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Felix Airways, part-owned by the government of Yemen, has taken delivery of two freighters from Chinese manufacturer Xi’an Aircraft. The carrier, based in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, becomes the launch customer for the MA600 freighter, which made its inaugural flight last fall. The twin-engine turboprop is derived from a 60-seat passenger airplane. The initial two deliveries are part of an order for six freighters placed by Yemen’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications. It is understood they will carry agricultural produce and seafood to regional export markets.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit will provide operating service on intra-Asian routes for two new Boeing 767-300ERF aircraft owned by DHL Express beginning in the latter part of the first quarter 2013. Atlas Air will operate the aircraft for its sister company, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., linking the intra-Asian flights with Polar’s existing Trans-Pacific, all-cargo services for DHL and other customers. With the addition of the new aircraft to the company’s operating certificate, Atlas Air’s fleet of B767s will increase to 10 aircraft.
Radiant Logistics, a domestic and international logistics services company, announced it has acquired operating partner International Freight Systems (IFS) of Oregon, a privately-held company based in Portland, that has operated its airfreight division under the company’s Airgroup brand since January 2007.
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