Category Archives: Southern Air

Atlas Air Worldwide announces new five-year labor agreement with Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots

Atlas Air Boeing 747-45E (F) N487MC (msn 30609) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954898.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. subsidiary has completed a new joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) for its Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots, who are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).

The five-year JCBA is one of the last major steps in completing Atlas Air’s merger with Southern Air, which it acquired in 2016.

The JCBA was achieved through a contractual merger process, which included negotiations followed by binding arbitration to resolve remaining open items. Under this new long-term agreement, Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots will receive higher pay and enhanced benefits as part of the overall competitive package.

Pay increases will be effective in October, with the remaining terms and conditions to be implemented in the coming months in collaboration with the union. Once the new terms, conditions and timing of implementation are fully assessed, the company will provide an updated outlook.

Top Copyright Photo: Atlas Air Boeing 747-45E (F) N487MC (msn 30609) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954898.

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Southern Air retires its last Boeing 747

Southern Air (2nd) (Cincinnati) has retired its last Boeing 747 freighter. According to ch-aviation, the former World Airways Boeing 747-412 (F) N743WA (msn 26562) was retired to Marana, Arizona on February 3.

Previously Southern Air retired its last Boeing 747-200F freighter (N783SA) on January 5, 2013.

Southern Air streamlined its fleet as part of its Chapter 11 reorganization.

Southern Air now operates a fleet of four Boeing 777F freighters and four 737-400 freighters mainly for DHL.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/ Sister ship Boeing 747-4EVF ER N558CL (msn 35171) lands at Anchorage.

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Southern Air adds two new Boeing 777F freighters

Southern Air (2nd) (Anchorage) today announced the addition of two Boeing 777F freighters to its fleet.  With these additions, Southern Air will operate four 777F aircraft, the world’s largest and most advanced twin-engine freighter. Southern Air has taken delivery of its third 777F and will take delivery of its fourth on April 25 from Boeing.

The new aircraft will be immediately inducted into DHL Express. They will be utilized by DHL for its new round-the-world service from Hong Kong to Los Angeles to Leipzig, Germany, and back to Hong Kong.  Southern Air’s first two 777Fs have flown the Cincinnati-Bahrain-Hong Kong routes for DHL since September 2011.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean.

Southern Air Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Southern Air (2nd) introduces a new livery

Southern Air (2nd) (Anchorage) has introduced a new color scheme for the regular fleet in addition to the new “generic” 777F livery just introduced for ACMI cargo operations for Thai Airways International.

Copyright Photo: Luimer Cordero. Boeing 747-3B5 (SF) N749SA (msn 24194) prepares to land at Miami in the new look. The new South Terminal (with “Miami” on the side of the building) is in the background.

Boeing delivers two Boeing 777F freighters to Southern Air

Thai Cargo Boeing 777F N775SA, originally uploaded by SteelDreams.

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) has delivered two 777F freighters to Southern Air (2nd) (Southern Air Holdings, Inc.), the first 777s to join the Norwalk, Conn.-based cargo carrier’s fleet.

The addition of these two airplanes makes Southern Air (Anchorage) the world’s first aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) operator to feature the 777F freighter.

Southern Air has entered into an agreement to operate the two 777F freighters on behalf of Thai Airways International (Bangkok). Thai Airways will utilize the full capacity of the 777F freighters, becoming the first carrier in Southeast Asia to offer this capability to its freight customers.

Southern Air is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners. In addition to the new Boeing 777 Freighters, Southern Air operates a fleet of 16 Boeing 747 Freighter airplanes.

Copyright Photo: SteelDreams. The second Boeing 777-FZB N775SA (msn 37987) is pictured at Everett in the new “generic” color scheme featuring Thai’s web address. N775SA was handed over on March 3 and joins the previously delivered N774SA.

Southern Air (2nd) accepts its first Boeing 777F for operation for Thai Airways International

Southern Air 777, originally uploaded by Steve__N.

Southern Air (2nd) (Anchorage) on February 17 took delivery of its first modern Boeing 777F freighter. Boeing 777-FZB N774SA (msn 37986) was accepted in a white condition. The freighter flew to Victorville, CA for painting in this somewhat generic 2010 livery with Thai’s web address. Southern Air is the world’s first ACMI operator of the 777F.

Thai Airways International (Bangkok) has entered into a block space agreement with Southern Air to utilize the full capacity of the first two 777Fs. Thai Cargo and Southern Air will officially announce the freighter operation in March at Thai Cargo’s facility at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

The second 777-FZB (N775SA, msn 37987) is also fully painted at Everett (Paine Field) and will be delivered on March 2.

Copyright Photo: Steve N. N774SA is pictured at the ANC base.

Southern Air to operate two 777Fs for Thai

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Southern Air (2nd) (Norwalk and Anchorage) will operated two Boeing 777F long-range freighters for  Thai Airways International (Bangkok) from BKK to Europe starting in early 2010. On July 30, 2007 Southern Air was acquired by Oak Hill Partners and it was merged with Cargo 360 forming Southern Air Holdings. At the time Oak Hill Capital Partners anticipated Southern Air would soon operate a fleet of six Boeing 777F freighters for its ACMI operations. Southern Air is also intending to operate the new 747-800F in the future. Southern Air currently operates a fleet of Boeing 747-200F and 747-300F freighters.

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