National Airlines Announces B747-400F Operating Authority
YPSILANTI, Mich., Sept. 30, 2011-National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings and a leading provider of global air cargo services, today announced its initiation of Boeing 747-400F flight operations. National Airlines recently completed their FAA certification and received authority from the US Department of Transportation.
National's inaugural 747-400F long range, intercontinental all-cargo aircraft offers 113 tons of cargo capacity. "National is extremely proud to bring our trademark excellence to the widebody, long range market. We look forward to complementing our global passenger and cargo services by offering customized track program and ad-hoc charter service to support National Air Cargo's growing transportation requirements as well as the unique requirements of government agencies, charter broker and freight forwarder customers world-wide. Regardless of where our customers want to go, whether their destination is within North America, Europe, South America, Asia, South Pacific, Africa or the Caribbean, National stands ready to deliver," said Steven Harrison, President, National Airlines.
National's expansion efforts will now focus exclusively on gaining US government operating authority for its four Boeing 757-200 Combis to augment its existing fleet of B757, B747 and DC-8 aircraft.
About National Airlines
National Airlines, based in Ypsilanti, Michigan operates scheduled and on-demand charter services worldwide. Together with sister company, National Air Cargo, National offers integrated freight forwarding and customized cargo and passenger services utilizing National's DC-8s, 757-200s, and 747-400 aircraft and specializing in over-sized, time sensitive, and special handling requirements. In addition to organic assets, National boasts a virtual fleet of subcontracted assets ranging from AN-124s to IL-76s and L-100s and supported by regional offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. www.nationalairlines.aero