New York (AirGuideBusiness - Air Cargo & Shipping News) Jun 3, 2012
ACMI Service, Panalpina Group Panalpina is a Swiss-based freight operator. The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain Services. Thanks to its in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina provides globally integrated end-to-end solutions tailored to its customers' supply chain management needs. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 branches in more than 80 countries. In a further 80 countries, it cooperates closely with partner companies. Panalpina employs approximately 15,500 people worldwide. www.panalpina.com May 29, 2012
Atlas Air Atlas Air Worldwide Takes Delivery of Fourth Boeing 747-8 Freighter, to Place in ACMI Service with Panalpina. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 747-8 Freighter, which will be placed into service for Panalpina under a previously announced long-term agreement. Pursuant to a multiyear aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) outsourcing contract, Atlas Air expects to operate two 747-8F aircraft, offering next-generation performance in payload, fuel efficiency, total cost per tonne-mile and environmental compliance, on behalf of Panalpina, a Swiss-based global freight forwarding and logistics services provider. The second 747-8F for Panalpina is expected to be delivered and placed into service by the end of the summer. The acquisition of Atlas AirOs latest 747-8F was financed in part with proceeds from a term loan provided by Apple Bank for Savings and guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States. OWe are the only outsource operator to offer customers the 747-8 Freighter, and we are very pleased that Panalpina, one of our longest-tenured customers, now has the industryOs newest freighter,O said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer. OPanalpina can immediately take advantage of increased capacity and revenue-generating capability while improving fuel economy and the ability to offer its customers a unique and highly flexible solution for time-definite airfreight.O Panalpina is the second Atlas Air customer to enter into a long-term ACMI agreement for the 747-8F following British Airways World Cargo. Atlas Air expects to receive a total of four 747-8Fs in 2012, including the two for Panalpina, and two more in the first half of 2013. Panalpina will use the new freighter on its controlled regular airfreight services connecting Luxembourg with destinations around the world, serving customers in industries that include healthcare, high tech, automotive and oil and gas. OWe are staying ahead of the game by combining our expertise, our global network and our industry specific know-how with the best cargo aircraft that the world of aviation has to offer,O said Monika Ribar, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Panalpina Group. ODelivery of the aircraft is just the latest way we rely on Atlas Air to help us provide leading-edge services that benefit our customers around the world.O The freighter, 5.6 meters (18.3 feet) longer than the benchmark 747-400F, is the largest long-haul, heavy freighter in the market with 16 percent more revenue cargo volume compared with the 747-400F. The additional 120 cubic meters (4,245 cubic feet) of volume afforded by the longer fuselage offers space for four additional main-deck pallets and three additional lower-hold pallets. For maximum speed and flexibility, cargo can be loaded and unloaded using both the nose and side doors. OOur latest delivery embodies how our customers can effectively expand their capacity and operations and capitalize on market opportunities around the world without waiting for new-production freighters to be built or committing their balance sheets to new aircraft purchases,O Flynn said. OIn addition, the financing we drew upon for this delivery and have available for the remainder of our 747-8F deliveries reflects the strong working relationship that we have developed with Apple Bank and with Ex-Im Bank, each of whom has been quite receptive to Atlas Air and the 747-8F asset.O May 31, 2012
Atlas Air, Panalpina, Boeing Boeing Delivers 20th 747-8. Boeing delivered 20th new 747-8 jet. The airplane, a 747-8 Freighter, was delivered to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Atlas Air will operate it on behalf of Panalpina, the Swiss-based freight operator. This marks the first time in Panalpina's history that an airplane has been painted in the company's livery. The 747-8 Freighter will immediately enter service...