Showing posts with label Atlas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Atlas. Show all posts

02 April, 2024

Gogo Business Aviation and Atlas Air Service will join forces to develop the first European Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Gogo Galileo HDX antenna for the Cessna CitationJet

Gogo Business Aviation and Atlas Air Service will join forces to develop the first European Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Gogo Galileo HDX antenna for the Cessna CitationJet series of light jet aircraft and another STC for the Embraer Phenom 300.

"For the first time ever, a true global broadband service will be available to thousands of aircraft operators in Europe and around the world," said Radu Grigore, deputy director of MRO commercial for Atlas Air Service AG. "For many years our customers have been asking for a small and affordable broadband solution for their aircraft. We wanted to be among the first to partner with Gogo to develop these STCs and bring true broadband inflight Wi-Fi for every segment of business aviation."

The STCs will cover more than 2,600 total aircraft in operation today worldwide, comprised of more than 1,850 Citations and 750 Phenom 300s.

Highlighting the small form factor and ease of installation, beginning in April, Atlas Air Service will focus its initial STC on the Cessna Citation 525 series of aircraft encompassing the CJ1, CJ2, CJ3, and CJ4, with hardware installations expected this summer on a CJ1+.

06 December, 2023

Repsol to supply SAF to Atlas Air and Inditex for regular use on cargo flights....

Flights from Zaragoza Airport (Spain) carried out by Atlas Air for Inditex are using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by Repsol.

Atlas Air becomes the first cargo airline to use SAF regularly on its freight transport flights in Spain, marking a new milestone towards the decarbonization of the airline sector.


Repsol, a multi-energy company committed to leading the energy transition, announced that it has begun supplying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Atlas Air for use in all its flights with its customer Inditex from Zaragoza Airport (Spain). Beginning in November, Atlas Air is initially incorporating 5% SAF in all its flights.

The agreement makes New York-based Atlas Air the first cargo airline to use SAF regularly on its cargo flights in Spain, marking a new milestone in the airline sector. The initiative is in line with the companies’ commitments to achieve their respective carbon footprint reduction goals, and also positions them to comply with anticipated compliance measures included in the ReFuelEU Aviation regulations that require use of 2% renewable fuels in 2025, 6% in 2030 and 70% in 2050, respectively.

“With this agreement, we take another step in the decarbonization of aviation. We show that SAF is the future, but also the present. With the upcoming launch of our new advanced biofuels plant in Cartagena (Spain), we are ready to supply the sector with the SAF it needs to realize its decarbonization ambitions,” said ร“liver Fernรกndez, Director of International Aviation at Repsol.

“We are committed to contributing to the sustainability of the aviation sector and appreciate this opportunity to work with our valued partners at Inditex and Repsol,” said Richard Broekman, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Sustainability for Atlas Air Worldwide. “It is critical for our sector to work together in driving wider adoption and availability of SAF, which ultimately will have a positive impact on our industry and the environment.”

29 November, 2023

Atlas Air Worldwide Orders Two New Boeing 777 Freighters

Atlas Air Worldwide Inc. has announced it has ordered two new Boeing 777 Freighters driven by ongoing strong customer demand for dedicated large widebody airfreight capacity, particularly for cross border e-Commerce shipping.

The two new 777 Freighters, which were booked earlier this quarter, are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2024. This strategic investment underscores the Company’s commitment to growing its 777F platform, and for providing leading-edge aircraft and service offerings to its customers, as well as creating more long-haul flying opportunities for its pilots.

As previously announced, the Company most recently ordered four 777 Freighters in 2021, which are placed on a long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) agreement with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA. Three of these aircraft have been delivered, with the fourth 777 expected to be delivered in December 2023.

“We are excited to add these aircraft to our leading world-class fleet. These come at a time when retirements of older widebody freighters will significantly increase and when the introduction of new widebody freighter capacity will be limited. We have a deep pipeline of prospective customers interested in these 777 Freighters, and we’re confident in our ability to place them under long-term agreements,” said Michael Steen, Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.

28 November, 2023

Atlas Air Worldwide names Artem Gonopolskiy as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, announced recently that Artem Gonopolskiy has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective December 1, 2023. Mr. Gonopolskiy has been with Atlas for more than 18 years, and has served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company since June 15, 2023.

Mr. Gonopolskiy will lead all aspects of the Company’s finance functions, including strategic financial planning, accounting, reporting, internal audit, tax, treasury and investor relations and will continue to report to Michael Steen, Atlas Chief Executive Officer.

“I’m delighted to see Artem stepping into this critical role as he has an unparalleled depth of knowledge of our business, and is uniquely positioned to build our financial strength and execute on our strategy,” said Mr. Steen. “Artem has been an integral member of our leadership team and has played a critical role in the Company’s execution of key transactions throughout his tenure at Atlas.”

“Most recently, Artem has been instrumental in driving the transformation of Atlas as a private Company. We believe his commitment to delivering for our customers and stakeholders will add significant value to the Company going forward. I look forward to continuing to work with Artem to drive the Company’s growth and success.”  

02 October, 2023

Atlas Air Worldwide names Martin Drew as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Atlas Air Worldwide, a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, today announced the appointment of Martin Drew as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, effective September 25, 2023. In this role, Mr. Drew will lead the Company’s comprehensive corporate strategy, including its transformational growth initiatives. Mr. Drew will report to Michael Steen, Chief Executive Officer, and serve on the Company’s Executive Leadership Team.

“We are thrilled that Martin is joining our leadership team at this exciting and pivotal moment for Atlas,” said Mr. Steen. “Martin is a highly recognized leader in aviation and will be an incredible asset to our team as we leverage our diversified business model, unrivalled global network and best-in-class assets for long-term success. His vast experience in cargo and passenger operations, entrepreneurial leadership style and solutions-oriented approach will help guide the Company to new heights.”

In his oversight of corporate strategy, Mr. Drew will seek to drive strategic growth and diversification across Atlas' services, geographic footprint, and partnerships that support the Company's mission to be its customers’ first choice and most valued partner.

08 August, 2023

Royal Air Force Atlas shows its range during Pacific air exercise



A Royal Air Force Atlas transport aircraft has shown its range and flexibility on exercise by flying non-stop to the other side of the world and conducting long-range air drops, medical evacuation scenarios and simulated search and rescue tasks.

During the large US-led multi-national exercise the Atlas detachment transported US Air Force troops and equipment from Guam to the Philippines, then worked with medical specialists from New Zealand, USA and the RAF’s Tactical Medical Wing to provide humanitarian aid in a disaster relief scenario, before quickly reconfiguring to conduct a long-range air drop alongside partner nations to deliver equipment by parachute to ground forces.

The A400M Atlas flew non-stop from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire to Guam in the Western Pacific for the start of Exercise Mobility Guardian, the longest flight by this aircraft at more than 8000 miles away, demonstrating the RAF’s ability to reach just about anywhere in the world to conduct operations. The flight crews and ground support worked intensively to complete two missions every day on the 16-day exercise.

Squadron Leader Hedley Myers, Atlas Detachment Commander said: “The flight out was designed to test and prove the concept of long-range insertion.  The flight generated extremely useful data for future operations and was the first time that a Royal Air Force Atlas has been air-to-air refuelled to its full capacity whilst carrying a full load.  We will use this data to hone our calculations to enable us to carry more freight, further in future iterations.”


During the insertion flight, the Atlas carried a full load of palletised and wheeled freight equating to nine aircraft pallets weighing approximately seven tons, that included a ground power generator, two Critical Care Air Support Team stretcher fits, aircraft spares and general freight, together with 17 passengers.

06 July, 2023

Royal Air Force Atlas carries out longest ever flight for Pacific air exercise

Royal Air Force Atlas carries out longest-ever flight for Pacific Air exercise





A Royal Air Force Brize Norton A400M Atlas aircraft has carried out the longest-ever flight by this aircraft type to start the RAF deployment for Exercise Mobility Guardian 23. 

The Atlas departed from RAF Brize Norton, on the 3 July and flew nonstop for 22 hours to Guam, being refuelled on the way three times, once over the Atlantic, once over Alaska and finally over the Pacific Ocean.  During the flight the route also took the Atlas closer to the North pole over the Arctic ice cap than any previous flight by this aircraft type.


The first refuelling was carried out by a Voyager from 10/101 Sqn flying from the UK and the second and third refuelling being carried out by a second Voyager that was operating from the United States Airforce Eielson Airbase in Alaska. 

Air Commodore Lyle, RAF’s Air Mobility Force Commander: “Exercise Mobility Guardian is an outstanding training opportunity for the Air Mobility Force; it allows us to demonstrate the speed, reach and utility of the RAF, underpinned by the assets from the Air Mobility Force, and reinforces our ability to rapidly conduct global Air Operations. The non-stop flight of the A400M Atlas from RAF Brize Norton to Guam is a great example of our ability to project air power, allowing us to get aircraft, crews and vital equipment to the other side of the world in a timely manner and for them to be able to operate immediately”.

In addition to the strategic demonstration of the UK’s commitment to operate in the region, Flight Lieutenant York, from Voyager Force Training Flight said:  "From an aircrew perspective this has been a challenging and rewarding sortie for all, to enable long-range projection of the RAF Air Mobility Fleet.  The planning has been significant as well as the benefits of exercising long-range strategic air to air refuelling with another large aircraft type, conducted from forward-operating airports."


On arrival in Guam, the Atlas together with a RAF Voyager, elements from the Tactical Medical Wing and other supporting personnel from across the RAF will join the exercise.  In addition to the US aircraft taking part in Mobility Guardian, the RAF detachment will be joined by aircraft and personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Japan and New Zealand.

The exercise is the latest example of the importance that the UK gives to this region as the training area stretches from Northern Australia to Japan and then across the Pacific to Hawaii.  The object of the exercise is for the countries involved to develop their interoperability skills and understanding and so to be able to deliver Air Power if required and overcome the concept of ‘The Tyranny of Distance’.

During the exercise it is planned that sorties will be flown from and to Japan.  Such activities by the RAF demonstrate the UK’s commitment to the recently signed Hiroshima Accord between the UK and Japan.  This accord emphasises that the security and prosperity of the Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific regions are inseparable.  The UK and Japan, by strengthening shared security capabilities, help safeguard global peace and stability.








13 June, 2023

Atlas Air Worldwide releases 2022 environmental, social and governance report

Report Highlights Company’s Progress in Fostering Economic and Social Progress While Safeguarding Environment


Atlas Air Worldwide, a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, announced the release of its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report today.

Atlas’ fourth ESG report shares the Company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility progress over the past year across four critical areas of focus: Environmental Stewardship; Career, Culture & Equity for Our People; Social Impact & Community Engagement; and Responsible Business Growth.

“Atlas Air Worldwide is dedicated to living our commitment of ‘Caring for the World We Carry.’ This statement is more than a motto – it represents a promise we make to our customers, one another and all other stakeholders we engage with every day. And nowhere is this promise better exemplified than in the progress we have made on our ESG journey,” said John W. Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide.

“We are proud of our work to implement meaningful environmental initiatives, develop a culture that attracts and retains the best and brightest employees, and support communities across the globe,” said Mr. Dietrich. “The progress showcased in this report is made possible because of the drive, innovation and dedication our Atlas team. Their commitment to creating meaningful change is laying the foundation for a sustainable future both inside and outside of Atlas.”

Key highlights from the 2022 ESG Report include:

27 May, 2023

How the RAF's A400M fleet is serviced by a talented group of engineers known as ‘Team Atlas’





The UK's Royal Air Force took delivery of its 22nd A400M this week, to make the occasion, we take a look behind the scenes at the joint Airbus-RAF maintenance operations at RAF Brize Norton which help keep the Atlas A400M tactical and strategic airlift fleet flying.



The successful evacuation of 2,450 British nationals from war-torn Sudan by the Royal Air Force (RAF) last month has again demonstrated the unique capabilities of the A400M aircraft.


This week, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) took delivery of its 22nd ‘Atlas’ – as the aircraft is affectionately known – at ceremonies in Seville, Spain, where the aircraft is assembled, and RAF Brize Norton, where the UK fleet is based.


The delivery of MSN129 completes the RAF’s order for the A400M – the first Airbus Home Country to receive its full fleet, albeit with potential for more orders in the future. But Monday’s handover of the aircraft by no means marks the end of Airbus’ involvement with the 22-strong Atlas fleet.


Adjacent to the Brize Norton runway is a state-of-the-art, three-bay hangar, complete with modern, open-plan offices, meeting spaces, operation rooms and a communal canteen, where 250 Airbus engineers and support staff work alongside RAF personnel to provide maintenance services for the A400M fleet at the Oxfordshire base.


“The flexibility of the A400M coupled with improving availability and capability are demonstrating well what the A400M can do,” says Simon Haywood, Airbus’ Head of UK Support Centre at Brize Norton.


“The Humanitarian evacuation in Sudan was the latest example, where the aircraft’s superior capacity coupled with its ability to operate from short and often difficult operating surfaces helped evacuate UK nationals against a tight ceasefire window. We also saw how the A400M’s versatility supported humanitarian efforts in Turkey, Afghanistan, the Caribbean and other areas affected by natural disasters.


“My Airbus team and I are proud to be a fully-embedded constituent element of the A400M Whole Force and proud of the part we play in supporting the Air Mobility Force in delivering military capability for UK.”


Team Atlas at Brize is responsible for keeping the A400M serviced and flying through routine maintenance checks and longer-term servicing, known as C-checks. Airbus’ Ian Burrett, who oversees support centres for all Atlas operators, said: “Team Atlas has the capability to carry out light and heavy C-checks on the A400M fleet, as well as routine maintenance.


“The hangar at Brize Norton is one of the most modern maintenance facilities in the world and can take up to three aircraft at any one time. One bay is also designed to service an A330 MRTT in case it’s needed.”


Team Atlas embodies the Airbus Defence and Space philosophy of teams always being on duty to serve customers’, partners’ and society’s needs. Airbus products are used in the most extreme conditions, and have to be ready at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The focus is always to ensure Airbus people can do their work effectively and to the highest standards.


Since entering RAF service in 2014, the A400M Atlas has repeatedly proven itself. It contributed fully to the military response to COVID, transporting patients, equipment and vaccines, ​​and has provided support to UK Defence operations around the globe. It has flown more missions and moved 1,000 more people than any other aircraft type for the RAF.


In addition, Atlas supports enduring operations in NATO Air Policing operations in the Baltic and, in the UK, Atlas has a 24/7 national standby commitment and has supported the UK Border Force with maritime reconnaissance (MRR) in the English Channel, long-range search and rescue (SAR) and ‘over watch’.


The RAF’s Mike Hadley runs operational assistance activities at Brize Norton and leads the planning for what the aircraft need to be doing on any particular day. He is also responsible for coordinating the training of pilots and loadmasters and ensuring the crews are ready to do the job the Ministry of Defence asks them to do.


In order to plan the fleet’s daily programme, Mike’s team works closely with Airbus engineers working as part of Team Atlas in the maintenance hangar, meeting twice a day for regular updates on the maintenance activities of the aircraft.


“We have a very close working relationship, starting with the daily 8.30 meeting with the engineers to understand how many aeroplanes we have got that day. It’s very much a joint enterprise and the spirit of Team Atlas is flourishing.


“The focus on predictable availability has meant I can plan ahead with more confidence. This is where the face-to-face meetings with the engineers has really helped. And the numbers are definitely steadier.”


And Mike, a qualified pilot instructor, is full of admiration for the A400M: “The aeroplane is superb. Just take Afghanistan for example: the number of people we were able to get into the back of the A400M compared to the Hercules and get them out of Kabul was incomparable.


“The performance of the aircraft compared to the Hercules – and I’ve flown Hercs for 20 years - you’re just not concerned about performance in a ‘hot and high’ situation with the A400M. And if you look at the operation we did to resupply fuel drums to the British Antarctic survey, in six days we accomplished what would previously have taken more than two weeks, simply because the A400M’s capacity and capability is so much better. It’s a fantastic aircraft and an absolute pleasure to fly.”

22 May, 2023

The Royal Air Force has taken delivery of the 22nd Atlas C1 (A400M) transport aircraft




The Royal Air Force has taken delivery of the 22nd Atlas C1 otherwise known as the A400M transport aircraft, completing the delivery development & production phase.

The four-engine turboprop aircraft touched down at its new home of RAF Brize Norton from Seville where the Atlas is assembled, including wings made in the United Kingdom.

Air Vice-Marshal Mark Flewin CBE, Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group said:  "Recent events in Sudan have illustrated once again the importance of tactical air mobility. Operating from an austere airfield Atlas helped evacuate over 2200 entitled personnel and fly them to safety.

The latest aircraft, therefore, joins a fleet which is already proven on operations and utilised globally in support of UK interests.” Atlas has a fly-by-wire flight control system and full glass cockpit. It can carry a 37-tonne payload over 2,000nm to both established and remote civilian and military airfields. Its exceptional short field performance enables it to operate from short un-prepared as well as semi-prepared strips, all achievable whilst utilising night vision goggles."

Development of the platform will continue with aircraft cycling through a retro-fit programme to reach an operating configuration with significant commonality to that of the other A400M operators France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Benelux and Malaysia. In parallel, its tactical capability will continue to expand, including the full range of support to UK airborne forces.

Defence Equipment and Support is responsible for delivering the Atlas fleet and team leader Nick Moore said:   "Being in a position to hand over the final aircraft to the RAF was a great honour and I have done so on behalf of the entire A400M team at DE&S who have worked tirelessly alongside our colleagues at Airbus, OCCAR and the RAF to deliver this outstanding aircraft.

All of us can be rightly proud of our role in ensuring the RAF can transport troops and equipment where needed, both in support of military operations and critical humanitarian missions."

05 May, 2023

Michael T. Steen named as incoming Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide has confirmed that Michael T. Steen, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, in line with the Company’s long-term succession plan, effective June 15, 2023. 

Mr Steen succeeds John W. Dietrich, who is retiring from the Company after nearly 25 years. Additionally, the company announced that Spencer Schwartz, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is retiring from his role, effective June 15, 2023.

Mr Steen has more than 30 years of experience in aviation and logistics, including 16 years of executive leadership experience with Atlas. He has served as Chief Commercial Officer since 2007 and has been responsible for leading the Company’s strategy and growing market share, as well as developing and diversifying the Company’s roster of blue-chip customers. In addition to his role at Atlas, he currently serves on the Board of Directors at CHC Helicopters. A new chief commercial officer will be named following Mr. Steen’s appointment as CEO.

“Michael’s leadership experience, strong track record of innovation and success, and consistent focus on the company’s customer-centric mission makes him the ideal candidate to lead Atlas forward in its next phase of growth,” said David Siegel, Chairman of the Board. “On behalf of the Board, we look forward to working closely with Michael to execute on Atlas’ strategic growth plans and continuing to build on the Company’s strong commitment to safety, quality and service excellence.”

19 April, 2023

Atlas Air Partners with Kuehne+Nagel and SR Technics Group to Form Sustainable Engine Alliance

Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., announced that it has partnered with Kuehne+Nagel and SR Technics Group to introduce the “Sustainable Engine Alliance”. Representing a wide range of the aerospace industry, the Alliance pledges to set new industry standards for low-carbon aircraft engine supply chains in line with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

The alliance members aim to reduce their collective environmental impact through networks for sustainable engine supply chains and a portfolio of sustainable services. Some of the first joint initiatives carried out by the alliance include the deployment of sustainable fuels, engine stand management solutions and a global digital interface for emission transparency, reduction and avoidance. The initiative is expected to reduce engine supply chain-related scope 3 emissions ahead of the aerospace 2050 sustainability targets.

Erik Goedhart, SVP Global Head of Aerospace at Kuehne+Nagel, comments: “Collaboration is key to industry-wide improvements in aerospace sustainability. With the ‘Sustainable Engine Alliance’, we will set new standards for responsible sourcing and engine transportation, while creating further awareness within the industry to minimize environmental impact of engine supply chains jointly. I am confident that together with Atlas Air and SR Technics we will pave the way for future sustainability efforts in aerospace. And we invite other value chain companies to join us.”

20 February, 2023

Atlas Air and Turkish Airlines partner in delivering humanitarian and relief supplies for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.

Atlas Air worked with Turkish Airlines to send a Boeing 747-8F from Washington Dulles International Airport last week carrying tonnes of humanitarian and relief supplies for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. 

The two companies, along with the Turkish Embassy, are working together to expedite this relief mission to support the critical needs of thousands of people impacted by this natural disaster. Atlas Air is providing the aircraft and crew and Turkish Airlines is collecting clothes, shoes, medical supplies and other essentials. 

“Through our partnership with Turkish Airlines, we are honoured to contribute air freight capacity to deliver critical supplies to this region where they are needed the most,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Atlas Air Worldwide. “We are moved by the heroic work of first responders and humanitarian organizations to provide relief to the communities impacted by this natural disaster.  On behalf of our 5,000 Atlas employees around the world, we are grateful for this opportunity to show our support.”  

Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air.  The firm operates the world’s largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provides customers with the broadest array of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.







31 January, 2023

Get ready to send the very last Boeing 747 into service.....


Boeing will present a live webcast of the ceremony marking the delivery of the final 747 to Atlas Air later today, January 31st at 16:00 eastern time, 13:00 pacific time, and 21:00 gmt.

Thousands of people – including current and former employees as well as customers and suppliers – will celebrate the final delivery in the factory constructed to produce the iconic widebody with the distinctive hump. The final aeroplane, a 747-8 Freighter, is the 1,574th manufactured during 55 years of production.

While the event is not open to the public, Boeing will make this live webcast available globally at this link.








747-8F range
747-8F cross section.











17 December, 2022

Titan Aircraft Investments and Georgian Airlines confirm long-term lease deal for a Boeing 737

Titan Aircraft Investments today announced the placement of one Boeing 737-800SF converted freighter on long-term dry lease with Georgian Airlines to support its network. Titan Aviation Holdings, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc, will manage this asset.

“We are delighted to welcome Georgian Airlines and appreciate their trust in Titan as we support their growing business,” said Michael Steen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan Aviation Holdings and Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide.

“As we expand in the airfreight market, we are honoured to partner with Titan Aircraft Investments to bring more air cargo capacity to the region with the addition of the 737-800 freighter. We look forward to a strong partnership with Titan’s excellent team as they help us meet market demand and capitalize on cargo flows between Asia and Europe,” said Irakli Mezvrishvili, General Director of Georgian Airlines LLC.

Georgian Airlines is a fast-growing and development-oriented company established in 2020. The cargo carrier commenced operations in February 2022. The operating range includes air cargo transportation by charter and regular flights across Europe, Baltics, Caucasus, Black Sea Region, the Middle East, Eastern, and Southern Asia. Currently, Georgian Airlines operates one 737-800BCF and one 737-800SF. With its headquarters in Georgia in the Caucasus and the Black Sea region, a key transit and trade corridor for Eurasian countries, Georgian Airlines supports the country's potential to become an important hub for the aviation industry.

Titan Aviation Holdings is a freighter-centric leasing company that provides dry leasing solutions to airlines worldwide. Titan’s fleet of cargo aircraft support customers, including international flag carriers, express operators, e-commerce providers, and regional and domestic carriers. Titan’s deep airfreight domain expertise and innovative asset management solutions help customers quickly ramp up their aviation operations while minimizing capital investment.







29 November, 2022

Atlas Air welcomes the first of four new Boeing 777-200 freighters which it will operate for MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company



Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has welcomed a Boeing 777-200 Freighter, which it will operate on behalf of its customer MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, as part of a previously announced long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) agreement.

The 777-200 Freighter will complement MSC’s world-class container shipping solutions and expand service to key trade lanes for various industries, including those which traditionally have significant air cargo transportation needs. This aircraft is the first of four new Boeing 777 Freighters that Atlas will operate for MSC.

With an established history of twin-engine efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, and lower maintenance and operating costs, MSC enters the air cargo industry with the longest-range twin-engine freighter in the world, capable of flying 4,880 nautical miles (9,038 kilometres). The 777-200F also meets quota count standards for maximum accessibility to noise‑sensitive airports around the globe.

“We are looking forward to this partnership with MSC, the world’s largest shipping company, as they enter into air cargo,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “We are pleased that all four of our newly acquired 777-200Fs are placed on a long-term basis with MSC, providing them with dedicated capacity to support their growth and expansion.” 


“We are delighted to see the first of our MSC-branded aircraft take to the skies and we are looking forward to start serving the market with our new Air Cargo solution,” said Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC.




“We are delighted to see the first of our MSC-branded aircraft take to the skies and we are looking forward to start serving the market with our new Air Cargo solution,” said Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC. “We believe that MSC Air Cargo is developing from a solid foundation thanks to the reliable ongoing support of our operating partner Atlas.”









28 November, 2022

First of four Boeing 777F jets arrive for Atlas Air to fly for MSC



Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has welcomed a Boeing 777-200 Freighter, which it will operate on behalf of its customer MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, as part of a previously announced long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) agreement.

The 777-200 Freighter will complement MSC’s world-class container shipping solutions and expand service to key trade lanes for various industries, including those which traditionally have significant air cargo transportation needs. This aircraft is the first of four new Boeing 777 Freighters that Atlas will operate for MSC.

With an established history of twin-engine efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, and lower maintenance and operating costs, MSC enters the air cargo industry with the longest-range twin-engine freighter in the world, capable of flying 4,880 nautical miles (9,038 kilometres). The 777-200F also meets quota count standards for maximum accessibility to noise‑sensitive airports around the globe.

“We are looking forward to this partnership with MSC, the world’s largest shipping company, as they enter into air cargo,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “We are pleased that all four of our newly acquired 777-200Fs are placed on a long-term basis with MSC, providing them with dedicated capacity to support their growth and expansion.” 


“We are delighted to see the first of our MSC-branded aircraft take to the skies and we are looking forward to start serving the market with our new Air Cargo solution,” said Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC.




“We are delighted to see the first of our MSC-branded aircraft take to the skies and we are looking forward to start serving the market with our new Air Cargo solution,” said Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC. “We believe that MSC Air Cargo is developing from a solid foundation thanks to the reliable ongoing support of our operating partner Atlas.”









25 November, 2022

Atlas Air takes delivery of a new Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft - the first of two placed on long-term agreement with Kuehne+Nagel

 

Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW) today announced it has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. This aircraft is the third of four new Boeing 747-8 Freighters Atlas Air ordered in January 2021 and is the first of two 747-8Fs Atlas Air will operate for its customer Kuehne+Nagel under a long-term agreement.

“This 747-8F delivery underscores the importance of our long-term strategic partnership with Kuehne+Nagel and our commitment to support their continued growth and expansion,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Atlas Air Worldwide. “We are pleased to provide their first dedicated aircraft which will proudly fly in a custom Kuehne+Nagel livery. The two 747-8Fs we will operate for Kuehne+Nagel will add more capacity and versatility for their network.”

Yngve Ruud, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for Air Logistics, said: "It is a very special moment for us to see Kuehne+Nagel 747-8F ‘Inspire.’ taking off. Together with the very last 747-8F that we named ‘Empower.’, these aircraft will support our customers with reliable and flexible solutions globally, continuing the legacy of the most incredible aviation programs in history. We are delighted to celebrate this with our partners Atlas Air and Boeing and looking forward to seeing our aircraft connecting the world.”

With more than 79,000 employees at over 1,300 sites in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics providers. It operates in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.

Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscores our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of noise, aircraft emissions and resource consumption. With its advanced design and engines, the 747-8F offers a 16% improvement in fuel use and CO2 emissions per tonne and a 30% smaller noise footprint compared to the previous generation of aircraft.

"With Atlas Air taking delivery of the final 747s for its customer Kuehne+Nagel, this iconic Boeing aeroplane will continue to move cargo around the world for decades to come,” said Kim Smith, Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747/767 Program. "As we say goodbye to the ‘Queen of the Skies’, we’re proud of her legacy as an aeroplane that propelled aviation innovation and later laid the foundation for our family of freighters."

Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world’s largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers the broadest array of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.











19 October, 2022

Titan Aircraft Investments and ASL Aviation Holdings confirm long-term dry lease deal for Boeing 737-800SF aircraft

Titan Aircraft Investments, the joint venture between Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc. and Bain Capital Credit, have this week confirmed the placement of a Boeing 737-800SF converted freighter on a long-term dry lease with ASL Aviation Holdings. Titan Aviation Holdings will manage the aircraft for ASL.

“We are honoured that ASL has placed its trust in Titan and we look forward to growing our new partnership in the future,” said Michael Steen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan Aviation Holdings and Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide.


Fergus Wilson, ASL Aviation Holding’s Group Fleet and Leasing Director, said: “We are looking forward to this B737-800SF entering service with ASL in the coming weeks and to a successful business relationship with Titan. The aircraft’s arrival will mark another step forward in ASL’s fleet renewal program which has already seen our 737-800NG fleet outgrow our 737 classic fleet.”

Titan Aviation Holdings is a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide and is a freighter-centric leasing company that provides dry leasing solutions to airlines worldwide. Titan’s fleet of cargo aircraft support customers, including international flag carriers, express operators, e-commerce providers, and regional and domestic carriers. Titan’s deep airfreight domain expertise and innovative asset management solutions help customers quickly ramp up their aviation operations while minimizing capital investment. Since its inception in 2009, Titan has grown to become the third largest freighter lessor globally by fleet value, owning and/or managing 38 aircraft on lease to customers worldwide with a book value of over $2.0 billion.
An older ASL 737                                                                                                                               Photo ASL










07 October, 2022

Atlas Air Takes Delivery of New Boeing 747-8 Freighter

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Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter.  Photo Boeing


Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. As previously announced, this is the second of four new 747-8 Freighters ordered by Atlas Air in 2021. These are the last 747-8 Freighters ever to be produced by Boeing.

The 747-8F is the most capable, technologically advanced and environmentally friendly widebody freighter, providing 20% higher payload capacity and 16% lower fuel consumption than the very capable 747-400F.

This aircraft has been placed under a long-term agreement with an existing customer.

“We are pleased to receive this additional 747-8F, and to add more capacity and value to our customers,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of aircraft emissions, resource consumption and noise.”

The iconic Boeing 747 program has been in operation for over 50 years and these aircraft will continue to play a critical role in keeping global supply chains moving for decades to come. The 747-8 is the only factory-built freighter with nose-loading capability in production, which will serve the long-term needs of the airfreight market.
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