All Atlas Air articles

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    US military activates civil aviation for humanitarian airlift

    2021-08-22T17:18:00Z

    The US military has asked airlines to participate in the humanitarian and diplomatic airlift from Afghanistan.

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    Atlas Air’s Q2 profit rises as airfreight remains in high demand

    2021-08-05T18:35:00Z

    Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings boosted its second quarter earnings as demand for air cargo services remains high.

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    Porpoising and bounced landing badly damaged Atlas Air 767

    2021-06-10T08:33:00Z

    US investigators have determined that improper flare technique led to a porpoised and bounced landing at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, badly damaging an Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER. The aircraft had been arriving on a charter service from Frankfurt’s secondary Hahn airport, transporting 240 passengers with a crew of 10, on ...

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    Atlas posts $90m profit as cargo business soars

    2021-05-05T17:56:00Z

    Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings continues to profit from higher freight demand during the global health crisis, as long-haul passenger flights - and the belly cargo that is transported in them - are still far from pre-pandemic levels.

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    Two Icelandair 767s to be converted to freighters in leaseback deal

    2021-03-10T16:16:00Z

    Icelandair Group has reached a sale-and-leaseback agreement for a pair of Boeing 767-300ER which will be converted into freighters. The aircraft are being sold to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ associated joint venture Titan Aircraft Investments. Icelandair Group says the 767s will be converted in spring next year and ...

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    Atlas reports $495 million profit for 2020

    2021-02-19T14:07:00Z

    Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings generated an operating profit of $495 million for the full year 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic downturn making it the worst year in history for air cargo demand, reversing its fortunes from an operating loss of $461 million in 2019.

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    Atlas orders the final four production 747-8 freighters

    2021-01-12T18:20:00Z

    The parent company of Atlas Air has ordered four new Boeing 747-8 freighters amid the ongoing shortage of air freight capacity that increases demand for cargo services during the coronavirus pandemic. Atlas will dry lease the 747s through its subsidiary Titan Aviation Leasing, reasserting its claim to be ...

  • Atlas 747-400F
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    Atlas completes transatlantic flight using sustainable aviation fuel

    2020-12-22T19:57:00Z

    Cargo carrier Atlas Air Worldwide has completed a test flight from Europe to Latin America using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) sourced from fresh vegetable oil.

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    Virgin Atlantic’s last 747-400 set to be recruited as troopship

    2020-12-11T15:03:00Z

    UK long-haul airline Virgin Atlantic Airways is preparing to withdraw its final Boeing 747-400, which is set to be transformed into a US-operated troop carrier. The aircraft (G-VROY), parked at the airline’s London Heathrow maintenance hangar, has undergone an acceptance check by its lessor. FlightGlobal understands that the ...

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    Dreamlifter pilots did not cross-check navigation before wrong-airport landing

    2020-09-25T17:09:00Z

    Seven years after the incident, US investigators have disclosed the awkward radio exchange which underlined that a Boeing ‘Dreamlifter’ crew had unintentionally landed at the wrong Wichita airport. Just over a minute after the pilots had landed at Colonel James Jabara airport, the local controller for McConnell air force ...

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    El Al said to add Dubai to wet-leased 747’s freight network

    2020-09-04T06:43:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al appears set to broaden its United Arab Emirates reach through a regular cargo service to Dubai. Several Israeli media outlets are carrying a statement from El Al that a weekly link to Dubai will be added to the route network of a Boeing 747 freighter ...

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    Atlas 767 probe sees potential to adapt military terrain-escape system

    2020-08-07T15:52:00Z

    Loss of an Atlas Air Boeing 767-300F in Texas last year has led investigators to highlight the potential for adapting military automatic ground collision-avoidance technology to civil aircraft. The aircraft dived into a lake after failing to recover from an excessive pitch-down input by the first officer, in response ...

  • Atlas 747-400F
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    Atlas 747-400F sustains pod-strike on three engines in Shanghai

    2020-08-07T09:14:00Z

    One of US cargo operator Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-400Fs has sustained a treble engine pod-strike while landing at Shanghai in China. Preliminary information from the US FAA states that the aircraft (N408MC) struck the ground with both left-hand engine pods, as well as the outboard right-hand pod. The ...

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    Atlas Air reports $293m loss in 2019 as it writes down 747-400 fleet

    2020-02-20T20:17:00Z

    Aircraft lessor and air freight company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings reported a loss for 2019 as it wrote down parts of its fleet due to lower cargo business during the year.

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    Atlas Air to fly cargo for El Al

    2020-01-07T22:30:00Z

    Aircraft lessor and air freight company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings says its Atlas Air unit will be flying cargo for Israel’s flag carrier El Al beginning this month.

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    Atlas 767 crash probe considers whether pilot nudged crucial switch

    2019-12-20T18:35:00Z

    Investigators have carried out a series of observations to examine whether pilots of an Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter could have accidentally activated a go-around switch while operating other flight controls. The 767 entered go-around mode while descending for approach to Houston on 23 February, apparently triggering an in-flight ...

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    Spectre of pitch-up illusion emerges in Atlas 767 crash probe

    2019-12-20T09:47:00Z

    Investigators have alluded to the possibility that an Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter pilot experienced somatogravic illusion before the aircraft entered a fatal dive on approach to Houston. The aircraft had been descending through cloud at 6,000ft when its go-around mode activated and its engine thrust increased, causing the ...

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    Titan and Bain Capital Credit form leasing joint venture

    2019-12-18T18:57:00Z

    Titan Aviation Holdings, the dry-leasing specialist subsidiary of airplane lessor Atlas Air Worldwide, says it has entered into a joint venture with Bain Capital Credit to develop a cargo aircraft leasing portfolio as it seeks to benefit from the continuing rapid rise in e-commerce. 

  • Airline Business Podcast - September 2019
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    PODCAST: Airline Business on Ryanair, Vietnam, Aigle Azur, cargo

    2019-09-12T16:14:00Z

    The new edition of the Airline Business podcast is now available.

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    Atlas CEO seeks trade certainty from Washington

    2019-09-11T00:30:13Z

    ​​Policymakers must take a long-term view on trade with nations including China to reduce uncertainty among air cargo carriers and customers that rely on their decisions to plan investments, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings chief executive William Flynn says in a speech on 10 September in Washington, D.C.