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Atlas Air flies first Boeing 747-400F into the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) (New York) confirmed the successful operation on October 14 of the first scheduled freighter service into the new Dubai World Central (DWC)-Al Maktoum International Airport on behalf of its long-standing ACMI customer, Panalpina Group.

Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-400 freighter flight initiates a new controlled air freight service by Panalpina. The service will include two weekly flights into Dubai as part of a round-the-world rotation connecting Luxembourg, Dubai, South Africa, Hong Kong, North America and Latin America.

In addition, a second Atlas Air 747-400 freighter is helping Panalpina inaugurate new express service between Huntsville, AL, and São Paulo, Brazil, enhancing connections between Asia, North America and Latin America.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck.

TNT Airways to lease three Boeing 777F freighters

TNT Airways (Liege) will lease three new long-range Boeing 777F freighters from Guggenheim Aviation Partners. The new type is expected to enter service in July 2011.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. TNT Airways currently operates four Boeing 747-400F freighters.

United Arab Emirates threatens to take actions against Canada

The relationship between Canada and the United Arab Emirates is softening amid media reports that the UAE may restrict Canada from using a military base in the UAE.

Canada will not allow Emirates Airline to operate more than six flights a week into Canada. Emirates says this is not enough capacity to handle the demand.

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Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil. Operated by Atlas Air, Boeing 747-47UF N415MC (msn 32837) prepares to land at Amsterdam.

UPS introduces a new “Logistics” ad campaign

UPS-United Parcel Services (UPS Airlines) (Atlanta and Louisville) has dropped the “brown” ad theme and has launched a new “Logistics” ad campaign.

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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. UPS Airlines’ Boeing 747-45E (BCF) N578UP (msn 27154) climbs gracefully at Anchorage.

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National Airlines puts its first Boeing 747-400 freighter into service

National Airlines (5th) (National Air Cargo Group) (formerly Murray Air) (Ypsilanti) is now operating its first Boeing 747-400 freighter. Oddly after receiving an N-number (N952CA) on June 30, 2010, the aircraft has now reverted to an Icelandic registration.

Copyright Photo: Axel J. Ex-Air France Boeing 747-428 (BCF) TF-NAC (msn 25238, ex N952CA/F-GISA) is pictured at Frankfurt on September 14 now with large blue titles.

Atlas Air to fly a second Boeing 747-400F for Panalpina

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (New York) has confirmed an agreement to place a second Boeing 747-400 freighter with Panalpina Air and Ocean Ltd.

The multi-year agreement, under which Atlas Air (New York-JFK) will provide ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) services to freight forwarder Panalpina which was announced on the 20th anniversary of Panalpina’s “Dixie Jet” freighter service connecting Huntsville, AL, with Europe, which is also operated by a Boeing 747-400 Freighter leased from Atlas Air.

The second aircraft, to be based at Panalpina’s European hub in Luxembourg, will operate services from Asia and Africa to Europe; Europe to Africa, the Middle East and Asia; and from Asia to the United States. It is set to begin operating in early October.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. A beautiful portrait of Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-47UF N492MC (msn 29253) climbing majestically away from scenic Anchorage.

Asiana Airlines Cargo adds service to Atlanta on September 13

Asiana Airlines (Seoul) began cargo service to Atlanta on September 13 with Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft. The new route will be operated four times a week.

Asiana Airlines is the 14th all-cargo airline to serve Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Singapore Airlines Cargo began scheduled service to Atlanta in September 2009.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 747-48EF HL7636 (msn 29170) climbs away from Anchorage.

UPS loses N571UP and two crew members at Dubai

UPS Airlines (United Parcel Service) (Atlanta and Louisville) yesterday (September 3) lost its Boeing 747-44AF N571UP (msn 35668) and the two crew members on board when it crashed on takeoff at Dubai.

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Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. N571UP is pictured arriving at Anchorage on May 10, 2010.

Atlas Air’s Global Supply Systems to operate three Boeing 747-800F freighters for British Airways

Copyright Photo: Pedro Pics. The current three Boeing 747-400F freighters are expected to replaced by the new 747-800Fs. 747-47UF (msn 29252) is pictured at the STN base.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (New York-JFK) confirmed that its 49%-owned UK subsidiary, Global Supply Systems Limited (GSS) (London-Stansted), has signed a five-year wet leasing agreement with British Airways Plc to operate three Boeing 747-8 freighters on behalf of British Airways starting in 2011.

Under this long-term aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) outsourcing contract, GSS will provide a turnkey solution for British Airways’ cargo division, British Airways World Cargo (BAWC). GSS will lease the 747-8F aircraft that it will operate for BAWC from AAWW’s Atlas Air unit, which expects to take delivery of the aircraft from Boeing in early 2011.

World Airways to lease two Boeing 747-400 freighters

World Airways (Atlanta), a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., has entered into an agreement to add two leased Boeing 747-400 freighters to its fleet. The aircraft, scheduled for delivery in December 2010 and February 2011, will grow World’s B747-400 freighter fleet to four aircraft.

World is also in the process of reactivating a MD-11 freighter that it had placed into storage in 2009. This aircraft will enter revenue service in September 2010, and will return World’s fuel efficient MD-11 freighter fleet to nine active aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero. Boeing 747-4H6 (F) N740WA (msn 25700) lands at Miami.