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FOUNDED IN 1972. REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
AUGUST-EULER STRASSE 1
SCHKEUDITZ D-04435, GERMANY
Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) was established in 1949, it covers an area of 356,945 sq km, its population is 85 million, its capital city is Berlin, and its official language is German.
OCTOBER 1972: FOUNDED AS EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT (EPT) BY FOUR PILOTS (FC) AND DIVERSIFIED IN 1972 BY SETTING UP A FLYING SCHOOL. VIP, AMBULANCE AND EXPRESS CARGO CHARTERS WERE LATER OFFERED.
APRIL 1986: EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT (EPT) WAS ACQUIRED BY DHL TO TRANSPORT URGENT SHIPMENTS ACROSS EUROPE.
NOVEMBER 1995: OPERATES FOR DHL WORLDWIDE.
SHAREHOLDERS: DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS.
CARGO SERVICES TO TO ATHENS, BARCELONA, BASLE, BUDAPEST, COLOGNE, COPENHAGEN, DUBLIN, EAST MIDLANDS (UK), FRANKFURT, GENEVA, HAMBURG, LISBON, LONDON HEATHROW (LHR), LYON, MADRID, MARSEILLE, MILAN, NUREMBURG, PARIS, STOCKHOLM, TOULOUSE, AND VIENNA.
DANISH SUBSIDIARY OF PEMCO WORLD AIR SERVICE AWARDED 2 YEAR CONTRACT FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF DHL-EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT (EPT) 727-100F, & 727-200F AIRPLANES, INCLUDING ENGINEERING & COMPONENT MAINTENANCE.
320 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 150 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 110 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
FEBRUARY 1997: 1996 = 160.7 MILLION (FTM) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC).
1 727-230F, EX-ISTANBUL AIRLINES (IST).
APRIL 1997: 4 727-200'S (22641; 22642; 22643; 22644), EX-ANSETT (ANS). (22644) CONVERTED TO CARGO, BY PMS, FLORIDA.
AUGUST 1997: 2 727-200'S, EX-MEXICANA (CMA), & LUFTHANSA (DLH), CONVERTED TO CARGO.
JANUARY 1998: PARTNERSHIP WITH AFFRETAIR (AFF) FOR DC-8F SERVICE TO HARARE, AS GATEWAY TO SOUTHERN AFRICA.
APRIL 1998: 280 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 110 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 138 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
NOVEMBER 1998: PLANS TO HAVE 12 A300F'S BY THE END OF 1999 AND REPLACE OLDER 727'S. A300B4-200F (CF6-50C2) TO AIR CONTRACTORS (HCA). A300B2K-200 (CF6-50C2R), EX-AIR FRANCE (AFA).
JANUARY 1999: 1 A300B4-203 (238), EX-PAN AM (PAA), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY B AE AVIATION SERVICES.
1998 = 514 MILLION (FTM) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC) (429 MILLION).
FEBRUARY 1999: 1 737-3Q8QC (23766) AIR BELGIUM (ABL) WET-LEASED 1 MONTH, "C" CHECK BY FLS AEROSPACE (ATD). A300B4-203F (152, OO-DLC). 727-223F (1199-21084, OO-DHV) TO SWIFTAIR (SWF), AS (EC-HAH).
MARCH 1999: A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2) (208), EX-GRAND INTERNATIONAL (GIW) FROM AIRBUS, TO BE CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY ELBE FLUGZEUGWERKE,
APRIL 1999: 320 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 131 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 162 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
(email@example.com). SITA: BRUOOQY.
MAY 1999: A300B4-200F (CF6-50C2) TO AIR CONTRACTORS (HCA).
JUNE 1999: 1 ORDER (1999-12) A300B4-2073 (CF6-50C2) (234), EX-PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL), DASA CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER.
SEPTEMBER 1999: TO OPERATE 3 757-200F'S, 2 ANSETT (AWW) LEASED FOR (DHL), STARTING IN JANUARY.
OCTOBER 1999: 2 757-23APF'S (24635; 24971), AWAS (AWW) LEASED. 1 A300B4-203F (208, OO-DLG) DELIVERY.
NOVEMBER 1999: HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO COOPESA (COO), FOR 3 727-200F'S (20992; 22641; 22644). 1 A300B4-203F (236, OO-DLE) DELIVERY.
MARCH 2000: "A" CHECK MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO FLS AEROSPACE (ATD) FOR 3 A300'S.
TO METZ - NICE (CONVAIR 580, 4/WEEK), OPERATES FOR (DHL).
2 CONVAIR 580'S (52; 147, EC-HJU) LEASED TO SWIFTAIR (SWF).
APRIL 2000: 320 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 131 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 162 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
JUNE 2000: 1 CONVAIR 580 (459) LEASED TO SWIFT AIR (SWF).
SEPTEMBER 2000: 1 A300B4-203F (093, OO-DLL), PACE CARGO LEASED.
FEBRUARY 2001: TO FORM SUBSIDIARY, DHL-EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT (EPT), UK, TO OPERATE 757-200SF'S, FOR DHL INTERNATIONAL.
APRIL 2001: 1 737-236 (24-22179, G-BIKH), EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).
MAY 2001: WILL ONLY OPERATE 11, OF 34 EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) 757-200SF'S FROM ITS BRUSSELS HUB. REMAINING 23 AIRPLANES WILL BE OPERATED BY NEW EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT UK, DHL INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIARY DHL AIR UK (DHK) BASED AT EAST MIDLANDS.
JUNE 2001: 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
1 757-236 (22175), EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).
AUGUST 2001: 2 A300B4-200F'S (220; 274), AIR CONTRACTORS (HVL) WET-LEASED.
April 2002: 497 employees (including 193 Flight Crew (FC). SITA: BRUOOQY.
Main Base: Brussels National (BRU).
Owners/Shareholders: DHL Worldwide Express (100%).
September 2002: 1 757-256 (89-23492, G-BIKW), bought from Boeing (TBC).
November 2002: 4 727-277's (22641; 22642; 22643; 22644) leased to Trans Australian Express (ACS). 757-236F (214-24268, G-BMRJ), converted, operates for DHL UK. A300B4-203F (289, OO-DLU), bought from Air Contractors (HCA).
December 2002: In March, will stop flying 727's on night flights out of Brussels. "A" check maintenance contract to Sabena Technics (SAB) for 12 A300B4/F4's.
757-236F (23493, OO-DPJ), ex-British Airways (BAB), converted, Boeing (TBC) leased.
March 2003: 530 employees (including 246 Flight Crew (FC).
June 2003: 500 employees.
Launched a hub at Bahrain with 2 727-200's & 1 A300B4 to serve Afghanistan and Iraq.
757-236F (22190, G-BIKS), Boeing Capital (TBC) leased.
July 2003: 757-236F (22189, G-BIKN), bought by DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) from Barclay's Mercantile. 757-236F (22189, OO-DPM), Boeing Capital(TBC) leased. 727-31F (20112, OO-DHO) sold to TRI MG Intra Asia (TMG).
August 2003: Using its Bahrain-based A300 for twice-daily flights to Baghdad and 2 727's for daily services to Mosul and Bagram, the latter operated on return from Lahore. Inbound loads of mail and supplies, mostly flown by Kalitta Air (KAC) 747's, dictate schedules.
757-236F (23533, G-BIKY) converted. 757-236F (24072, G-BMRC) wet-leased to DHL Air (DHK).
September 2003: 757-200F wet-leased to Finnair (FIN) Cargo, for Helsinki - Vienna operations.
November 2003: DHL Air UK (DHK), East Midlands - Munich (weekly).
Resumes Bahrain - Baghdad & Bahrain - Kabul.
INCDT: A DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) A300B4-203F (093, OO-DLL) was hit by an SA-7 missile while passing 8,000 ft, 6 nm after takeoff from Baghdad, Iraq. The missile impacted with the leading edge slat, resulting in the loss of some hydraulics and a fire. After returning, 3 circuits of the airport were made while the landing gear was deployed and the airplane overran on landing because of the lack of brakes. The 3 crew members (FC) were OK and unharmed.
Received its final (34th) 757-236SF.
June 2004: ACSS, an L-3 Communications (ESM) and Thales (THL) company, earned another 5 (STC)'s for (T2CAS), its combined traffic & terrain avoidance system. The (STC)'s enable the new product to be used in revenue service at AeroMexico (AMX) for 7 757's & 5 767's, Air Atlanta Icelandic (AID) for 4 757's, DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) for 35 757's, and Virgin Express (EBA) for 9 737's.
July 2004: DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) will decide before the end of 2004 to maintain its hub at Brussels or relocate to the all-cargo Vatry Airport in France or Leipzig in Germany. The relocation of (EPT)'s Brussels hub would include relocation of its Brussels-based airline, (EPT). Speculation has grown over the past months that (EPT) might leave Brussels as pressure mounts to introduce a night flight ban there. "The fact of having to deal with different regional authorities as well as the federal government has not helped the cause" stated John Hogan, (CEO), UK & Ireland.
2003 = +$2.41 Million (+$2.26 Million): 2.25 Billion (RPK) (+72.9%); 83.7% LF; 534,000 PAX (+7.7%).
August 2004: A300B4-600R (659, TF-ELB), Islandsflug (ISF) wet-leased.
October 2004: Since DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) decided to not expand at Brussels because the government would not accept an increase in the number of night flights operated by MD-11F's for intercontinental traffic, (EPT) will shed some -200 jobs by 2008. (EPT) will downgrade Brussels to a regional base and make its intercontinental base at either Vatry (Champagne - Lorraine, France) or at Leipzig (Germany).
November 2004: DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) is to move its European hub to Leipzig/Halle in 2008, following the selection of that airport by (EPT) owner, Deutsche Post World Net. Leipzig was favored because of its large capacity for flight operations and overall infrastructure, which will be expanded with construction of a 2nd runway and the improvement of road and railway connections.
May 2005: A300B4-203F (095, EC-JOH), transferred to SwiftAir (SWF), for DHL Spain operations.
May 2006: A300B4F (OO-DLW), ex-Japan Airlines Domestic (JAS) (see photo), operates for (EPT).
July 2006: DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) operates express parcel, jet airplane services in Europe on behalf of DHL. It also offers ad hoc cargo services, including livestock transportation.
600 employees (including 250 Flight Crew (FC)).
(IATA) Code: QY - 615. (ICAO) Code: BCS - (Callsign - EUROTRANS).
Main Base: Brussels National Airport (BRU).
International, Scheduled Destinations: Bahrain; Dubai; Kandahar; Lyons; & Milan.
July 2007: Precision Conversions received a 757-200PCF order from DHL-European Air Transport (EPT). The ex-VIM Airlines (MOV) airplane will be modified at Flightstar Aircraft Services in Jacksonville and will be redelivered in October. It is owned by DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) but is expected to be operated by Blue Dart Aviation (BDA) in Chennai.
November 2007: Precision Conversions said it redelivered a 757-200PCF freighter to DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) following conversion. The (RB211-535)-powered airplane is (EPT)'s first 15-pallet-position converted freighter.
May 2008: DHL-European Air Transport (EPT) opened its new €300 million/$473 million European airfreight hub at Leipzig/Halle, officially relocating its air operations base from Brussels. The new hub "is situated at a crossroads to provide direct North-South and East-West access to Europe and connects both established and emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia," (EPT) said, adding that it has "comprehensive authorization for night-time flights" at the airport. It will employ 2,000 initially and expects that to rise to 3,500 by 2012.
DHL unveiled a $2 billion restructuring of its loss-making USA express business that includes shifting its air lift capacity in the market to rival (UPS), a potentially devastating blow to (ABX) Air and Astar Air Cargo (DHL), which currently provide the German express giant's USA lift. Parent, Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) said it no longer can tolerate massive annual losses in DHL's USA business, which it estimates will post negative (EBIT) of -$1.3 billion in 2008. While DHL's signature yellow ground delivery vehicles still will operate in the USA, its airport-to-airport flying will be handled by (UPS) Airlines, beginning later this year, (DPWN) said. Additionally, it will close 34% of its package sorting facilities, particularly those in smaller markets, relinquishing blanket USA coverage in favor of higher-yield major markets. The USA restructuring is expected to generate cost savings of -$800 million in 2010 and around -$1 billion annually going forward from 2011, (DPWN) said. A finalized DHL-(UPS) contract will be signed later this year, the companies said.
The fate of (ABX) and Astar (DHL) is unclear, but DHL air hub activities presumably will be shifted from Wilmington, Ohio, to Louisville, where (UPS)'s WorldPort sorting facility is undergoing a $1 billion expansion to be completed in 2010.
(ABX) President & (CEO), Joe Hete said DHL has informed it that (UPS) likely will take over "substantially all of the services that (ABX) Air currently provides to DHL," adding: "We are disappointed that DHL has chosen not to pursue alternative means to improve its competitive position in the USA." (ABX) generates about 75% of its revenue from DHL operations. Astar (DHL) did not comment.
The DHL-(UPS) announcement marks a stark contrast from 2004, when DHL entered the USA market, following a lengthy regulatory battle in which (DPWN) and (UPS) exchanged heated public barbs. DHL has been unable to gain more than a 6% share of the USA express delivery market. (DPWN) CEO, Frank Appel said it was time to take "a more pragmatic approach . . . to be a smarter player in the challenging USA express market."
(UPS) said the contract with DHL is expected to last 10 years and will produce up to $1 billion in annual revenue. The deal, however, is not a cease-and-desist between the longtime global rivals, COO, David Abney said, explaining that it "would be a relatively straightforward air lift agreement and that (UPS) and DHL will continue to compete."
DHL's plan to shift its USA air lift from (ABX) Air and Astar Air Cargo (DHL) to rival (UPS) leaves the fate of both airlines and the DHL-owned Wilmington, Ohio, air hub in limbo, with thousands of job losses and dozens of airplane sales possible. The transition from (ABX) and Astar (DHL) to (UPS) likely will take 12 to 18 months. DHL hopes to finalize a contract with (UPS) within the next three months and likely won't be able to make any definitive moves until the exact language is determined. Ohio's "Wilmington News Journal" reported that (ABX) has informed its 10,000 employees that more than >6,000 could lose their jobs. David Ross, President of Airline Professional Assn/Teamsters Local 1224 representing (ABX) pilots (FC), said management "was caught flat-footed by DHL's decision" and warned that "massive job loss" is possible.
But (ABX) spokesperson Beth Huber said, "We don't know how the [DHL-(UPS)] negotiations will come out. Until we know, it's business as usual. We still have planes coming in tonight." (ABX) already had been moving to diversify its business, forming a new parent holding company, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), following its acquisition last year of several smaller cargo operators. "We don't want to be in a position where we have 90% of our business from one customer," (ATSG) President & (CEO), Joe Hete said last year. Still, DHL-related business comprised $280.8 million of its total $382.1 million in revenue for the first quarter.
DHL Americas Communications Director, Jonathan Baker confirmed that all USA air package sorting would be handled by (UPS) at its Louisville hub and that Wilmington would cease to be used "as a domestic air hub." He left open the possibility that DHL could operate international flights to the airport, which it owns. Its largest USA ground sorting facility is adjacent to the airport and "we'll need that going forward," he said.
(ABX) operates 55 DC-9Fs and 30 767Fs on DHL services, with 11 additional 767Fs used for its other operations, including two that support (ANA) cargo operations in Asia. (ABX) said its agreement with DHL includes a provision that would allow it "to sell back to DHL any airplanes removed from DHL's network at . . . fair market value." It values its DC-9Fs at $19 million each.
As for Astar (DHL), DHL last year acquired a 49% minority equity interest and a 24.9% voting interest in the airline. Baker confirmed that all of Astar (DHL)'s air lift would be moved to (UPS), but said that no decision "as yet" has been made regarding DHL's stake. Astar operated 29 727-200Fs, nine DC-8Fs and six A300B4-200Fs, as of year-end 2007.
Iberia (IBE) Maintenance signed a long-term agreement with DHL to overhaul more than 80 (RB211-535C37) engines powering 34 airplanes operated by DHL Air and DHL-European Air Transport (EPT).
August 2008: DHL Express appointed Jose Pereira as VP Technical Strategy & Services, Air Fleet Management.
Deutsche Post AG will close all of its DHL Express service centers, cut -9,500 jobs in the United States and eliminate USA-only domestic shipping by land and air, the company said, citing heavy losses and fierce competition. The Bonn-based company said that new round of cuts are on top of another -5,400 job cuts it already announced, and blamed heavy losses at the unit, which competes with rivals (UPS) Inc and FedEx (FED) Corp. The cuts are part of a wider plan to curtail operations in the USA, including domestic ground and delivery services, though its international shipping won't be affected. The express unit currently employs some 18,000 workers. Part of the plan calls for the halt to domestic shipping by January 30, the company said after it closes all of its ground hubs.
"The retained USA international express network with a total of 3,000 to 4,000 employees will be tailored to the needs of the group's international express service customers," the company said in a statement. "All international shipments into the USA will still be delivered, while 99% of the outbound shipments will be picked up." The move is expected to reduce operating costs at the USA Express unit from $5.4 billion/4.2 billion euros to less than $1 billion/770 million euros. "The international express offering in the USA will be maintained on today's levels and the region will remain an integral part of DHL's global Express network," the company added.
Shares of Deutsche Post were up +4.2% at 9.77 euros/$12.60 in Frankfurt trading.
Later, DHL pulled the plug on its five-year push to become the "third alternative" to (UPS) and FedEx (FED) in the USA express shipping market, announcing that all domestic USA services will cease early next year, as it focuses exclusively on international operations to/from 15 - 20 USA metropolitan areas. "The basic reason is that the USA is a highly concentrated duopoly market and the reality is . . . (UPS) and FedEx (FED)'s scale, market reach and brand awareness have made it impossible for us to make it economically viable," DHL Express (CEO), John Mullen told reporters in a conference call.
Mullen estimated that DHL lost around -$10 billion over the last five years on its USA venture, including its original investment in purchasing Airborne Express (ABX) and its Wilmington, Ohio, air hub. The company estimates it lost about -$1.3 billion annually on USA operations, "a level of loss that cannot be sustained," he said. He explained that Airborne (ABX) was a "small niche player of low quality," and despite DHL's best efforts, it "never became big enough and never had enough reach to be able to compete with the two incumbents." DHL is "more than willing" to donate the Wilmington airport to the state of Ohio, he added.
The German delivery giant still is conducting negotiations with (UPS) to turn over the domestic line-haul flight portion of its international shipments to/from the USA to its rival. But the volume carried by (UPS) will be far lower than what originally was envisioned when the two announced their intent last spring to negotiate an agreement under which (UPS) would take over DHL's US air lift from (ABX) Air and Astar Air Cargo (DHL), dropping from about 1.2 million daily shipments to 100,000.
Mullen said he hoped the DHL-(UPS) deal will be finalized by year end. Total job losses at (ABX), Astar (DHL) and DHL owing to the domestic services shutdown are expected to top -9,500. Those cuts are in addition to -5,400 DHL USA jobs already slashed this year.
DHL envisions operating international flights into five USA gateways, likely including New York, Los Angeles and Louisville, and using line-haul contract flights operated by (UPS) Airlines to reach 15 to 20 markets that cover about 80% to 90% of its international shipping in the USA. It will contract smaller cargo operators to reach the remaining 10% to 20%, Mullen said. DHL generates about $4.5 billion annually in USA revenue, about $1 billion of which comes from international services.
August 2009: (DHL) said it will relocate its customs activities over the next 12 months from Cologne and Frankfurt to its Leipzig/Halle (LEJ) hub, creating 110 new jobs at (LEJ), according to "Leipziger Volkszeitung." It plans to increase its (LEJ) workforce from 2,300 to 3,500 in coming years.
727-227F (21996, N781DH), ex-Astar Air Cargo (DHL), sold to DHL International.
February 2010: The European Commission (EC) said it issued charges against "a number of companies concerning their alleged participation in price-fixing cartels in the airfreight forwarding business" and major air cargo players including (UPS) and (DHL) confirmed they were included. Other companies confirming receipt of a formal "statement of objections" from the (EC) included Panalpina, Kuehne & Nagel, and (DSV).
(DHL) claimed it has been granted immunity by the (EC) in exchange for cooperating with the probe. (UPS) said it would "vigorously defend ourselves in this proceeding against any allegations of wrongdoing."
The (EC), the USA Department of Justice and other regulators around the world have been probing price-fixing in the air cargo industry for several years and a host of carriers have pled or been found guilty and paid fines. The (EC)'s latest charges appear to open a new front by implicating the forwarding side of the business.
"The (EC) is investigating allegations that these companies fixed prices by colluding on the imposition, level, timing and application of various surcharges," the (EC) said. "The allegations concern four separate infringements involving the provision of freight forwarding services from the UK to outside the [European Economic Area (EEA)], from the (EEA) to the USA, from China to the (EEA), and from southern China/Hong Kong to the (EEA)."
Companies receiving a statement of objections can reply in writing or request an oral hearing. The (EC) emphasized that the issuing of formal charges does not "prejudge" whether findings of guilt will be rendered.
Air Contractors (HCA) will start operating the A300B4-200F freighter fleet of EAT – European Air Transport (EPT) with all airplanes being transferred to (HCA) over the next couple of months. (HCA) will continue to operate the airplanes on behalf of DHL and has also put the first four airplanes in service.
March 2010: European Air Transport Leipzig (EPT) was awarded its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) by the German civil aviation authority.
August 2010: (EAT) Leipzig (EPT) has started operations with 11 757-200(SF) freighters operating on behalf of EAT - European Air Transport (EPT) for (DHL). At least several of the 13 A300B4-200F freighters currently operated by Air Contractors (HCA) on behalf of (EPT) will also be transferred to (EAT) Leipzig later this year.
December 2011: European Air Transport Leipzig (EPT) is a cargo carrier created as part of the DHL Aviation group. Its head office is located on the grounds of Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany. (EPT) operates in support of (DHL)'s activities from its main base in Leipzig. This includes DHL-branded parcel and express services. (EPT) operates services within Europe, to the Middle East and Africa. 56 countries are covered in total. (EPT) also provides ad-hoc charter services including livestock transport.
(IATA) Code: QY. (ICAO) Code: BCS - (Callsign - EUROTRANS). The majority of pilots (FC) are Belgian and are employed by a branch office of (EPT) at Brussels.
Employees = 250 flight crew (FC) and 430 technical (MT) personnel.
Parent Organization/shareholders: Deutsche Post DHL (100%).
Main Base: Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ).
Regional Hubs: East Midland Airport, UK (EMA) serviced by (EPT)'s sister airline (DHL) UK (DHK); Brussels Airport, Belgium (BRU), and Bergamo Airport, Italy (BGY).
Consolidation Hubs: Copenhagen Airport, Denmark (CPH); and Vitoria Airport, Spain (VIT).
Commercial Hubs: Amsterdam Airport, Netherlands (AMS); Paris (CDG) Airport, France; London Heathrow Airport, UK (LHR); Frankfurt Airport, Germany (FRA); and Madrid Airport, Spain (MAD).
October 2012: Air Contractors (HCA) has taken delivery of its 1st 737-400F (24440, EI-STB). It already operates 1 737-300 on passenger charter services. Its cargo fleet includes 9 A300B4(F)/C4/F4s on behalf of (DHL) Express subsidiary, European Air Transport Leipzig (EPT) and ATR 42-300F as well as ATR 72-200F freighters on behalf of FedEx (FED) and Mistral Air (MSA).
December 2015: 757-2Q8F (29380, D-ALEN), ex-(N-380DH), leased from and operated for (DHL).
January 2017: Precision Aircraft Solutions completed its 28th passenger-to-freighter conversion for the (DHL) global network. The conversion is also Precision’s 12th redelivery in less than a year to the (DHL) affiliate, European Air Transport Leipzig (EPT).
August 2018: (DHL) Subsidiary, European Air Transport Leipzig (EPT), has taken delivery of its 1st Airbus A330-200F (D-ALMA), an ex-Etihad Crystal Cargo Aircraft (formerly A6-DCA).
The A330-200F was ferried from Abu Dhabi to Leipzig on August 14, 2018.
(EPT) is due to receive the other 4 Etihad Crystal Cargo A330Fs that are currently in storage in Teruel, Spain.
The Arab carrier (EHD) has effectively phased out all the A330Fs from its cargo fleet, transitioning to an all-Boeing 777F operation.
(EHD) withdrew these young A330-200Fs (delivered to (EHD) in 2014) at the beginning of the year as part of a major fleet reorganization plan that aims to cut costs and streamline its cargo operation through a single-type fleet system. The planes have been in storage since January.
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EPT-757-236F - 2004-09
1 727-31F (JT8D-9A HK) (700-20112, /69; 712-20114, /69 OO-DHM), EX-(TWA). 20112 SOLD TO (TMG) 2003-07. FREIGHTER.
3 727-35F (JT8D HK) (303-19166, /66; 325-19167, /66 OO-DHQ; RETURNED FROM (VEC)), WET-LEASED TO (DHK). FREIGHTER.
1 727-2J4 (JT8D HK) (1598-22080, /80), WET-LEASED TO (EXZ). FREIGHTER.
1 727-2Q4 (JT8D HK) (1683-22424, /80 OO-DHZ), EX-(TBL)/(AGJ), (SFA) LEASED 1997-02. WET-LEASED TO (DHA) 2003-09. FREIGHTER.
2 727-200 (JT8D HK), EX-(CMA)/(DLH), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER. FREIGHTER.
4 727-223F (JT8D-9A HK) (593-19849, /68; 1187-20992, OO-DHU, LEASED TO (VEC); 1190-20994, OO-DHX; SOLD TO (SWF), EX-(AAL). 19489 RETURNED FROM (SWF) 2004-01, DONATED TO OSTEND TECHNICAL SCHOOL. 1189-20993, OO-DHW; SOLD TO TAG AVIATION. FREIGHTER.
1 727-227F (JT8D-17A HK) (1571-21996, /80 N781DH), WELLS FARGO LEASED 2003-01. (DHL) SOLD TO DHL INTERNATIONAL 2009-08. FREIGHTER.
0 727-230F (JT8D HK) (1091-20905, OO-DHY), EX-(IST) 1997-02. SOLD TO (SWF) 2004-04. FREIGHTER.
1 727-264 (JT8D HK) (1049-20895, EC-HJV), LEASED TO (VEC) 2004-04.
4 727-277 ADV (JT8D HK) (22641; 22642; 22643; 22644), EX-(ANS), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER, LEASED TO (ACS). FREIGHTER.
1 737-236 (JT8D HK) (24-22179, G-BIKH), EX-(BAB) 2001-04.
1 757-2Q8F (29380, D-ALEN), EX-(N380DH), LEASED FROM AND OPERATED FOR (DHL) (2015-12). FREIGHTER.
2 757-23AF, 2 (AWW) LEASED, OPERATES FOR (DHL) 2000-01 (24868 RETURNED 2001-07). FREIGHTER.
2 757-23APF (RB211-535E4) (258-24635; 340-24971, /90 D-ALEI), (AWW) LEASED 1999-10 (OO-DLJ). PACKAGE FREIGHTER.
11 + 17 ORDERS 757-236SF (RB211-535C) (9-22172, /82 D-ALEA; 10-22173, /82 D-ALEB; 13-22175, /82 D-ALEC; 24-22179, /83 D-ALED; 25-22180, OO-DLO, 2001-07; 32-22183, /84 D-ALEE; 58-22189, /85 D-ALEF; 77-23398, /85 D-ALEG; 89-23492, /86 D-ALEH; 90-23493, /86 D-ALEI; 93-23533, /86 D-ALEK). EX-(BAB) 1999-11, OPERATES FOR (DHI). 22183. FREIGHTER.
4 DC-8-73F, WET-LEASED.
1 A300B2K-200 (CF6-50C2R), EX-(AFA) 1998-11.
0 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (093, /79 OO-DLL, SEE INCDT - NOVEMBER 2003), (PIE) LEASED 2000-09. PARTED OUT 2004-11. FREIGHTER.
0 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (095, /79 OO-DLR; 116, /80 OO-DLY; 150, /81 OO-DLV). 095 TRANSFERRED TO (SWF) AS (EC-JHO) FOR (DHL) SPAIN OPERATIONS. 116; & 150 TRANSFERRED TO (HCA) 2010-02. 150 STORED AT ROSWELL. FREIGHTER.
0 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (OO-DLW, (SEE PHOTO), EX-(JAS), 2006-05, OPERATESS FOR (DHL) IN (DHL) COLORS. TRANSFERRED TO (HCA) 2010-02. FREIGHTER.
1 A300B4-600R (PW4158) (659, /92 TF-ELB), (ISF) WET-LEASED 2004-08. FREIGHTER.
9 +12 ORDERS A300B4-622RF (607, D-AEAK, 2012-07; 621, D-AEAG, 2011-11; 637. D-AEAI; 641, D-AEAJ; 670, D-AEAK; 679, D0AEAL; 683, D-AEAM; 703, D-AEAN; 711, D-AEAO, 2011-10; 724, D-AEAP, 2012-02; 729, N3729, 2012-02; 730, D-AEAR; 737, D-AEAS, 2012-07; 740, D-AEAT, 2012-07), 621; & 724; PAINTED IN (DHL) COLORS AT SHANNON, IRELAND. FREIGHTER.
2 A330-243F (1043, 2010-08; 1524, A6-DCD, 2014-06). ETIHAD CRYSTAL CARGO OPERATIONS. *ALL (EHD) A330-243F FREIGHTERS HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE 2018-01 AND HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT LEIPZIG (EPT). FREIGHTER.
2 A330-243F (TRENT 772B-60) (1032, /10 A6-DCA; 1070, /10 A6-DCB), BANK OF TOKYO AND JP MORGAN CHASE BANK LEASED 2010-09. *ALL (EHD) A330-243F FREIGHTERS HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE 2018-01 AND HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT LEIPZIG (EPT). FREIGHTER:
1 A330-243F (TRENT 772B-60) (1772, A6-DCE, 2017-02), EX-(F-WWCP) *ALL (EHD) A330-243F FREIGHTERS HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE 2018-01 AND HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT LEIPZIG (EPT). FREIGHTER.
5 C-130. FREIGHTER.
8 CONVAIR 580F (3 LEASED TO (SWF), 52, /53 OO-DHE; 147, /54 OO-DHF; 459, /57 OO-DHL), ALL LEASED OUT. 68 SOLD TO AIR TAHOMA 2004-04. FREIGHTER.
3 FAIRCHILD METROLINERS II, LEASED TO (SWF).
FRANK APPEL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), PARENT, DEUTSCHE POST WORLD NET.
MARKUS OTTO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WOLFGANG OEHL, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (BRUOOQY)
DANNY NELSON, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL (BRUOOQY) (Danny.Nelson@dhl.com).
PHILIPPE POSSOZ, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING.
MICHAEL RAHM, FINANCE MANAGER.
ARUN SARIN, MANAGER MAINTENANCE.
WALTER VAN DEN ENDE, 727 MAINTENANCE MANAGER.
PETER JONGMAN, 757 MAINTENANCE MANAGER (2002-12).
KOEN VANAENROYDE, ENGINEERING MANAGER (2000-01).
TANGUY PARMENTIER, A300 BASE MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR (2000-01).
FREDDY VANSTEENWINCKEL, A300 MAINTENANCE MANAGER (2002-12).
ALEX VAN HOYDONCK, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA)MANAGER (2001-12).
CHARLES SMITH, PROJECTS & BASE MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR.
PATRICK GAFFNEY, LOGISTICS MANAGER.
ALAIN ELSKENS, MAINTENANCE PLANNING & CONTROL MANAGER.
FREDDY MUYLDERMANS, MAINTENANCE PLANNING & CONTROL MANAGER (1998-10)
ALEX HUMPHREYS, MAINTENANCE MANAGER A300.
MRS NATALIE SMETS, DOCUMENTS & RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR (BRUOOQY)
SIMON RUTTER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) MANAGER.
STANISLAW WILSKI, CHARTER & CONTRACT SERVICES MANAGER (email@example.com).