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Atlantic Airlines website was a site dedicated to airline cargo operations.

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Aircraft Sales & Leasing Bespoke aircraft sourcing and financing services tailored to customers’ specific needs and bundled as required with operating packages to provide complete “turn-key” solutions.

West Atlantic Group is a European dedicated cargo airline specialized in mail and express freight. Developing from many years’ experience the Group can offer its customers customized efficient solutions for airfreight services, maintenance and airworthiness services and aircraft leasing.

West Atlantic’s success as a cargo airlines Group is based on the business concept: “- meeting the demand for safe, efficient and profitable airfreight solutions, by the means of a customized aircraft fleet”.

Maintenance Services Four European located Base Maintenance facilities and dedicated Line Maintenance Control (LMC) access provides complete ‘around the clock’ maintenance and logistics support for our customers’ aircraft. Pioneering the technical competence necessary to move existing Mail trolleys directly from trucks to on board the aircraft – the roll-on/ roll-off concept has been a key factor in improving efficiency and service quality where employed in Scandinavia.

West Atlantic Cargo Airlines is one of Europe’s most trusted suppliers of dedicated cargo aircraft solutions to the Integrated Express and Mail industries. The Group is Europe’s largest provider of unique Integrated Ground to Air mail logistics and key or sole air network provider to several European National Mail Organizations.

 

West Atlantic Aircraft Management AB specializes in providing customized aircraft finance programs tailored to the individual needs of its customers, with one of our key specialty being P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter) aircraft conversions of turboprop and jet regional aircraft, but in the leasing portfolio we have both aircraft in passenger and cargo configurations. As part of our strategy to provide efficient air freight solutions, we are highly focused on maintenance that allow us better operation and flexibility of the aircraft and at the same time cost efficiently ensure a long term economical life.

 

History

West Atlantic Group is a European dedicated cargo airline specialised in mail and express freight. Developing from many years’ experience the Group can offer its customers customised efficient solutions for airfreight services, maintenance and airworthiness services and aircraft leasing. West Atlantic’s success as a cargo airlines Group is based on the business concept:
“- meeting the demand for safe, efficient and profitable airfreight solutions, by the means of a customized aircraft fleet”.

The Group emerged in 2011 through the merger of two of Europe’s most established independent regional cargo airlines; the West Air Group based in Sweden and Atlantic

Airlines based in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Gothenburg, the merged entity is one of Europe’s largest and most experienced provider of unique, integrated ground-to-air logistics for the mail & express industries using a customised fleet of BAE ATP, Bombardier CRJ200 and Boeing 737 freighters.

During 2013, West Atlantic formed a strategic partnership with Wilmington, Ohio based Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSG), in which ATSG acquired a 25 per cent shareholding in the West Atlantic Group. The partnership marks the introduction of the Boeing 767 to West Atlantic’s service offering. The partners’ skillsets are very well aligned to support the market demand given the respective established and complimentary capabilities in the global marketplace.

West Air Sweden, the heart of the former West Air Group was established in 1962 under the name Abal Air, which was changed in 1992 to West Air Sweden. Following the increased demand for airmail services from the Swedish Post, West Air Sweden increased its mail operations throughout 1989-1998. In 1995 the current major shareholders acquired the company. Following the current owners’ purchase of West Air Sweden, the organisation was converted into a dedicated mail & cargo airline in May 1997, after discontinuing scheduled passenger services between Gothenburg and Sundsvall in Sweden. During 2006 West Air Sweden was awarded and co-developed the entire Norwegian Post contract, which expanded West Air Sweden’s capacity by 50 percent.

Pioneering the technical competence necessary to move existing Mail trolleys directly from trucks to on board the aircraft – the roll-on/ roll-off concept has been a key factor in improving efficiency and service quality where employed in Scandinavia.

Atlantic Airlines was incorporated in 1994 within the Air Atlantique Group, which was originally established on the Isle of Jersey, UK in 1969. Originally operating an aircraft fleet of seven Lockheed 188 Electra aircraft, Atlantic Airlines was specialised in the supply of contract and ad-hoc air cargo services which included transatlantic capability. Following a full management buy-out of the assets of the business in May 2004, Atlantic Airlines Limited was established as an independent commercial operator. Since its inception, Atlantic Airlines has been a significant contributor to the UK regional air cargo industry, building on its heritage of cargo and airmail operations across Europe since the first Royal Mail contract was awarded to Air Atlantique in 1975.

L188A LOCKHEED ELECTRA

The Lockheed Electra offers a capacity of 15 Tonnes in either containerised or bulk configurations. The aircraft is fully Stage III compliant, has non stop transatlantic capability and its high cruise speed offers jet aircraft block times over typical European sectors.

Offering B737 capacity at sensible economics the Electra is unique in the marketplace.

Specifications
Wingspan 99′
Fuselage Length 104′ 8″
Height 32′ 10″
Cruise Speed 330 kts  (611 kph)
Cruise Altitude 25,000 ft
Maximum Range 2,500 nm
Maximum Payload 15,000 kgs

 

TUPOLEV 204

The Tupolev 204 is considered the most advanced of modern Russian commercial aircraft and is equipped with Rolls Royce engines, Honeywell avionics and fly-by-wire technology.

The aircraft is technically superior to the B757 whilst offering equivalent 27 Tonne and 14 pallet position capacity.

 

Specifications
Wingspan 41.8m
Fuselage Length 46.1m
Height 13.9m
Cruise Speed 470 kts  (870 kph)
Cruise Altitude 33,000 ft
Cargo Hold Dimensions 32.0m x 3.18m x 1.96m
Maximum Payload 27,000 kgs