In 2009, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings was a 747 freighter operator with a twenty-eight unit fleet that still included six 747-200Fs alongside its twenty-two -400Fs. It was focused almost entirely on ACMI-leasing those 747s to other airlines, and the big news was the recent sale of a 49% stake in its Polar Air Cargo subsidiary […]
  • David Harris
  • June 16, 2016

More than just Amazon

As we reported yesterday, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings took the occasion of its first-quarter earnings release to announce that it had signed a 20-freighter/20%-stake deal with Amazon. You can read our discussion of that deal here, but lost amid the Amazon hooplah were the financial and operational details of Atlas’ first quarter. We will provide a detailed […]
  • David Harris
  • May 6, 2016

Atlas scores deal with Amazon for 20 freighters, 20% stake

It’s déjà vu all over again! The dust still hasn’t settled from the Amazon/ATSG deal, and now the e-commerce giant has done it again, this time with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Simultaneously with the release of its first-quarter results, Atlas [ticker: AAWW] announced the signing of an agreement with Amazon under which AAWW’s airline subsidiary […]
  • David Harris
  • May 5, 2016

DP-DHL denies forwarding business for sale

Deutsche Post-DHL has been prominent here at CargoFacts.com in the last week, so it seems fitting to cap things off with a final bit of news, and then some related videos for your weekend viewing pleasure. Today’s news, or perhaps anti-news, is that Frank Appel, DP-DHL’s CEO, issued a denial that the company’s troubled forwarding business […]
  • David Harris
  • February 19, 2016

Atlas looks ahead to 2016

On an operational basis, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) had a solid fourth quarter and a very strong year in 2015. It’s reported fourth-quarter financial results were hit by a one-time charge related to settling an antitrust class action lawsuit, but operationally, both fourth-quarter and full-year performance was strong. After adjusting for the $100 million settlement, […]
  • David Harris
  • February 18, 2016

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

Ten years ago, in November 2005, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) placed launch orders for ten and eight 747-8Fs, respectively. They were both well-established all-cargo carriers with significant 747-400F fleets, and both had been operators of the 747-200F. So it was not surprising that they would be first in line for the next generation […]
  • David Harris
  • November 3, 2015

Atlas expands

The Paris Air Show may have ended last week, but that hasn’t stopped the flow of news about freighter aircraft transactions. Yesterday it was China Southern, today it is Atlas. In a formal announcement this morning, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) confirmed several aircraft acquisitions and outlined plans for several future leasing contracts. Cargo Facts […]
  • David Harris
  • June 25, 2015

747-8F: the State of the program

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signing on as launch customers, with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. It wasn’t until […]
  • David Harris
  • October 14, 2014
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