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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.
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AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines (Kiev) as the launch customer on June 2 introduced the Antonov An-148-100B (UR-NTA, msn 0101) with the first revenue flight linking Kiev (Boryspil) and Kharkov. Nine more copies will follow UR-NTA. UR-NTA also introduced a new livery for the company.