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Swift Air prepares to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

Swift Air LLC (USA) (Phoenix) has signed a definitive Plan Funding Term Sheet with NIMBOS LLC that provides for a substantial capital infusion and paves the way for the company to emerge from Chapter 11 by late September concluding its thirteen month reorganization.  The company has filed a motion with the bankruptcy court for approval of $1.4 million in additional funding by NIMBOS as part of the steps to emerge from Chapter 11.

Swift Air LLC, has been best known for its 14 years of incident free operations, transporting presidential candidates like Senator John McCain, professional sports teams, and the world’s biggest music acts.  Dealt a significant blow from the NBA lockout in the 2011-12 season, followed shortly thereafter by the NHL lockout in the 2012-13 season, Swift Air filed for bankruptcy in June of 2012 and has explored multiple exit strategies, before entering into this new arrangement with NIMBOS. The company has renewed its commitment to its sports charter line of business and is looking forward to the start of the NHL and NBA seasons, which will be the first uninterrupted seasons for these leagues in the past 2 years.

Swift Air is a certificated FAR 121 Air Carrier and operates a fleet comprised of Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 passenger aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. The former US Airways Boeing 737-4B7 N802TJ (msn 24874) is pictured parked at San Francisco International Airport in the current livery, available for charter work. The aircraft was formerly painted and operated for the John McCain presidential campaign.

Atlas Air to operate a Boeing 767-200 for MLW Air

Atlas Air (New York) has signed an agreement to operate a VIP-configured Boeing 767-200 passenger aircraft in CMI service for MLW Air, LLC. Flights are expected to commence this summer.

Under the new CMI (Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) agreement, Atlas Air will operate MLW Air’s unique, all-first class, 102-seat Boeing aircraft, extending Atlas Air’s innovative CMI service solution and its growing 767 aircraft platform into very high-end passenger transport. The flights will be marketed as charters to sports teams, entertainers and other high-profile users.

MLW Air’s Boeing 767-277 N767MW (msn 22694) is the only all-first class 767 commercial charter aircraft with worldwide operations registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. The dual-aisle plane features first class seats with 60-inch pitch (the distance between a row of seats) in a two-by-two-by-two configuration. The seats recline to 156 degrees for maximum comfort and come with adjustable head and foot rests. The plane is ideal to meet the needs of heads of state, celebrities, diplomats, professional sports teams, entertainers, private parties, tour groups and other charter needs. The client list includes the Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks and such entertainers as Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and Beyoncé.

Atlas Air currently operates 10 Boeing 767s, including three passenger aircraft and seven freighters. Its modern, efficient fleet also includes two VIP-configured Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, 37Boeing 747 freighters and a recently acquired Boeing 777 freighter.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Pictured arriving at Washington (Dulles) with the Manchester United team on July 28, 2011 when it leased to Swift Air, the former Ansett Australia (VH-RMF) and Gadair European Airlines (N767AT) wide body 767-277 will now be operated by Atlas Air for MLW Air as N767MW.

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