Ukraine Air Alliance (Kiev) Antonov An-12BK registered as UR-DWF (msn 8345802) (above) operating a cargo flight from Prestwick, Scotland to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea crashed on takeoff from Tamanrasset, Algeria yesterday (August 30) after making a fuel stop. All 7 crew members on board were reported to have died in the crash.
According to Wikipedia the airline was established on February 18, 1992 and started operations in 1993.
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AmeriJet International (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Miami) announced its acquisition of SRX Transcontinental (Opa-locka), a Florida based company specializing in ground handling operations throughout Central Asia, and owner of Avialeasing Aviation Company (Tashkent), an Uzbekistan certificated airline with US DOT Part 129 authority. SRX and Avialeasing market the sales, charter operations, and contract maintenance of Antonov An-12 and An-26 aircraft based in both Uzbekistan and Opa-locka (near Miami). These aircraft are known for their ramp loading capabilities, unique winch and crane cargo handling system enabling it to load heavy and oversized cargo, as well as their ability to operate to airports not normally served by other commercial and or cargo aircraft.
AmeriJet also recently announced its intention to lease five Boeing 767-200 cargo aircraft.
AmeriJet in addition also announced its acquisition of a majority interest in Nations Express, a nationwide express trucking company based in Charlotte, NC. Nations Express operates a fleet of approximately 200 trucks in a unique express charter truck service.