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Name: AMERISTAR AIR CARGO
7JetSet7 Code: CGG
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: DALLAS
Country: USA
Employees 160
Web: ameristarjet.com
Email: info@ameristarjet.com
Telephone: +1 (972) 248-2478
Fax: +1 (972) 931-6011
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
CGG-OCT04
CGG-SEP04

ESTABLISHED IN 1999 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. A K A AMERISTAR JET CHARTER. CHARTER, DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
4400 GLENN CURTISS DRIVE
ADDISON, TEXAS 75001, USA

MAY 2000: MAJOR (100%) SHAREHOLDER IS TOM WACHENDORFER, OWNER OF AMERISTAR JET CHARTERS. SERVICES, EL PASO TO DETROIT.

2 737-230C'S (20257; 20258), EX-LUFTHANSA (DLH), BOUGHT FROM AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID).

SEPTEMBER 2000: RECEIVES ITS (FAA) AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC).

APRIL 2001: (http://www.ameristar.com). (info@ameristarjet.com).

July 2002: 2001 = +$894,000 (+$37,000) (NET PROFIT).

September 2002: 225 employees.

3 DC-9-15F's (47010, N916R; 47014, N923R; 47015, N917R), ex-Reliant Airlines (RLT).

December 2002: DC-9-15F (47086, N915R), bought from Total Aviation Services and parted out.

December 2003: Ameristar Air Cargo applies to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin passenger charter, jet airplane services as Ameristar Jet Charters using a 737, 46 passengers (PAX).

May 2005: 160 employees.

May 2008: Ameristar Air Cargo (CGG) provides cargo jet airplane services in the Americas, uses executive jet airplanes, and acts as a broker to other cargo jet airplane carriers.

(IATA) Code: 7Z. (ICAO) Code: AJI (Callsign - AMERISTAR).

Parent organization/shareholders: Tom Wachendorfer (100%).

Owns: Ameristar Jet Charter; & Ameristar Airways.

Main base: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Hubs: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport (DTW), El Paso International airport (ELP); & Nashville International airport (BNA).

November 2010: BAE Systems Asset Management arranged the sale of five MD-83s on behalf of Avianca (AVI), as part of an exclusive remarketing mandate for eight. Four of the airplanes have been sold to Kansas City-based Jet Midwest Group of Missouri and the remaining airplane has been sold to Sierra American Corporation, the leasing affiliate company for Ameristar Air Cargo (CGG).

February 2011: Ameristar (CGG) may hire 4 - 8 pilots (FC) in the first quarter of 2011. (CGG) plans to acquire MD-83s for its fleet.

January 2012: Ameristar (CGG) is accepting applications from Flight Crew (FC) applicants with DC-9 or MD-83 experience. (FC) applicants should send resumes to info@ameristarjet.com. See FltOps.com and FAPA.aero.

April 2012: Ascent Aviation Services won a contract from Ameristar Air Cargo (CGG) for heavy maintenance and additional work on one DC-9-15F airplane.

October 2012: Ameristar Air Cargo (CGG) (including Ameristar Jet Charter) is accepting applications from pilots flight crew (FC) with DC-9 and/or MD-83 experience.

See FAPA.aero: Pilot Career Conferences & Job Fairs

...For Future & Active Pilots (FC).

August 2013: According to FAPA.aero, Ameristar Jet Charter had no hiring in April, May or June. Pilot (FC) applications are being accepted from pilots (FC) with DC-9 or MD-83 Captain (FC) experience. It is expected that some (FC) attrition may spur hiring into one or two small classes in the latter half of 2013 (October or November).

August 2014: DC-9-15RC (45826 N782TW), freighter.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
CGG-737
CGG-DC-9-15F
CGG-737-200F
CGG-737-230QC

April 2016:

2 737-2H4 (JT8D-9A HK) (864-22731, /82 N732TW; 877-22732, /82 N733TW), SIERRA AMERICAN CORP LSD. VIP. 56F.

2 737-230QC (JT8D-15 HK) (274-20257, /71 N737TW; 276-20258, /71 N767TW), EX-(DLH)/(AID) 2000-05. SIERRA AMERICAN CORP LSD 2000-07. RTND. FREIGHTER.

2 DC-9-15F (JT8D-7B HK) (97-47010, /67 N783TW; 141-47014, /67 N784TW; 156-47015, /67 N785TW), EX-(RLT) 2002-09. 47015 WFU IN STORAGE 2005-01. SIERRA AMERICAN CORP LSD. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-9-15F (JT8D-7B HK) (45826, 782TW), FREIGHTER.

0 DC-9-15F (219-47086, N915R), PARTED OUT 2002-12. FREIGHTER.

2 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1987-53123, /92 N786TW; 1889-49945, /91 N787TW), SIERRA AMERICAN CORP LSD 2010-12. 167Y.

15 BOMBARDIER LEARJET (GE CJ610), FREIGHTER.

13 DASSAULT FALCON 20 (GE CF700-2D2), FREIGHTER.

Management:
(definitions)

TOM WACHENDORFER, PRESIDENT AND OWNER (twachendorfer@ameristarjet.com).

FLEET LASSETTER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).

STACY MUTH, VP OPERATIONS.

PAT HULSEY, DIRECTOR OPERATIONS.

GRADY PENLY, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (boeinginfo@ameristarjet.com).

LINDON FRAZER, DIRECTOR SAFETY.

 
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