AeroTransCargo hires Szar as president

Charles Szar. Photo: AeroTransCargo

Charles Szar has been appointed as president of global cargo airline AeroTransCargo (ATC) and will lead the company’s development strategy.

He brings over 30 years of commercial, civil aviation and military aviation/aerospace experience to AeroTransCargo from previous jobs in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Prior to joining AeroTransCargo, he spent four years as chief executive of aviation solutions provider Sky One in the UAE. 

His career experience also spans more than 20 years in the US Air Force and Army as well as that gained during roles with United Technologies and Hilti, and during his near three years as director of customer engagement with TWI, a training and coaching company based in Dubai.

In his new post, he is based in Sharjah, UAE. He will work closely with Air One Aviation, AeroTransCargo’s exclusive GSA.

Since its formation as a charter and leasing cargo airline in 2014, Moldova-based AeroTransCargo has provided international transportation services for shippers, freight forwarders, logistics providers and charter brokers.

In the last 12 months, the airline’s fleet of five Boeing 747-400 freighters have successfully operated more than 2,500 flights carrying more than 122m kilos of cargo.

“I am delighted to welcome Charles to AeroTransCargo. He has an outstanding blend of career experience that will align perfectly with the expertise we already have within ATC. This combination will ensure we continue to deliver the operational quality our customers expect and inspire fresh thinking as we look to grow our commercial operations,” said Guneet Mirchandani, ATC’s chairman.

“With the calibre of the ATC team and our dedicated partners, we have an exciting future ahead of us. Our ambition and ability to grow align perfectly with the new opportunities presented by our customers. The success of our journey hinges on the incredible people we work with,” Szar added.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]