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The end of Capital Cargo International Airlines

Capital Cargo International Airlines (Orlando) is no more. The cargo airline was merged into ATI-Air Transport International (Little Rock) yesterday (March 11). Founded in 1995, Capital Cargo International Airlines (CCIA) was an FAA 121 Supplemental Air Carrier. The airline operated five Boeing 727-200 and three 757-200 freighters.

Parent Air Transport Services Group issued the following statement:

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. announced on March 11, 2013 the completion of the merger of two of its airline subsidiaries, Air Transport International, Inc. (ATI) and Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc. (CCIA).

The merger creates a single airline, ATI, with its headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas, its operations center in Wilmington, Ohio, and its management team led by ATI President ATSG President and CEO Dennis Manibusan. ATI currently operates 13 aircraft, including seven Boeing 767 freighters (five 767-200s and two 767-300s), three Boeing 757 freighters, and three DC-8 combi (combination passenger and main-deck cargo) aircraft. The three DC-8 combis are to be replaced soon with four Boeing 757 combis.

The Air Carrier Certificate for CCIA has been surrendered to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and its aircraft leases and other assets transferred to ATI, following that agency’s review and approval of the technical aspects of ATI’s airline merger plan. Further, the economic authority for CCIA has been surrendered to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for cancellation.

ATSG President and CEO Joe Hete, President and CEO of ATSG, said completing the merger is an important milestone in an overall effort to make ATSG more profitable, and to better serve its customers.

“This merger is the most significant of a number of steps we are taking throughout ATSG to better fit our airline overhead and operating cost structures to the airline operations we have today, and expect to add in the future,” Hete said. “Dennis Manibusan and his teams in each company have worked hard to complete this process, and I applaud their efforts. The larger scale and strength of the new combined ATI they have created will be better prepared to support ATI’s customers, including DHL and the U.S. military, and attract new business in the months to come.”

Top Copyright Photo: Dave Campbell. Boeing 727-223 (F) N708AA (msn 22465) approaches runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The freighter is painted in the final 2011 livery.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Capital Cargo International Airlines. Boeing 757-222 (F) N531UA (msn 25042) was the only 757 to wear the new color scheme.

Capital Cargo 757-200F N531UA (11)(Grd)(Capital Cargo)(LR)

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Capital Cargo International Airlines: AG Slide Show

ATI-Air Transport International: AG Slide Show


ATSG posts a 4Q net profit of $13.5 million and $23.9 million in 2011

Air Transport Services Group, Inc.-ATSG (Wilmington, OH), the parent of ABX Air (Wilmington), ATI-Air Transport International (Little Rock) and Capital Cargo International Airlines (Orlando), posted its fourth quarter and 2011 financial results. For the 4Q, the group produced a net profit of $13.5 million. For the entire year of 2011, the group posted a net profit of $23.9 million.

Aircraft added during 2011 included nine Boeing 767 freighters and one 757 freighter. Additions planned for 2012 include seven more 767s, and two 757 combis.

ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, LLC; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

ABX Air Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: John Adlard.


Copyright Photo: Dave Campbell.

Capital Cargo Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Capital Cargo introduces a new bolder livery

Capital Cargo International Airlines (Orlando) has introduced this new color scheme.

Copyright Photo: Dave Campbell. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Compare with the old livery (slide show): CLICK HERE

Air Transport Services Group adds more contracts and aircraft

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (Wilmington, OH) today reported the launch of new freighter service within Asia, across the Atlantic, and within North America, along with customer commitments for more Boeing 767 widebody freighters, including advanced 767-300s.

Additional air cargo service for ATSG customers includes the following:

On November 1, ABX Air flight crews began operating one of the company’s Boeing 767-200 freighters in Asia for JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) under an ACMI agreement that requires the reimbursement of ABX Air’s costs if cancelled within the first two years. This Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement is related to JAL’s support of DHL customers in Asia.

On November 1, ATI-Air Transport International (Little Rock) began new DC-8 freighter service for BAX Global between the U.S. and several destinations in Mexico.

Also this week, Capital Cargo International Airlines (Orlando) added a Boeing 727 freighter to BAX Global’s U.S. network.

Later this month, ABX Air will begin daily transatlantic ACMI service for DHL between the United Kingdom and the U.S., via a Boeing 767-300 freighter that ABX Air has leased from a third party under a 45-month agreement.

Last month, ABX Air flight crews began operating the first of up to four additional Boeing 767-200 freighters in DHL’s U.S. network under terms of the existing Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (CMI) agreement between DHL and ABX Air. These DHL-owned aircraft are in addition to 13 767-200s that DHL has committed to lease from ATSG’s Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), and which will also be operated in the U.S. by ABX Air crews under the CMI agreement.

Amerijet today exercised the first of three options for a 767-200 for a seven-year dry lease, to be effective in January 2011. Amerijet currently leases two 767-200 aircraft from CAM.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Capital Cargo International Airlines’ crewmembers ratify the new contract

Capital Cargo International Airlines (Orlando) flight crewmembers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), ratified a new tentative contract agreement. Of the 95 percent of CCIA crewmembers who voted, 71 percent voted in favor of the agreement.

The contract becomes effective on August 1, 2010. The company has crew bases in Cincinnati, Toledo, and Miami.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 757-232 (SF) N620DL (msn 22910) prepares to taxi at the MIA base.

Capital Cargo International Airlines’ pilots to vote on a new contract

Capital Cargo International Airlines’ (Orlando) pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), will vote on a tentative agreement that, if ratified by members, will result in a new contract. The proposed 36-month agreement would include pay increases, a new contract bonus, as well as improved work rules and quality of life enhancements for cockpit crewmembers.

Negotiators for the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), which represents CCIA crewmembers, and Capital Cargo International Airlines met during the week of May 10 under the supervision of the National Mediation Board (NMB). The crewmembers and management worked out the deal during the late hours of May 15, after intense bargaining that extended over the weekend. Final language was completed this week.

In June, the pilot leaders and negotiating committee team will begin a series of road shows, in Cincinnati, Toledo and Miami—the crew hubs—to provide details of the agreement to the membership. After the education campaign is completed, Capital Cargo’s 122 cockpit crewmembers will have the opportunity to vote on whether to ratify the agreement.

Capital Cargo crewmembers merged their independent union with ALPA in 2007. At that time, they began negotiating as an ALPA pilot group after voting down two tentative contract agreements achieved by their independent union.

Copyright Photo: Ex-Delta Boeing 757-232 (SF) N620DL (msn 22910) , now with Capital Cargo International Airlines, taxies away from the cargo spot at Miami.

First Air to lease a Boeing 767-223 (F) freighter


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First Air (Bradley Air Services Limited dba) (Ottawa) has signed a contract with Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, for the dry lease of an ex-American Airlines Boeing 767-223 (F) freighter. This is the first wide body for the company. Air Transport Services Group is the holding company for ABX Air, ATI and and Capital Cargo International Airlines.