ATSG Unit Delivers Second Dry-Leased 767 Freighter to RIO

Dépèche transmise le 23 août 2011 par Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) announced today that Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM), its aircraft leasing subsidiary, has delivered a second Boeing 767 wide body freighter to RIO Linhas Aéreas, S.A., of Brazil.

RIO will dry-lease the Boeing 767-281 special freighter from CAM for 59 months and have access to engine maintenance services through CAM’s contract with Delta Tech Ops.

Another freighter leased from CAM under the same terms entered revenue service with RIO earlier this month after becoming the first Boeing 767-200-series special freighter to receive certification by ANAC, the Brazilian civil aviation authority.

About RIO Linhas Aéreas S.A.

RIO Linhas Aéreas S.A. is a Brazilian flag cargo carrier. RIO has the largest fleet of dedicated freighter aircraft of any Brazilian airline, with seven Boeing 727-200Fs. RIO operates mainly for Correios, the national postal service for Brazil, being its biggest supplier for overnight mail distribution. RIO also has a subsidiary in Miami, Fla., RIO Airlines USA, responsible for implementing international services, such as Miami to South America routes.

About Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services, airport ground services, fuel management, specialized transportation management, and air charter brokerage services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Air Transport International, LLC; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc.

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