Category Archives: Centurion Air Cargo

Centurion Cargo could lose 5 of its freighters, pilots furloughed

Centurion Cargo (Miami) is struggling according to this report by the South Florida Business Journal.  According to the report, “five statutory trusts based in Dublin, Ireland filed a lawsuit in federal court on August 29 against Miami-based Centurion and its Sky Lease I affiliate. It claims the companies are delinquent on $10.2 million in lease payments on five aircrafts: one Boeing 747-400F and four McDonnell Douglas MD-11Fs.”

Until now the airline has not returned the aircraft.

The company was originally founded on November 8, 1985 as Challenge Air Cargo Inc. After many years in the business, on July 20, 2001 Challenge Air Cargo Inc. changed its name and started operating as Centurion Air Cargo Inc.

According to the airline, Centurion Cargo is a privately owned company founded in 2001.Based at Miami International Airport it currently operates a 550,000 square foot warehouse (51,097 square meters); divided into two different sections; a 159,000 square foot (14,772 square meters) Cooler and 391,000 square foot (36,325 square meters) Dry Cargo Area, the Centurion Cargo Center is by far the largest privately owned all cargo airline facility in North America, and operates a fleet of ten MD-11Fs and three 747-400ERFs.

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Update: Late on September 10, 2014 all pilots of Centurion Cargo received furlough notices.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/ Boeing 747-4R7F N901AR (msn 25868) arrives in Philadelphia.

Centurion Cargo: AG Slide Show

Centurion Cargo to retire its McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighter fleet

Centurion Cargo (Miami) and Sky Lease Cargo (Miami) (both owned by Alfonso Conrado Rey) will retire its nine McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters over the next two to three years according to a report by Cargo Facts. The two carriers are adding larger Boeing 747-400F freighters.

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Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/ Centurion Cargo’s McDonnell Douglas MD-11F N985AR (msn 48430) taxies at a snowy Amsterdam, its European terminus.

Centurion Cargo: AG Slide Show

Sky Lease Cargo: AG Slide Show

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Centurion Cargo gets ready to add its first Boeing 747 freighter

Centurion Cargo (formerly Centurion Air Cargo) (Miami) is getting ready to take delivery of this former Cargolux International Boeing 747-400F freighter. The cargo airline currently operates McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighters.

Copyright Photo: Kok Chwee (K.C.) Sim/ Pictured today at Singapore, this Boeing 747-4R7F still wears the LX-KCV (msn 25868) registration.

Centurion Cargo: AG Slide Show

Southern Air and Centurion Cargo sign ACMI agreement

Southern Air (2nd) (Anchorage) through its parent Southern Air Holdings, Inc., (Norwalk, CT) a worldwide provider of ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) outsourced aircraft announced it has signed a multiple year Boeing 747-200F ACMI agreement with Centurion Air Cargo (Miami). The aircraft began operating for Centurion Air Cargo last month.

Centurion Air Cargo, together with its related party SkyLease Cargo, is the leading cargo carrier out of Miami International Airport and operates a fleet of four McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircraft, leases an additional six MD-11F’s from SkyLease Cargo and operates scheduled all cargo service to multiple destinations in South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and World Wide charters.

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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

Centurion Cargo adds the Miami-Amsterdam route

Centurion Cargo (Miami) added the Miami-Amsterdam cargo route (twice a week) on June 6.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Arrow Cargo may be forced to shut down

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Arrow Cargo (3rd) (Miami) may be forced to shut down according to this published report in the South Florida Business Journal.

The company has notified the state of Florida that it may be forced to cease all operations and lay off all of its 473 employees at its MIA headquarters. Employees were notified of the possibility on April 9.

Arrow is still talking to a number of possible investors including Centurion Air Cargo (Miami) according to Air Cargo News. If successful Centurion could acquire Arrow’s fleet of McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Boeing 757-200 freighters.

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