Amerijet secures 767 ETOPs, targets trans-Atlantic lane

On March 12, U.S.-based Amerijet International secured extended-range twin-engine operations, or ETOPS, approval that increases the maximum diversion time for its 767F fleet to 180 minutes. The FAA rating defines how much flying time an aircraft can be from an alternate airport and, in Amerijet’s case, will enable fewer stopovers and more direct flight paths […]

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-June

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the website. This database is […]

Big changes at Amerijet

On 26 July, ZS Fund L.P., a New York-based private equity firm announced it had acquired a majority stake in Miami-based Amerijet Holdings, Inc., and its logistics subsidiary, ITN Worldwide from H.I.G. Capital, for an undisclosed amount. In addition to the change in ownership, Amerijet’s founder, Dave Bassett will also step down as the group’s […]

Amerijet ends its US air/road experiment

Ft. Lauderdale-based all-cargo carrier Amerijet International launched a daily 767-200 service between the US cities of Reno and Columbus in July of this year, with road feeder service connecting the Reno hub to four cities in the western US, and connecting the Columbus hub to five cities in the east. The service offered one-to-two-day origin-to-destination […]

The changing freighter fleet

It’s been a busy month for freighter aircraft transactions. Regular visitors to this site will have seen a steady stream of reports chronicling the resurgence in demand for medium widebody freighters. Amerijet International, Cargojet, Star Air, and Uzbekistan Airways have all ordered or acquired freighter-converted 767-300s. And while there have been no recent orders for […]

More info on Amerijet’s US heavyweight freight service

As Cargo Facts has previously reported, US-based Amerijet is developing air hubs at Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus, Ohio (LCK) serving the Eastern US, and Reno/Tahoe International in Nevada (RNO), serving the West. You can click here to read our original story, but the short version is that Amerijet said it planned to feed cargo to […]

ATSG sees increasing demand for medium widebodies.

ATSG reported a moderately good first quarter, but the big news was two new leasing contracts. US-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported first-quarter net income down 20.8% y-o-y to $7 million. The decline came despite a slight (0.2%) increase in net revenue from customers to $144 million, but ATSG nonetheless maintained a reasonably healthy […]
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