A DHL Express 767-200BDSF previously operated on a CMI basis by Atlas Air has been transferred to Amerijet [FATs 005719-005720].
The aircraft (23018) has been in Miami (MIA), Amerijet’s base, since Oct. 31.
For now, seven of the eight remaining Atlas-operated DHL 767-200BDSFs continue to be flown by Atlas Air, while one aircraft (22566) has been in Jacksonville (VQQ) since Sept. 9, according to flight radar.
DHL declined to comment on whether more 767s are expected to be transferred from Atlas to Amerijet and Amerijet could not be reached for comment.
We note that Atlas confirmed our report in early August that Southern would operate more 737-800BCFs for Amazon. Atlas said it had decided to step away from the unprofitable 737-400F operations for DHL.
Unit 23018 is one of four GE-powered 767-200Fs DHL had placed with Atlas in early 2015, while unit 22566 is part of a batch of five, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, that Atlas began operating under a 2011 agreement.
Amerijet took delivery of a newly converted 767-300BDSF (26996, ex-American Airlines) in September, on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), joining one 767-200BDSF and six other 767-300BDSFs.
This year has seen DHL greatly diversifying its list of partner carriers. Apart from new ACMI operators such as National Airlines, 21 Air and MasAir, the integrator has transferred five 737-400Fs away from Atlas-affiliate Southern Air and placed one with Kalitta Charters II, two with iAero Airways, and two with Mesa Airlines. In May, DHL also handed over its first two 737-800BDSFs to iAero.
Earlier this year, in February, Kalitta Air became the newest CMI operator of DHL’s 777Fs and now operates three, having started the latest aircraft (66087) in November.