Air Transport International

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Air Transport International
ATI-LOGO.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
8C ATN Air Transport
Founded 1978 (as US Airways)[1]
Commenced operations 1988 (as Air Transport International)
Hubs
Fleet size 24
Parent company Air Transport Services Group
Key people Jim O'Grady, President
Website http://www.airtransport.cc/

Air Transport International, Inc. is an airline based in Wilmington Ohio, USA. It operates worldwide cargo charters and combi charters for the express package industry and freight forwarders, as well as for the United States Department of Defense and the automotive industry. It also wet-leases aircraft. Its main base is Wilmington, Ohio.[2] It is part of the Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQATSG).

March, 2016, Amazon.com announced that it would be using ATI to provide transport services for the Amazon Prime network. The deal under ATI's parent company will result in an increase in aircraft, frequencies, and jobs for the airline.

History

The airline was established in 1978 and started operations in 1979. It was formed as US Airways and later known as Interstate Airlines. The current name was adopted in 1988. On October 1, 1994 ICX International Cargo Express was merged into Air Transport International, which was itself acquired by the Brink's Company in February 1998. ATI was sold in 2006 to Cargo Holdings International (CHI). It has 495 employees.[2]

Cargo Aircraft Management was the lead customer for the Boeing 767 freighter conversion program. In the 12 months after ATI's sale by Brinks to CHI, worldwide airline profits fell significantly; however, ATI continued to negate this trend. Delivery of fully modernized and fuel efficient B767PF Aircraft was on track for June 2008.

On November 2, 2007, Cargo Holdings International, the parent company of ATI entered into an agreement to be acquired by Wilmington, OH-based ABX Holdings, Inc. The company along with sister company Capital Cargo International Airlines were run as separate companies under the Air Transport Services Group umbrella.

In March 2013 Capital Cargo merged with Air Transport.[3]

ATI currently operates cargo flights for DHL Aviation and is one of the carriers serving Amazon Air and AMC.

Fleet

The Air Transport International fleet includes the following aircraft (as of October 4, 2016):[4]

ATI 767-300 departing its ILN home base
Air Transport International Fleet
Aircraft In Service Notes
Boeing 757-200F 4 operated for DHL Aviation
Boeing 757-200C 4 used for passenger charters
Boeing 767-200SF 12 operated for Amazon Air
Boeing 767-300SF 8 operated for Amazon Air
Total 28

Accidents and incidents

Air Transport International Accidents and incidents
Flight Date Aircraft Routing Location Description Injuries Probable Cause
?
Summary
March 12, 1991 DC-8-62F New York, NY to Brussels, Belgium New York, NY Captain aborted takeoff and skidded to the right; the aircraft struck ILS equipment, the nose landing gear collapsed and all 4 engines were ripped off; plane was destroyed by fire 5 minor Improper preflight planning/preparation, flight engineer misjudged aircraft weight and balance, improper airspeed by flight engineer and improper supervision by pilot
805 opf. Burlington Air Express
Summary
February 15, 1992 DC-8-63F Seattle, WA to Toledo, OH Swanton, OH After the First Officer made two unsuccessful ILS approach attempts, the Captain took control, became spatially disoriented and accidentally caused the plane to enter a bank and attitude from which the plane would not recover 4 fatal Aircraft control not maintained by the pilot
?
NTSB Accident Report
February 16, 1995 DC-8-63F Kansas City-Westover Air Reserve Base/Metropolitan Airport Kansas City International Airport While departing for a ferry flight with the #1 engine inoperative the plane started to veer to the left; the plane continued its takeoff roll with the tail striking the ground; the plane was able to lift off but subsequently crashed, left wing first 3 fatal Decision to continue takeoff below rotation airspeed, lack of understanding of a three-engine takeoff procedure and failure of the company to ensure that flight crew received proper training

References

  1. ^ Norwood, Tom; Wegg (2002). North American Airlines Handbook. John (3rd ed.). Sandpoint, ID: Airways International. ISBN 0-9653993-8-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 67–68. 
  3. ^ http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-12-17/business/os-capital-cargo-layoffs-20121217_1_orlando-international-airport-state-labor-officials-freight
  4. ^ http://www.airtransport-manuals.cc "ATI Fleet"

External links

  • Air Transport International
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