Amerijet dry leases second 767 freighter

UNDER a seven-year agreement, Amerijet International will lease a second 767 medium widebody freighter from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), the leasing subsidiary of the Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).

CAM delivered the first leased freighter to Amerijet in March 2010, which also holds options to lease three additional 767 freighters from the leasing company.

CAM is providing turnkey assistance to Amerijet as the freighters enter its operating fleet, providing access to engine maintenance via CAM’s contract with Delta TechOps, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

Pilot training was provided through ABX Air, which also provided maintenance manuals and technical assistance to help Amerijet obtain 767 operating certification.

Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, another ATSG subsidiary, will provide line and heavy maintenance services, component exchange services and engineering services to Amerijet as necessary to support its daily aircraft operations.

“We now have 15, or half of our available Boeing 767 freighter aircraft, under long-term leases with customers external to the group,” said ATSG chief executive officer, Joe Hete. “The rest are deployed in ACMI service by one of the ATSG-owned airlines. We continue to see demand from leading cargo airlines and other operators seeking high-quality, medium widebody aircraft.”

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