Global air group: Ready and diversified

With a flexible mix of contract services including ACMI and charter operations, Global Aviation Holdings said it is well positioned for any surge in capacity demand as the cargo market recovery intensifies.


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Earlier this year the new name, Global Aviation Holdings, was announced for the parent company of World Airways and North American Airlines. With a fleet of 11 wide-body cargo aircraft (two converted B747-400F and nine MD11F), Global’s VP of Cargo Sales Hendrik Falk is confident the carrier has the equipment, experience and flexibility to meet the rigorousdemands of today’s marketplace.

As a fully certified US Flag Air Carrier since 1948, World Airways has a long history of serving commercial passenger and cargo customers as well as the United States military and foreign governments across six continents. A cargo and passenger combined fleet of 30 aircraft includes B757-200, B767- 300ER, DC10-30, MD11, MD11F and B747-400F aircraft.

“In the last three years Global acquired five new aircraft: Two 747s, and three former Gemini MD11s,” says Falk. “So our cargo fleet has undergone a significant expansion just before challengingeconomic times.” The addition of the MD11s allowed World to phase out itsDC10-30F aircraft.

Next to its services for the US military, which represents an important core revenue stream, World offers commercial cargo and passenger customers the flexibility of different types of contracts. The cargo contracts range from ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance), which has been for a long time its core commercial business, to full service charter flights.