethiopian Airlines as a strategic customer and support its growing freighter fleet,” said Michael Steen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan Aviation Holdings and Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide. “We are honoured that Ethiopian Airlines recognizes our industry and technical expertise and has placed its trust in Titan.”

Ethiopian Airlines is expected to take delivery of the first of these aircraft later this month, with the second delivery planned for later this year, and the third aircraft planned for 2023.

The addition of these three aircraft brings Titan Aircraft Investments’ freighter fleet to 10 aircraft, five of which are Boeing 767 converted freighters.

Monday 9 May 2022

Air Canada Cargo operates first freighter flight to Madrid

Photo Air Canada Cargo
Last Wednesday, Air Canada operated the first flight of a Boeing 767-300 freighter by Air Canada Cargo into Madrid as it continues to expand its freighter network in Europe.  Through its extensive network of freighter and passenger flights, shipments from the US, Latin America and Canada can connect easily to Madrid and Barcelona via the carrier’s Toronto hub.

“With our second Boeing 767-300 freighter now in the fleet, we are growing our footprint in Europe. In addition to flights to Frankfurt, Air Canada Cargo will offer three flights per week to Madrid, arriving from Toronto and Halifax, filled with freight from its Canadian, US and Latin American freighter network, providing a direct connection for Spanish goods to Canada and beyond,” said Matthieu Casey, Managing Director, Commercial, at Air Canada Cargo. “Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo are committed to delivering reliable, dedicated capacity to the European market as we continue to expand our freighter fleet. This includes the recent announcement of the acquisition of two new 767-300F aircraft that will enter service in 2023.”

Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo also offer the capacity to Madrid and Barcelona on passenger service with five weekly flights from Toronto.

Air Canada Cargo is an award-winning provider of air cargo services. It is Canada's largest air cargo provider as measured by cargo capacity, with a presence in over 50 countries and self-handled hubs in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, London, and Frankfurt. As the dedicated air freight division of Air Canada, Air Canada Cargo offers reliable air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s domestic and international passenger flights, cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767-300 freighter aircraft, and trucking services. 

Photo Air Canada Cargo

Photo Air Canada Cargo

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Tuesday 15 March 2022

More Boeing freighter conversions for ATSG

Pictured (l to r) are Boeing Freighter Conversions Director Jens Steinhagen, Boeing Vice President of Commercial Marketing Darren Hulst, ATSG President and Chief Executive Officer Rich Corrado,
and ATSG Chief Commercial Officer Mike Berger. (Photo: Business Wire)

Air Transport Services Groups leasing subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management has placed a second order with U.S. planemaker Boeing for the conversion of four CAM-owned 767-300 aircraft into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), with an option for four additional conversions beyond that. The conversions are slated to begin in late 2023.

“Demand for the 767-300 platform remains strong among e-commerce and express providers,” said Mike Berger, the chief commercial officer of ATSG. “As the world leader in midsize freighter leasing, ATSG is committed to fulfilling our 360-degree brand promise to provide wide-spectrum support for our customers around the globe as they continue to grow market share and expand their reach.”

ATSG’s initial order of four 767-300BCF conversions was announced in November 2021. With these four additional Boeing conversion commitments, ATSG now has secured with its conversion suppliers more than 80 passenger-to-freighter conversion slots over the next five years.

“We are thrilled that ATSG has again selected the 767-300BCF to increase their portfolio and fleet growth for e-commerce and express customers around the world,” said Jens Steinhagen, director of the Boeing Converted Freighter program. “The 767-300BCF is in strong demand, and we are adding three additional 767-300BCF conversion lines at new and existing MRO suppliers around the globe to help customers like ATSG provide their customers with the dedicated freighter capacity they need.”

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Friday 10 December 2021

Air Canada's First Boeing 767-300ER Freighter Enters Service; Deployed to British Columbia to Support Canadian Supply Chain

Air Canada's first dedicated Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft was put into service today and operated its inaugural flight from Toronto to Vancouver. Originally scheduled to first fly to Frankfurt, Air Canada Cargo deployed the aircraft early to provide capacity where needed.

"Our first freighter is being deployed earlier than initially planned in order to provide additional cargo capacity needed into and out of Vancouver to meet ongoing demand as a result of the flooding that disrupted British Columbia's transportation network. The freighter is planned to operate 12 trips between our Toronto and Vancouver cargo hubs. Our teams have also worked extremely hard over the last several days to get our freighter into service early to aid in the transport of goods to Vancouver," said Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo, at Air Canada.

Prior to its first freighter operation, Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo had boosted cargo capacity by 586 tonnes into Vancouver from Toronto, Montreal and Calgary in November to allow for the transport of more critical supplies to and from British Columbia.

Freighters part of Air Canada Cargo's growth strategy

The first freighter aircraft is currently planned to operate between Toronto and Frankfurt for the remainder of 2021, in addition to the flights to Vancouver. In 2022, primarily out of Toronto, it will also serve Miami, Quito, Lima, Mexico City and Guadalajara. With additional airports including Madrid, Halifax and St. John's planned when the second aircraft is delivered in the first half of 2022.

The Boeing 767-300ER freighters will allow Air Canada Cargo to offer five different main deck configurations, increasing the overall cargo capacity of each aircraft to nearly 58 tonnes or 438 cubic metres, with approximately 75 per cent of this capacity on the main deck.

The addition of freighter aircraft to Air Canada's fleet will allow Air Canada Cargo to provide consistent capacity on key air cargo routes, which will facilitate the movement of goods globally. The freighters will allow Air Canada Cargo to increase its capabilities to transport goods such as automotive and aerospace parts, oil and gas equipment, pharmaceuticals, perishables, as well as handling the growing demand for fast, reliable shipment of e-commerce goods.

Given the immediate demand for cargo capacity, the first freighter entered service without its final livery. At a later date, it will be painted in an Air Canada Cargo variation of the Air Canada livery introduced in 2017.

Since March 2020, Air Canada has operated more than 13,000 all-cargo flights globally using its wide-body passenger aircraft as well as certain temporarily modified Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft, which have additional available cargo space due to the removal of seats from the passenger cabin.

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Tuesday 7 September 2021

Ethiopian Airlines establishes a Boeing 767 passenger jet to freighter conversion base at its Addis Ababa centre

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the leading aviation group in Africa, establishes a global standard cargo Conversion program to convert the Boeing 767-300 ER to dedicated freighter services in partnership agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). 

Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, said, ‘’In line with our Diversified Aviation Business Model of Vision 2025, we have been increasing our cargo capacity in fleet, ground service infrastructure and cargo connectivity network.  Accordingly, we are partnering with IAI, one of the global technology leaders in the Aerospace industry, in building a cargo conversion centre in our MRO facilities in Addis Ababa Airport.  The Cargo conversion centre will commence its first business with three Ethiopian Airlines owned  B-767-300 aircraft. The Cargo Conversion Center in Addis Ababa airport will expand its services to all airlines in Africa and the wider region. We are very happy that we are able to collaborate with IAI to enable us to expand our cargo and logistics services which is already the largest and leading cargo network in Africa. The capacity building will also help us expand our MRO services  with cutting edge technology and knowledge transfer.”  

Yossi Melamed, IAI's Executive VP and General Manager of Aviation Group on his part said: “We are witnessing a sharp rise in the demand for cargo aircraft as a result of the rise in e-commerce, which has peaked to record levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. IAI has an excellent reputation as a conversion centre of passenger-to-freighters aircraft, and we are constantly receiving requests to open such conversion centres in more and more locations around the world.  I am excited by the opening of the current centre in Ethiopia and thank my colleagues in Ethiopian  Airlines for the trust they have put in IAI’s Aviation Group, as the world’s leader in conversions." 

The new passenger-to-freighter conversion centre, which will operate from the Ethiopian  MRO centre in Addis Ababa, will provide solutions for the rising demand for cargo aircraft of B767 models. The conversion line in Ethiopia will join existing conversion sites  IAI operates at its campus in Ben Gurion International Airport and in Mexico.  

It is to be recalled that Ethiopian MRO, with its internal capacity, temporarily converted  25 of its passenger aircraft to freighters to boost its cargo capacity as demand to transport emergency medical supplies soared.

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Tuesday 15 June 2021

Air Canada Cargo releases more details of where its converted Boeing 767-300ER freighters will fly to.

Air Canada Cargo has released details of its initial list of routes planned for the Boeing 767-300ER freighters when they enter service later this year.

As previously announced during the pandemic, Air Canada is in the process of fully converting several of its Boeing 767 aircraft into dedicated freighters in order to fully participate in global cargo commercial opportunities.

When the first converted 767 freighter enters service in October, it will fly primarily out of Toronto Pearson International Airport and will operate on routes linking Toronto to Miami, Quito, Lima, Mexico City and Guadalajara, the first time Air Canada Cargo will serve this destination. Additional destinations to be served in early 2022, include Halifax, St. John's, Madrid and Frankfurt as more freighters enter service.

"These freighters will provide long-term stability and growth for our cargo customers, in particular, the freight forwarding community who require reliable air freight capacity year-round. They will allow us to continue building on the success of our cargo-only flights and are an important part of our future growth. I am excited to have these aircraft enter service, a milestone for Air Canada Cargo that also opens up a world of opportunities for us and our customers," said Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo at Air Canada.

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Four Boeing 767-300 converted freighters for DHL

Air Transport Services Group's subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management has committed to provide four additional Boeing 767-300 converted freighters to DHL Network Operations (USA), Inc. under the terms of stand-alone dry lease agreements. The leases are each for a term of seven years. Three of the four are to be delivered during the second half of 2021, with the fourth lease delivery in early 2022.

The leased freighters will bring additional support to the DHL Express global network, with the four Boeing 767 aircraft extending the longstanding relationship between DHL and ATSG. Once these additional four aircraft start flying, DHL Express will have 17 Boeing 767 aircraft under lease from CAM in their global network.

“The shipment volume growth that we continue experiencing requires the expansion of our global aviation network,” said Rob Hyslop, executive vice president, global aviation for DHL Express. “We are pleased to further our relationship with ATSG. The freighter market is very competitive right now, so securing this additional capacity is critical to meet customer demand.”

“We are delighted to strengthen our eighteen-year relationship with DHL,” said Mike Berger, chief commercial officer of ATSG. “The demand for our 767 medium-widebody converted freighter aircraft remains very strong due to the continued expansion of express and e-commerce markets around the globe. We are proud to be one of the companies enabling the further expansion of e-commerce and m-commerce around the world.”

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Friday 9 April 2021

Third Boeing 767 Freighter delivered to Raya Airways of Malaysia by ATSG

Air Transport Services Group, has confirmed the delivery by its Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) subsidiary of a Boeing 767-200 converted freighter to Raya Airways of Malaysia under a five-year lease. This is the third Boeing 767-200 freighter CAM has leased to Raya Airways.

As the global leader in 767 converted freighter dry leasing, ATSG provides dry leasing customers the opportunity to cost-effectively grow capacity to meet market demands.

“The Boeing 767 converted freighter is the ideal aircraft for our network,” said Mohamad Najib Bin Ishak, managing director of Raya Airways. “We are very proud of the continued growth we have been able to achieve with it thanks to the ATSG team.”

Raya Airways, a Malaysian scheduled all-cargo airline, specializes in express freight and air freighter charters serving more than 10 locations in its domestic, Southeast Asian, and North Asian network.

“ATSG is happy to be a part of Raya’s success story,” said Mike Berger, chief commercial officer of ATSG. “We look forward to extending our relationship further as Raya expands in the Asia-Pacific market.”

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Monday 15 March 2021

Sale and lease back of two Boeing 767-300 aircraft after freighter conversations for Icelandair

Titan Aircraft Investments has confirmed it has purchased two 767-300ER aircraft from Icelandair and now these aircraft will be converted into freighters before being leased back to the Reykjavik based airline.

Titan Aviation Holdings, a joint venture between Titan Aviation Holdings and Bain Capital Credit is a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc, will manage these aircraft. 

Michael T. Steen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan Aviation Holdings, said “We are delighted to welcome Icelandair as a strategic customer and to support their long-term expansion plans. The 767-300ER is a very attractive medium-sized freighter and we are excited to manage these two aircraft on behalf of the joint venture. We currently own 21 767-300ER freighters, which provide us with extensive experience in this aircraft type.”

With the addition of these two 767s, Titan Aircraft Investments’ portfolio has grown to three aircraft, which also includes a 777-200 freighter. Titan Aircraft Investments’ aircraft portfolio is managed by Titan Aviation Holdings.

Friday 5 March 2021

Austrian Airlines says goodbye to the first Boeing 767

The first Boeing 767-300ER with the registration OE-LAT left Vienna yesterday for the USA. The aircraft flew to Bangor in the state of Maine, where customs clearance was handled, then on to its final destination: Pinal Airpark in Arizona. 

Before departure from Vienna, the plane was given a proper farewell. Austrian Airlines technical staff wrote greetings on the nose landing gear door of the aircraft. The Austrian Airlines crew, which is operating the transfer flight, also said “Servus” once again before takeoff.

The OE-LAT was delivered in 1991 and was in service with Lauda Air from December of that year. After the complete takeover of Lauda Air in 2004, the aircraft was integrated into the Austrian Airlines fleet. Since 1991, it has completed over 19,000 landings and around 133,000 flight hours. This corresponds to over 15 years in the air.

The OE-LAT is the first of three Boeing 767-300ERs to leave the Austrian Airlines fleet this year. The next transfer flight is scheduled for May with the OE-LAX. The OE-LAW will follow later this year. All three aircraft will go to the U.S. company MonoCoque Diversified Interests.

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Tuesday 16 February 2021

Delta Air Lines restarts New York-JFK - São Paulo flights

The U.S. mega-carrier Delta Air lines has resumed flights between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo on Friday 12th 2021. 

The route will operate four times per week with Boeing 767-400 aircraft featuring the latest Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Flights will depart from Terminal 4 at JFK and Terminal 3 in São Paulo, where Delta and its partners offer easy and convenient access to Delta Sky Clubs or partner lounges. The route also complements Delta’s daily service between its Atlanta hub and São Paulo, providing significant connection opportunities through two of Delta’s major hubs.


  • Delta is now operating to 36 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Route operated with B767-400 aircraft featuring new Delta One and Delta Premium Select
  • Delta’s interactive travel map helps customers understand latest travel guidelines to the United States and other destinations, including COVID-19 testing requirements
  • The return of the route will expand opportunities for transporting essential goods and services through Delta Cargo


Friday 15 January 2021

ATSG and Air Canada Agree to Sale, Conversion and Leaseback of Two Boeing 767 Aircraft

Air Transport Services Group, announced that its Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. subsidiary has agreed to purchase two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft from Air Canada of Montreal, convert them from passenger to freighter configuration, and lease them back to Air Canada. This is the first sale-leaseback agreement between ATSG and Air Canada.

The first aircraft will be inducted for conversion in March 2021. Both are expected to be redelivered to Air Canada by the end of 2021.

In November 2020, Air Canada announced the next steps in its strategic plan to use converted freighters to grow its cargo business across the global supply chain in response to evolving opportunities in the air freight market.

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Amazon purchases eleven aircraft from Delta Air Lines and WestJet Airlines to join the Amazon Air cargo network in 2021 and 2022

Online retail giant Amazon confirmed on Tuesday that it has made its first-ever purchase of eleven Boeing 767-300 aircraft to rapidly expand its fleet. 

The purchases include seven aircraft from Delta and four aircraft from WestJet, which will join the network by 2022. Amazon Air’s fleet expansion comes at a time when customers are relying on fast, free shipping more than ever.

“Our goal is to continue delivering for customers across the U.S. in the way that they expect from Amazon, and purchasing our own aircraft is a natural next step toward that goal,” said Sarah Rhoads, Vice President of Amazon Global Air. “Having a mix of both leased and owned aircraft in our growing fleet allows us to better manage our operations, which in turn helps us to keep pace in meeting our customer promises.”

Thursday 29 October 2020

ATSG delivers a Boeing 767 Freighter to Astral Aviation of Kenya

Air Transport Services Group, Inc -. a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services has confirmed the delivery by its Cargo Aircraft Management subsidiary of a Boeing 767-200 converted freighter to Astral Aviation of Kenya under a five-year lease. This is the first aircraft ATSG has leased to Astral, as well as the first Boeing 767 that Astral has put into service.

“We are pleased to introduce the B767 freighter into our fleet,” said Sanjeev Gadhia, chief executive officer of Astral. “This aircraft will allow us to better serve the needs of our customers throughout our intra-African and Middle East networks, and ATSG’s support and assistance has been indispensable. Establishing a partnership with the world’s largest lessor of 767’s is something we have been after for some time now. I view this as the start to something special for Astral and all of sub-Saharan Africa.”

Astral currently provides scheduled and charter cargo service to more than 50 destinations in Africa and Europe, with its fleet of Boeing 747, Boeing 727, McDonnell Douglas DC-9, BAE ATP, Fokker 50 and Fokker 27 freighters operating out of bases in Nairobi and Liege.

Mike Berger, chief commercial officer of ATSG, said, “ATSG welcomes the opportunity to help Astral broaden its service offerings by delivering its first 767 aircraft, and we look forward to more opportunities to expand our relationship in the future with Sanjeev and his team.”


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Friday 16 October 2020

ATSG 767 Freighter Deployments Expand into Africa, Mexico, and Southeast Asia

Global Leasing Demand and Strong Customer Relationships Drive Growth Beyond Projections

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. the leading provider of medium wide-body aircraft leasing, air transportation, and related services, announced that its leasing subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) has delivered a fifth converted Boeing 767-300 freighter to Atlanta-based package delivery giant United Parcel Service, Inc.

The delivery of this aircraft fulfills CAM’s commitment to UPS for five converted Boeing 767-300 freighters and brings ATSG’s total deliveries this year to twelve. Continued strong demand for its converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft has driven deliveries to record levels for ATSG.

Leases and projected leased 767 aircraft deliveries for 2020 include: