Tag Archives: 747-200F

Kam Air to transition to an all-Airbus A320 fleet

Kam Air (Kabul, Afghanistan) has announced it will retire and change its Boeing fleet to an all-Airbus A320 fleet. The airline posted this short statement:

Kam Air plans to introduce a fleet of all Airbus A320 aircraft only to replace its existing Boeing fleet.The project to be completed in 6 months.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Kam Air). Boeing 747-281F 4L-TZS (msn 24576) is pictured at Sharjah wearing a 2012 livery.

Kam Air aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Kam Air current fleet:

Kam Air fleet

Kam Air Fleet Photos

Kam Air A320 poster

Route Map:

Kam Air 11.2014 Route Map

Video TV commercial (in Afghan):

Kalitta Air acquires the 12 ex-Northwest Boeing 747-200Fs from Delta

Kalitta Air (2nd) (Ypsilanti) has acquired the retired fleet of 12 ex-Northwest Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-200F freighters from Delta Air Lines.

Copyright Photo: Roy Lock. Boeing 747-222B (SF) N645NW (msn 23736) of Northwest Airlines taxies to the cargo parking spot at Los Angeles before the merger.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings reports 2Q earnings of $32.7 million

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (New York-JFK) for the three months ended June 30, 2010, AAWW’s net income increased 188% to $32.7 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, on revenues of $356.2 million and pretax earnings of $61.7 million. Solid operating and financial results for the quarter compared with net income of $11.3 million, or $0.54 per share, on revenues of $240.0 million and pretax earnings of $17.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009.

Excluding one-time items, adjusted net income in the second quarter of 2010 increased 319% to $47.5 million, or $1.82 per share, compared with $11.3 million, or $0.54 per share, in the second quarter of 2009. Pretax earnings in the second quarter of 2010 included a net expense of $16.2 million for anticipated legal settlements, as well as a $2.2 million gain on disposal of aircraft assets. There were no one-time items in the second quarter of 2009.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-2D7B (SF) N522MC (msn 21783) climbs majestically at Anchorage.

Northwest Airlines agrees to price fixing

Northwest Airlines-NWA (Minneapolis/St. Paul), now merged into Delta Air Lines (Atlanta), has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $38 million fine for conspiring to fix cargo prices according to this report by Reuters.

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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Now gone, NWA Cargo’s Boeing 747-251B (F) N632NW (msn 23112) climbs gracefully at Anchorage.

Evergreen International has a tentative agreement with its flight crews

Evergreen International Airlines (Marana) crewmembers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) reached a tentative agreement that will result in a new contract if ratified by the crewmembers. Mediated contract talks ended on April 16 when the pilots’ negotiating committee achieved the tentative agreement with their management.

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Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Boeing 747-230F N490EV (msn 24138) prepares to land at New York (JFK).

MK Airlines ceases operations

MK Airlines (Ostend) ceased all operations on April 9 and surrendered its AOC on April 12.

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Boeing 747-2R7F 9G-MKL (msn 21650) prepares to land at Manston.

Rayyan Air is operating Boeing 747-21AC AP-BIB

Rayyan Air (Pakistan) is operating this ex-GIRjet Boeing 747-21AC registered AP-BIB (msn 23652, ex EC-KEP) with just “Cargo” titles.

Copyright Photo: Reiner Geerdts. AP-BIB stops at Sharjah.

Northwest Airlines retires the last Boeing 747-200F (updated)

Northwest Airlines-NWA (subsidiary of Delta Air Lines) (Minneapolis/St. Paul) operated the last of its Boeing 747-200 freighter flights on revenue flights on Saturday (December 19) as two of the giant aircraft touched down in Chicago and Los Angeles carrying full loads of cargo. Northwest flight NW 908 (with N632NW) departed Osaka and arrived in Chicago (ORD) with 73 tons of cargo, an 89 percent load factor (the last revenue flight). Northwest flight NW 906 (with N639US) departed Shanghai and arrived in Los Angeles (LAX) with 81 tons of cargo, a 99% load factor. Delta has parked its 10 wholly- owned Northwest 747-200 freighters, where they will remain in long-term storage. Two other 747s were returned recently to a leasing agent.

The pictured Boeing 747-251B N632NW (msn 23112) had the honor of operating the last revenue flight (flight NW 908).  Here is a disposition of each aircraft and the total hours:

N623US (21705) F9860-25NOV09 MSP-MZJ 103117HRS TOTAL TIME, 18171 CYCLES

N624US (21706) F9860-27NOV09 COS-MZJ 106418HRS TOTAL TIME, 19109 CYCLES

N631NW (23111) F9860-26DEC09 LAX-MZJ  92246HRS TOTAL TIME, 14118 CYCLES

N632NW (23112) F9861-28DEC09 ORD-MZJ  93928HRS TOTAL TIME, 14625 CYCLES

N639US (23887) F9862-26DEC09 LAX-VCV   80975HRS TOTAL TIME, 17442 CYCLES

N640US (23888) F9874-21NOV09 LAX-MZJ   80466HRS TOTAL TIME, 17267 CYCLES

N643NW (22245) F9860-29DEC09 ORD-ARG 97392HRS TOTAL TIME, 22176 CYCLES

N644NW (24177) F9861-26DEC09 ORD-MZJ  76406HRS TOTAL TIME, 14122 CYCLES




Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

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.

Press release:


Sundt Atlanta Skybridge starts operations

Sundt Atlanta Skybridge (Oslo-Gardermoen) is a joint venture between Air Atlanta Icelandic (Keflavik) and corporate jet operator Sundt Air (Oslo). The new JV will operate cargo charters. Boeing 747-230B (F) TF-ARM (msn 22363) was repositioned to OSL on June 24, 2009 and is now operating charter flights while still painted in basic Saudi Arabian Airlines colors.

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