Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has delivered seven leased freighters by its Cargo Aircraft Management and ATSG West Leasing subsidiaries during the fourth quarter of 2018 and said there has been continued strong demand for its converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft.
Amerijet International Airlines (pictured above) of Miami, Florida, took delivery of a Boeing B767-300 converted freighter. CAM now leases seven 767 freighters to Amerijet.
Canada’s Cargojet Airways took delivery of two more B767-300 converted freighters, bringing the total number of aircraft leased to CargoJet to four. SkyTaxi of Poland, took delivery of its first B767-200 converted freighter, with an option to lease a second freighter in 2019.
West Atlantic AB of Gothenburg, Sweden, took delivery of a B767-200 converted freighter. This is West Atlantic’s sixth aircraft leased from ATSG.
lso, two B767-300 freighters were delivered internally to ATSG subsidiary airline Air Transport International, to be operated for external customers under ACMI agreements that extend well into 2019.
Additionally, a DHL-leased 767-200 freighter was transferred to Bahrain from DHL’s US air cargo network. DHL now has six ATSG 767-200s in the Middle East.
ATSG chief commercial officer, Mike Berger said: “This fourth quarter has been our best ever in terms of aircraft deliveries and meeting the needs of our customers with efficient, timely service.
“It is especially satisfying because we are providing a platform of growth for existing customers, adding new customers to our portfolio worldwide, and meeting our commitment to deliver ten newly converted 767-300s in 2018.”
ATSG’s in-service fleet now comprises 91 aircraft, including 13 from its recent acquisition of Omni Air International. ATSG said its global expansion in 2018 has been significant, accomplishing eight 2018 deliveries outside of the US to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Canada.