The carrier told Cargo Facts it expects the aircraft, currently undergoing final checks in Tampa (TPA), to arrive at its Miami (MIA) hub in a matter of days. Unit 26996 had been ferried from Roswell (ROW), where it was painted, to TPA on Sept. 7.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) completed conversion of unit 26996 in Tel Aviv (TLV) in early August.
Apart from helping to maintain schedule integrity across Central and South America during upcoming planned maintenance visits, Amerijet said the new addition can also be used to expand its European operations. To that end, Amerijet launched its first scheduled trans-Atlantic flight by flying a 767-300BDSF non-stop between MIA and Brussels (BRU) at the end of April, shortly after receiving ETOPS certification for extended operations using twin-engined aircraft. The route is now operated three times a week.
Amerijet is also looking to expand its ACMI operations. This summer, the carrier began flying 767-300BDSFs for DHL Express, connecting East Midlands (EMA), New York (JFK) and Cincinnati (CVG).
Amerijet, which appointed Tim Strauss as its new CEO from Aug. 17, recently renewed its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The carrier was the first U.S.-based cargo airline to obtain the certification in 2017.
Excluding unit 26996, all of Amerijet’s other aircraft — one 767-200BDSF and six 767-300BDSFs — are also leased from CAM. Another 767-200BDSF previously with Amerijet (22215) and returned to CAM was leased to Malaysia-based Raya Airways in May.
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