Kalitta Air yesterday took delivery of the first of two leased Boeing 747-400F factory freighters from aircraft lessor GECAS.
GECAS has previously provided debt financing to Kalitta on several 747-400’s (both factory and converted freighters), but this delivery is the first aircraft on lease to Kalitta from GECAS, adding capacity to Kalitta Air’s existing fleet of more than 15 widebody freighters.
Serving a wide range of clients from DHL to the US military – Kalitta combines global air cargo service with comprehensive airframe and engine maintenance solutions.
GECAS’ executive vice president and manager for specialty markets, Chris Damianos says: “Based on our relationship and its continued growth. GECAS is pleased to transition these 747-400Fs to Kalitta.”
Kalitta founder and chief executive officer, Conrad Kalitta adds: “GECAS has been very supportive of Kalitta Air as we have renewed our fleet. As a trusted partner, I value GECAS’ focus on the air cargo sector.”