Atlas to take over 747-400F ops for NCA

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced the expansion of its existing strategic agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), under which Atlas will operate NCA’s three 747-400 freighters on a CMI basis. The announcement is not unexpected, as the three -400Fs have been idled since the Japanese all-cargo carrier was forced to ground its entire eleven-unit […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 8, 2019

Atlas Air, ATSG appear to be operating more than twenty freighters each for Amazon

Based on data from FlightAware and FlightRadar24, forty-three 767Fs operated by Atlas Air and ATSG-affiliate carriers were flown on routes and schedules consistent with the Amazon Air network within the past three days. Forty-one of those had flights scheduled on 13 December. Now that both Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Caryn Livingston
  • December 13, 2018

ATSG’s appetite for 767Fs to persist beyond 2019

Concurrently with the reporting of its 2Q18 financial results, during a call with financial analysts, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) doubled-down on its commitment to the 767 platform through 2019 and beyond, signaling that it will add between six and ten of the type in 2019, and is likely to add more in 2020 and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 7, 2018

The widebody freighter fleet — Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis of the widebody freighter fleet as it stood at the end of January 2018, we offered an overview of the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters. We concluded Part I with a chart showing every airline that operates widebody jet freighters in commercial service, including […]
  • David Harris
  • February 13, 2018

The widebody freighter fleet: Growing again, but slowly

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of widebody jet freighters in commercial service, as of 31 January, 2018. We start with a look at the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters – and in the coming days will move on to the ways in which the fleet has […]
  • David Harris
  • February 12, 2018

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

This month, Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) will begin operating a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s forwarding subsidiary, DHL Global Forwardin. Separately, Orlando-based National Airlines announced it had placed two 747-400Fs with China-based BST Logistics. Do these deals sound familiar? They should. Atlas has recently inked ACMI/CMI deals for 747F assets […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 15, 2017

Part IV: The leased freighter fleet, by carrier

On Monday, we began a multi-part series on freighter aircraft leasing which began with a look at the way in which a business that was originally fairly straightforward has become increasingly complex – you can see that discussion here. On Tuesday, we continued with a closer look at the lessors themselves (see part II). Part III […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 17, 2017

A strong quarter ends Atlas’ “historic” year

2016 was quite a year for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW). During the year, the company: Acquired Southern Air Holdings, including subsidiary carrier Southern Air, with its five 777Fs and five 737-400Fs, all in CMI operation for DHL, and Signed an agreement with Amazon, under which Atlas agreed to lease twenty 767-300 freighters to Amazon, […]
  • David Harris
  • February 23, 2017
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