SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2015
AWAS delivers one 747-400F (factory freighter) to Kalitta Air
AWAS announced today that it has delivered on-lease one 747-400F factory-built freighter aircraft to Kalitta Air, a global provider of air cargo services based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This aircraft comes from AWAS’ existing portfolio.
Conrad Kalitta, Founder and Owner Kalitta commented, “We are pleased to accept delivery of this uniquely capable, factory-built 747-400F freighter and to begin a new relationship with AWAS. Their team has proven itself in finding us the right aircraft to meet our fleet requirements.”
Marlin Dailey, Chief Commercial Officer AWAS remarked on the delivery, “We welcome Kalitta as a new AWAS customer and thank their team for the trust they have placed in us. We believe they are extremely well positioned given the strengthening market for air freight.”
The 747-400F offers superior payload capability compared to converted 747-400Fs and are heavily favored in today’s market. In addition, the main deck nose door allows for the loading of outsized items such as vehicles, helicopters, and construction materials, further enhancing the aircraft’s performance capabilities.
Kalitta Air is committed to providing customers with the most cost effective and complete on-demand air cargo services available in the industry. Kalitta Air began service in November 2000 and today is capable of air express delivery of virtually any type of freight, the company provides charter service for customers in the United States and around the world.