Showing posts with label National Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label National Airlines. Show all posts

15 February, 2023

National Airlines and Brother's Brother Foundation partner in delivering humanitarian aid for Ukraine

U.S.-based Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) partners with National Airlines to ship humanitarian aid to different regions in Ukraine via Poland. The 17 tons of aid, which includes sleeping bags, quilts, clothing, generators, and other additional items were distributed among military hospitals and rehabilitation centres for injured soldiers in Kyiv, Lviv, and Vinnytsia areas.

"We are deeply grateful for the leading initiative by Brother's Brother Foundation in organizing the much-needed support in the region. National has been actively partnering with several organizations and governments to deliver timely humanitarian aid and relief to the crisis hit regions over the last three decades," remarked Christopher Alf, Chairman, National Air Cargo Holdings Inc.

 In a well-orchestrated mission, teams from both organizations coordinated airlift of the aid and relief items from the U.S. to Poland on National Airlines B747-400F aircraft. Later, the National Air Cargo global teams took the needed initiative for the final mile coordinating customs requirements and shipment transportation to different crisis hit Ukrainian cities via specially designated trucks.

24 September, 2022

Another Boeing 747-400ERF joins National Airlines Fleet

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U.S.-based National Airlines announced the arrival of a Boeing 747-400 ERF, Extended Range Freighter, to its fleet. This addition is a fuel-efficient freighter under registration N663CA (MSN 35237). Featuring a nose door and a large side door, the aircraft is a logical choice globally for sophisticated cargo movements across long distances. The induction is part of National Airlines’ current global fleet and network expansion approach to meet the massive demand to move huge shipments worldwide.

The aircraft has a maximum gross payload of an incredible 128 metric tons (about 282,000 pounds). The nose door loading capability, a unique feature of this type of aircraft, gives National the capability to move customers’ shipments of any length, which is not possible with the B777 freighter. This aircraft is also particularly suitable for pharmaceuticals, seafood, perishables, and other cold chain shipments.

“The introduction of the B747-400 ERF aircraft is part of our greater vision to modernize our fleet and enhance our service offerings for our customers. Our prime focus is not just rapid fleet expansion, but also to offer newer and innovative air freight solutions to the post-COVID global market to meet growing specialized cargo demands”, remarked Christopher Alf, Chairman of National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc.

With this addition, National Airlines offers additional freighter capacity to carry lengthy, odd-sized, bulk and delicate cargo across its global network of over 200 airports within a stipulated time frame. National will continue to add more freighter aircraft to its fleet in the coming months.

31 March, 2020

National Airlines Delivers Critical COVID-19 Relief

National Airlines Boeing 747-400 Freighters are carrying out highly critical COVID-19 missions world-wide to quickly deliver urgently needed COVID-19 laboratory testing supplies and protective gear.

USA Air Carrier National Airlines operates a fleet of B747-400 Freighters, A330 and B757 passenger aircraft globally.

With the World struggling to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, governments across the World are in dire need of masks, gloves, and other relief materials. National has been steadfast in supporting the World in these difficult times by ensuring the supply chain process is maintained, while also moving crucial passenger missions.

Among the many relief missions National Airlines has been involved with, the most recent is a flight operated into Mumbai, India with one of its Boeing 747-400 Freighters carrying key COVID-29 laboratory testing supplies to identity COVID-19. The second-largest country in terms of population has just implemented a complete lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

National has completed several missions and are contracted to perform numerous more from India, Europe, and China into the USA carrying pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies. Chris Alf, Chairman of National, said, "We salute our members, especially the crew who are doing an extraordinary job and accepting the responsibility to fly to world-wide destinations carrying medical supplies and relief materials and braving the challenges we're all facing today. Delivering the COVID-19 laboratory testing supplies and protective gear are highly time-critical missions in which our fantastic team have accomplished on time."

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13 May, 2019

Lucky escape as Embraer E190 lands without nose gear in Myanmar

The passengers and crew of a National Airlines an Embraer E190, operating flight UB103 had a lucky escape on Sunday when the aircraft landed without nose gear down.  It's the second time in a week of a landing incident in Myanmar

The Myanmar National Airlines aircraft was carrying 89 passengers and crew when it came into land at around 0900 local time in Mandalay, a city popular with tourists. It's understood there were no injuries reported either with the passengers or crew.