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Name: KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL
7JetSet7 Code: CKF
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: YPSILANTI
Country: USA
Employees 1300
Web: kalitta.com
Email: info@kalitta.com
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: YIPJOCB
Background
(definitions)

FORMED IN 1972. FORMERLY CONNIE KALITTA SERVICES, & AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

USA (United States of America) was established in 1776, it covers an area of 9,363,123 sq km, its population is 280 million, its capital city is Washington DC, and its official language is English.

MAY 1993: STARTED OPERATING ZANTOP INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (ZAN)
ROUTES AS AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT.

AUGUST 1993: ACCDT: (CKF) DC-8-61C (HUSHKITTED) (46127, /70) CRASHED & DESTROYED AT LEEWARD POINT AIRPORT.

AUGUST 1995: MARSHALL AEROSPACE HANDED OVER ITS 1ST L-1011-200F CONVERSION OF 12 +OPTIONS FOR +5.

NOVEMBER 1995: 1 DC-8-62F (JT3D-3B), HANCOCK LEASING.

JANUARY 1996: 1 727-200A (JT8D-15), EX-(USA).

MAY 1996: 747 ALL-CARGO SERVICE, (HNL) TO JAKARTA VIA MELBOURNE.

1 DC-10-15 (45258), EX-(CMA), LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1996: 1 747-100F (20247), (GUI) LEASED.

OCTOBER 1996: 1 DC-8-55F (45817) PURCHASED BY TRANS CONTINENTAL AIRLINES.

NOVEMBER 1996: 1996 = 820.1 MILLION (FTM) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (717.6 MILLION).

1 727-200 (19974), EX-(NWA). MIAMI MODIFICATION CENTER IS CONVERTING IT TO CARGO.

MARCH 1997: 1 DC-8-54F (46009), EX-ZANTOP (ZAN).

APRIL 1997: 3,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 600 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

MAY 1997: 3 747-2B4B'S (21097; 21098; 21099), EX-(MEA).

JUNE 1997: (LAX) & (SFO) TO TAIPEI (747F).

NEGOTIATING NEW AIR CARGO HUB ON 75 ACRES AT FT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, INDIANA, & PLANS TO RELOCATE FROM 100,000 SQ FT TERRA HAUTE, IN (175 M AWAY) IN LATE 1998. NEW HUB 240,000 SQ FT SORTING FACILITY & 90,000 SQ FT MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR 3RD PARTY AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE.

1 DC-8-61F (45963), EX-(UAS).

JULY 1997: PARTIAL 1996 = -$11.61 MILLION (-$5.58 MILLION).

PURCHASED 1 DC-8-61F (45962) OFF-LEASE.

AUGUST 1997: CONRAD KALITTA SELLS 16 727'S TO (KHC), A DALLAS AIR FREIGHT & AIR CHARTER FOR $51 MILLION. LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) TO COMBINE (CKF), AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CARGO, KALITTA FLYING SERVICES, FLIGHT ONE LOGISTICS & OK TURBINES WITH (KHC).

SEPTEMBER 1997: STARTED WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM HONOLULU TO CHRISTMAS ISLAND, PAGO PAGO, & APIA. TERRA HAUTE, INDIANA TO TORONTO WITH OVERNIGHT (CONVAIR 580) HOLDING 5 FREIGHT POSITIONS 88 X 108 INCHES, 15,000 LB PAYLOAD.

1 747-2B4B DELIVERY. 1 DC-8-63F (JT3D-7), EX-(ATI) INC.

OCTOBER 1997: 1ST OF 3 747-200'S (JT9D-7J), EX-(MEA), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER, FORTIS AVIATION, FOR TOTAL 747 FLEET OF 11.

DECEMBER 1997: 1 747-200F (21543), WET-LEASED TO VARIG (VAR). 727-191 (19395) FROM (GRD). DC-8-63F (JT3D7), EX-(TIN).

JANUARY 1998: 727-235 (19455) & 2 L-1011-50'S (1132; 1146) ALL PARTED OUT.

(http://www.kalitta,com).

APPLIED TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FOR WET-LEASE OF DC-8-63F SCHEDULED ALL-CARGO OPERATIONS JAMAICA - USA, (MIA) - MONTEGO BAY/KINGSTON. ALSO WET-LEASE OF L-1011-200 TO AEROLINEAS NATIONALES DEL ECUADOR (ANDES) (ECD) SCHEDULED ALL-CARGO OPERATIONS, ECUADOR - USA & OTHER REGIONAL COUNTRIES.

2 DC-8-63F's (45926; 46135), AEROLEASED FOR (BNA) OPERATIONS. 2 747-200B'S (JT9D-7J), EX-(MEA).

MARCH 1998: 2 747-200'S (21098; 21099) TO BOEING WICHITA FOR CONVERSION TO FREIGHTER, 1 BY SEPTEMBER 1998, OTHER BY OCTOBER 1998. 727-191 (19395) SOLD TO COOK AIRCRAFT LEASING.

APRIL 1998: 3,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 600 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

1ST QUARTER = 391.9 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (+.3%).

MAY 1998: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S SCHEDULED ALL-CARGO SERVICE, (MIA) TO CARACAS & VALENCIA, VENEZUELA.

JUNE 1998: DC-8-54F (45679) SOLD TO TRANS CONTINENTAL (TSS). 2 ORDERS (SEPTEMBER 1998) 747-2B4B'S (21098; 21099), EX-MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (MEA).

JULY 1998: WORLD 1997 COMPARISONS:
(FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (BILLION): 16 CLX 2.4; 17 AAL 2.4; 18 PAO 1.9; 19 SWS 1.8; 20 NCA 1.8; 21 MTH 1.8; 22 TII 1.5; 23 ALI 1.5; 24 EAF 1.42; 25 CKF 1.41; 26 AFC 1.40.

AUGUST 1998: INCDT: (CKF) DC-8-52F (45814) NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

SEPTEMBER 1998: OWNER KITTY HAWK CARGO (KHC) NAMES CHARLES CARSON, PRESIDENT OF (CKF), REPLACING CONNIE KALITTA. CLARK STEVENS, VP TECHNICAL SERVICES, EX-COO, MESA AIRLINES.

OCTOBER 1998: 747-2B4F DELIVERED AFTER CONVERSION AT BOEING (TBC) WICHITA, LEASED OUT TO FAST AIR (FAC) FOR 3 YEARS.

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = -$45.7 MILLION (-$12.1 MILLION). 2,887 EMPLOYEES (FULL +1/2PART).

DECEMBER 1998: 747-2B4F (21099), 2 YEAR LEASED TO NORTH ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (NTZ), MALTA.

JOINS NATIONAL AIR CARRIER ASSOCIATION (NACA) INCLUDING: (OAE), (EVR), (MIB), (AAT), (TOW), & (WLD).

FEBRUARY 1999: CHANGES NAME FROM "AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS" TO "KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL."

1 747-200F, WET-LEASED TO AEROMEXPRESS (MEX).

MARCH 1999: KITTY HAWK (KHC) ACQUIRES REMAINING 40% FROM PACIFIC AVIATION LOGISTICS FOR 100% CONTROL OF AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CARGO, WHICH PROVIDES SCHEDULED CARGO SERVICE FROM (LAX) TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, & WEEKLY THROUGH MELBOURNE, HONG KONG, AND OTHER PACIFIC DESTINATIONS.

APRIL 1999: 3,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 600 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

SITA: YIPJOCB.

(info@kalitta.com).

MAY 1999: DC-8-61F (45964, N861PL) TO (KHC).

JUNE 1999: 5 747-100/-200'S HEAVY MAINTENANCE, + PYLON MODIFICATIONS TO BOEING AIRPLANE SERVICES (BAS), WICHITA TIL MAY 2000.

AUGUST 1999: 2 747-200F'S (JT9D), WET-LEASED TO PATHFINDER AIR RESOURCES.

OCTOBER 1999: RETIRED DC-8-61F (45892) AT MARANA, ARIZONA.

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = -$9.22 MILLION (-$47.41 MILLION).

PETE SANDERLIN, VP & GENERAL MANAGER.

FEBRUARY 2000: (http://www.kha.com).

MARCH 2000: TOP 10 CARGO MIAMI 1999 TONS:
1 TLS 260K (+13.7%); 2 AAL 171K (-6.5%); 3 CHA 141K (-1.9%); 4 ARW
119K (+9.4%); 5 TMP 118K (+8.3%); 6 FNE 112K (-29.7%); 7 CKF 92K (-34%); 8 UPS 70K (+20.3%); 9 UAL 44K (-6.4%); 10 AMJ 44K (-46.5%).

APRIL 2000: 1,300 EMPLOYEES. (info@kha.com).

MAY 2000: PARENT COMPANY, KITTY HAWK AIRCARGO (KHC) SUSPENDS ALL INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS.

TOM CHRISTOPHER, CHAIRMAN OUSTED BY BOARD. TILMON REEVES, CHAIRMAN & CEO.

KITTY HAWK FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY.

CONRAD KALITTA RESIGNS FROM BOARD.

AUGUST 2000: (CKF) AGREED TO SELL NEWLY-FORMED SUBSIDIARY, EDEN AIR (HAS (CKF)'S PART 121 (AOC) TO CONRAD KALITTA, WHO PLANS TO TRANSFER ASSETS TO KALITTA AIR, MICHIGAN, FOR START-UP OF ALL-CARGO (ACMI) WET-LEASE OPERATIONS FROM WILLOW RUN AIRPORT, YPSILANTI, WITH 2 747-100F'S & 1 747-200F LEASED FROM (CKF) BONDHOLDERS. NEW OPERATIONS EXPECT REVENUES OF $61.8 MILLION IN 1ST YEAR, AND TO OPERATE 7 747F'S BY JULY 2001. KALITTA EQUIPMENT ACQUIRES 1 747-100F (19638), EX-TOWER (TOW)/(FSB).

SEPTEMBER 2000: 747-2B4B (SF) (21098, N712CK) SOLD TO DUBAI AIR WING (DAW).

OCTOBER 2000: 2 747-100F'S (20247; 20332) SOLD TO KALITTA AIR (KAC), MI. 747-238F (20010) PARTED OUT.

NOVEMBER 2000: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FINDS KALITTA AIR FIT FOR CARGO SERVICE AND OK'S TRANSFER OF KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL TO KALITTA AIR. PLANS TO RESTART OPERATIONS WITH 2 727'S LEASED AND 2 OWNED 747'S WITH +1 IN 1ST YEAR. FOR FURTHER DATA SEE KALITTA AIR (KAC).

DECEMBER 2000: DC-8-55F (45803) SOLD TO CORT & ASSOCIATES. DC-8-54F (45932), DC-8-55F (45816) & DC-8-61F (45890), PARTED OUT.

APRIL 2001: 4 DC-8-61F'S PARTED OUT (45887; 45892; 45893; 45963).

JULY 2001: 6 L-1011-200F'S (1178; 1182; 1193; 1198; 1211; 1212), SOLD TO LANTA, WEST INDIES FOR LEASE IN AUGUST 2001.

JANUARY 2002: 2 DC-8-63F'S (46147; 46151), SOLD TO MK AIRLINES (MKA).

October 2007: Kitty Hawk Inc (KHC), which operates air cargo and ground handling services, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, which operates 727-200F and 737-300F freighters, said it would continue to pay employee wages and benefits, while it attempts to reorganize and secure interim financing. Kitty Hawk (KHC) officials said the move was taken in "the best long-term interests" of employees, vendors and customers.

Kitty Hawk (KHC), the Dallas/Fort Worth-based air cargo operator, that specialized in expedited delivery of time-sensitive heavyweight cargo in the USA, said that it "will immediately cease all scheduled network air and ground operations" owing to declining demand and rising fuel costs. The carrier, which was attempting to restructure, via Chapter 11, laid off -500 workers. It said it will continue operating air cargo charter services, which previously had been a side business to utilize its 727-200Fs and 737-300SFs, when the airplanes were not needed on its scheduled routes.

Enduring its second bankruptcy this decade, Kitty Hawk (KHC) is expected to be de-listed by the American Stock Exchange this week.

December 2007: Kitty Hawk (CKF) will reportedly continue to operate air cargo charter operations.

Fleet:
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CKF

September 2017:

1 747-100F (JT9D-7A) (19638), EX-(TOW)/(FSB) 2000-08.

5 747-100F (JT9D-7A) (19725), (GUI) LSD, 2 ST (KAC) 2000-10 (20247, 332).

0 747-2B4 (JT9D-7J/-7FW) (21097; 21099), EX-(MEA), CONV TO F, 21099 LST (NTZ) 1998-12, 263-21098 ST (DAW) 2000-08. 21097; 21098; 21099; TO (KAC).

2 747-269B (21543), WET-LST (VAR), 2 WET-LSD PATHFINDER, 332-21541, N707CK, ST (KAC) 2000-12.

2 DC-8-50 (-51F 45649) (-54F: 203-45679 ST (TSS), -54F: 45932; -55F: 45803; 16; PARTED OUT 2000-11. 45762; 7 PARTED OUT 2001-07.

0 DC-8-52F (45814), PARTED OUT 2001-07.

0 DC-8-54F (JT3D-3B) (46009), EX-(ZAN), PARTED OUT 2001-02.

0 DC-8-61C (45964 TO (KHC) 1999-05) (45892 RETIRED 1999-10), 45890 PARTED OUT 2000-11; 45887; 45883; 45963; PARTED OUT 2001-04).

1 DC-8-62F, 46098 ST (ZAB) 2002-02. 46085 TO SILK WAY, AZERBAIJAN 2003-04.

1 DC-8-62CF.

2 DC-8-63F (323-45926, 531-46135), AEROLEASED FOR (BNA) OPS.

0 DC-8-63F (JT3D-7 HK) (46147; 46151), ST (MKA) 2001-12.

1 DC-10-15 (CF6-50) (48258), EX-(CMA).

0 L-1011-200F TRISTARS (1204; 1205; PARTED OUT 2000-11) (1178; 1182;
1193; 1198; 1211; 1212; ST LANTA, WEST INDIES FOR LEASE 2001-08).

Management:
(definitions)

TILMON REEVES, CHAIRMAN (2000-04) & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

CHARLES CARSON, PRESIDENT (1998-09).

BETTI WARD, PRESIDENT.

DON SCHILLING, PRESIDENT KALITTA FLYING SERVICE.

PETE SANDERLIN, VP & GENERAL MANAGER (1999-11).

MIKE MARAONE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

CLARK STEVENS, VP TECHNICAL SERVICES (1998-10), EX-CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO) MESA AIRLINES.

ALEX CAMERON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

JIM SHORT, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

HOWARD MACRAE, PRODUCTION CONTROL.

STEVE EMERICK, BOEING PROJECTS MANAGER.

 
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