Tag: Atlas Air

Atlas Air Boeing 747 Experiences System Malfunction

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400, registration N480MC performing positioning flight 5Y-2868 from Manchester, EN (UK) to Orlando, FL (USA) with 20 crew on board, was enroute at FL380 about 220nm westsouthwest of Shannon (Ireland) about to enter Oceanic Airspace when the crew entered a hold to work on a problem. After about an hour the […]

Atlas Air Crash: Reason in Loss of Control?

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter on behalf of Amazon Prime, with 3 crew, was on approach to Houston in contact with Houston Approach, routine communication, when radio and radar contact with the aircraft was lost. The aircraft was found having impacted the waters of Trinity Bay about 1.5nm northwest of Anahuac’s Bayside Community Hospital. […]

Atlas Air Boeing 747 Reports Technical Problem

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400, performing flight from Nuremberg (Germany) to Portsmouth (USA), reported technical problem. Aircraft was climbing out of Nuremberg when the crew stopped the climb at FL190 due to some technical problem, the speed over ground remained below 320 knots. The crew decided to divert to Leipzig (Germany), descended the aircraft to FL140, […]

Hong Kong Air Cargo Adds Jumbos

Reading Time: < 1 minute Atlas Air has placed three Boeing 747-400 freighters with Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier under an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) deal. The first aircraft will enter service with the Hong Kong Airlines subsidiary in September, serving routes between Asia and the US. The other two will begin operations next year. “We are delighted […]

Boeing and Atlas Air Agreement for 767 Passenger to Freighter Conversions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced an order to convert nine 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Four of the orders were previously announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, attributed to an unidentified customer. Atlas Air Worldwide, based in Purchase, New York has an all-Boeing fleet. “Boeing has been a […]

Atlas Air Worldwide Acquires Southern Air

Reading Time: 2 minutes Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has completed its acquisition of privately held Southern Air Holdings, Inc., a premier provider of intercontinental and domestic CMI (crew, maintenance and insurance) services, in an immediately accretive transaction for cash consideration of approximately $110 million, subject to customary adjustments. The company did not assume any debt in connection with […]

FAA Proposes $275,000 Civil Penalty Against Atlas Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA said it has proposed a $275,000 civil penalty against New York-based Atlas Airlines for allegedly operating a Boeing 747 after performing improper maintenance on the aircraft. In a statement, FAA said it “alleges that Atlas maintenance workers improperly repaired the plane’s landing gear after it would not retract on departure from Sydney, Australia. Atlas […]