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Name: GEMINI AIR CARGO
7JetSet7 Code: GMN
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: HERNDON
Country: USA
Employees 412
Web: gac-cargo.com
Email:
Telephone: +1 (703) 260- 8100
Fax: +1 (703) 260-8102
Sita: IADQCGR
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996. BASED IN RESTON, VA (WASHINGTON DULLES). INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
44965 AVIATION DRIVE
DULLES, VA 20166, USA

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.

AUGUST 1996: SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (SCA) OPERATED SERVICE ON BEHALF OF GEMINI AIR CARGO (GMN).

DOMESTIC SERVICES TO ANCHORAGE, CHICAGO, CINCINNATI, LOS ANGELES (LAX), NEW YORK, & SAN FRANCISCO (SFO).

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TO ABU DHABI, BRUSSELS, CHENNAI, EUROAIRPORT, MUMBAI, SEOUL, SHANNON, & TAIPEI.

ALITALIA (ALI) MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR 5 YEARS MAINTENANCE SUPPORT FOR 6 DC-10-30F'S.

SEPTEMBER 1996: PLANS BY END OF 1996 TO ESTABLISH NEW HQ AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WITH 19,000 SQ FT FACILITY. CERTIFIED TO OPERATE INTERSTATE, & FOREIGN, SCHEDULED, ALL-CARGO SERVICE.

TO OPERATE ATLANTA, CHICAGO (ORD), TO BASEL, SWITZERLAND.

TO REFURBISH 6 DC-10-30'S BY END OF 1996.

DECEMBER 1996: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (47929), EX-LUFTHANSA (DLH) (6/97). CURRENTLY OWNS 7 DC-10-30'S. AERONAVALI (ARP) CONVERTING TO CARGO.

MARCH 1997: 4 DC-10'S MAINTENANCE TO PEMCO, DOTHAN, ALABAMA. 1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2), EX-SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (SCA).

APRIL 1997: 2 DC-10-30F'S (CF6-50C2), EX-SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (SCA).

OCTOBER 1997: APPLIED FOR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) EXEMPTION FOR SCHEDULED CARGO SERVICE LOS ANGELES (LAX), HONOLULU, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, VIA NADI, FIJI.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (47929) WET-LEASED TO CHALLENGE AIR CARGO (CHA), FOR 3 YEARS. EXTENDED WET-LEASE ON 3 DC-10-30F'S TO SWISSAIR (SWS) CARGO, TIL 10/02. DC-10-30F'S (47924 "EDWARD," 47925 "RYAN," & 47929 "NAOMI").

DECEMBER 1997: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (46978), EX-FINNAIR (FIN), (GUI) LEASED, AERONAVALI (ARP) TO CONVERT TO CARGO. ANCRA INTERNATIONAL, FOR CARGO SYSTEM. NOW HAS 8 DC-10-30F'S. DC-10-30F (123-47923 - "WENDY").

MARCH 1998: 1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) LEASED TO SWISSAIR CARGO (SWS) FOR 5 YEARS, & 1 DC-10-30F TO AIR FRANCE (AFA) FOR 1 YEAR.

MAY 1998: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 317M FTK (FREIGHT TRAFFIC) (+132.1%).

SEPTEMBER 1998: (DOT) OK'S 2 YEAR SCHEDULED CARGO SERVICE, NEW YORK - BRUSSELS.

TO ACQUIRE 3 AND LEASE 1 DC-10-30 FROM BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) AND HAVE AERONAVALI (ARP) CONVERT TO FREIGHTER IN 1999 AND 2000 TO BOOST (GMN)'S DC-10-30F FLEET TO 12.

OCTOBER 1998: (FAA) $75K FINE FOR MAINTENANCE DISCREPANCIES.

1997 = -$15.09M (-$1.66M) (NET LOSS).

JANUARY 1999: CREATES TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT MAINTENANCE CONTROL.

FEBRUARY 1999: CURRENT CONTRACTS INCLUDE SWISSAIR CARGO (SWS), LUFTHANSA (DHL), AIR FRANCE (AFA), FEDEX (FED), ASIANA (AAR), AND CHALLENGE AIR CARGO (CHA).

MARCH 1999: (LOI) 2 ORDERS MD-11'S (476; 478), TO BE CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER.

APRIL 1999: DHL AIRWAYS (DHL) APPLIED FOR CODE SHARE WITH GEMINI AIR CARGO (GMN) CINCINNATI - NEW YORK - BRUSSELS - BAHRAIN (GMN) DC-10). (DOT) OK'S CODE SHARE WITH KOREAN AIR (KAL), NEW YORK, CHICAGO (ORD), LOS ANGELES (LAX), TO SEOUL.

JULY 1999: GEMINI AIR CARGO (GMN) IS ACQUIRED BY THE CARLYLE GROUP. (GMN) IS THE LARGEST DC-10-30 WET-LEASE OPERATOR IN THE WORLD, INCLUDING CONTRACTS WITH SWISSCARGO (SWS), AIR FRANCE (AFA), EMERY (EAF), FEDEX (FED), ASIANA (AAR), AND CHINA EASTERN (CEA).

DC-10-30F (214-46921, N608GC), FINOVA (GRB) LEASED.

OCTOBER 1999: 2 ORDERS (2000-05) MD-11F'S (CF6-80C2), EX-VARIG (VAR), GECAS (GEH) LEASED, CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY BOEING WICHITA & ISRAELI AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES (IAI).

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = +$4.75 MILLION (-$15.09 MILLION).

DC-10-30 WET-LEASED TO QANTAS AIRWAYS (QAN) FOR LOS ANGELES (LAX) - HONOLULU (HNL) - NADI - SYDNEY. 1 DC-10-30F (47840, N612GC), PROP TWO LEASED.

DECEMBER 1999: 1 DC-10-30F WET-LEASED 2 YEARS TO TAMPA (TMP).

JANUARY 2000: 2 MD-11'S (48434, N701GC; 48435, N702GC), EX-VARIG (VAR), AERFI LEASED.

FEBRUARY 2000: (http://www.gac-cargo.com).

CODE SHARE WITH (DHL), NEW YORK - BRUSSELS (DC-10).

MAY 2000: MD-11 MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO ALITALIA (ALI).

JUNE 2000: FREIGHTER SERVICE FROM DETROIT'S WILLOW RUN AIRPORT, FOR USA CHARTER MANAGEMENT COMPANY, PATHFINDER AIR RESOURCES (MD-11F).

JULY 2000: OPERATES TOLEDO - LOS ANGELES (LAX), FOR BAX GLOBAL (BNA).

1 DC-10-30F, WET-LEASED TO BAX GLOBAL (BNA). 1 MD-11, 6 MONTH WET-LEASED TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICES (UPS).

AUGUST 2000: 1999 = -$8.56 Million (+$4.75 Million): 674.71 Million (FTK) freight (-37.6%); 471 employees (+32.3%).

1 DC-10-30 (46931) (CF6-50C2), EX-LAKER (LAK), GECAS (GEH) 10 YEAR LEASED, CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY AERONAVALI (ARP), BY 10/00.

SEPTEMBER 2000: (DOT) AWARDS GEMINI AIR CARGO (GMN) AN EXEMPTION FOR ALL-CARGO SERVICE TO ECUADOR, FOR 3 WEEKLY FREQUENCIES, FORMERLY HELD BY KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL (CKF).

2 MD-11'S (48411; 28412), EX-VASP (VSP), TOMBO (TOM) LEASED, CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY BOEING WITCHITA AND ISRAELI AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES (IAI).

NOVEMBER 2000: CONTRACT CHARTERS, FOR EAGLE GLOBAL LOGISTICS, AUSTIN - LOS ANGELES (LAX) - HONOLULU - GUAM - TAIPEI - ANCHORAGE - AUSTIN.

APRIL 2001: TOM CORCORAN, PRESIDENT & CEO.

JUNE 2001: 1 MD-11F (48412), EX-VASP (VSP), 3 YEAR WET-LEASED TO CIELOS DEL PERU (CDP).

NOVEMBER 2001: MD-11F WET-LEASED TO LANCHILE (LAN).

MARCH 2002: HAS 4 AIRPLANES WITHDRAWN FROM USE (WFU), AND -140 EMPLOYEES FURLOUGHED, DUE TO SOFTENING TRAFFIC.

APRIL 2002: 571 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 288 FLIGHT CREW (FC0; & 128 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

July 2002: 2001 = -$37.09 Million (-$7.39 Million): 705.3 Million (FTK) freight (+57.9%), 571 employees (-2.3%). 6 months = 219.67 Million (FTK) (+24.34%).

When DC-10-30F's & MD-11F's go through "C" maintenance checks, they will be named as follows: DC-10's: N601GC "Bill" (after founder Bill Stockbridge); N600GC " Kristiana;" N602GC "Penny;" N609GC "Sheryl;" and N612GC "Holly." MD-11F's: N702GC "Jenna;" N703GC "John." Swaps DC-10-30F (N606GC), which had been stored in the desert with (N605GC) while the latter is in the hangar for a "D" check.

June 2003: 350 employees. SITA: IADGCXH.

December 2003: Finalized its new financing/corporate restructuring. Returned 2 DC-10-30F's to lessors and received a cash infusion from majority stockholder, the Carlyle Group.

Now has 10 DC-10-30F's and 4 MD-11F's.

March 2004: Sam Woodward, Chairman, President & CEO, replaces Tom Corcoran.

July 2004: 2003 = -$7.25 Million (-$88.9 Million): 1.07 Billion (FTK) freight (+20.5%).

November 2004: MD-11F, Gemini Air Cargo (GMN) wet-leased for Air Canada (ACN) Cargo operations between Toronto and Frankfurt. All Canada Express (EXM) will assume this contract once it has acquired DC-10F's.

July 2005: EUR 8 Million/$9.5 Million maintenance support contract to Finnair (FIN) Technical Services covering component & APU maintenance for 7 DC-10-30F's (for 5 years) & 4 MD-11F's (for 7 years).

March 2006: Gemini Air Cargo (GMN) said it filed a pre-negotiated Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection plan and indicated that it has successfully completed negotiations to restructure its senior secured debt with between 90% and 95% of its lenders. The restructuring will reduce the company's debt, according to Sam Woodward, the company's CEO. "The Chapter 11 reorganization will allow us to continue normal business operations while we restructure our debt and other obligations . . . . By significantly reducing our debt, Gemini (GMN) will emerge from this process as a stronger and more competitive company," Woodward added.

Gemini (GMN) said it will receive an infusion of equity following its emergence from Chapter 11, and it also has received a commitment for $10 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) and exit financing.

May 2006: Gemini Air Cargo (GMN) operates worldwide cargo schedules and charters on a wet-lease basis on behalf of other airlines.

412 employees (201 Flight Crew (FC); & 5 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: GR - 358. (ICAO) Code: GCO (Callsign - GEMINI).

Parent organization/shareholders: Carlyle Group (56%), Lehmen Brothers (36%); management (5%); & Oak Tree Capital (3%).

Main Base: New York Kennedy airport (JFK).

Hub: Miami International airport (MIA).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Anchorage; Cincinnati; Columbus Ohio; Los Angeles; Miami; & New York.

International, Freight Destinations: Amsterdam; Bogota; Brussels; Cali; Cologne; Delhi; Frankfurt; Halifax; Medellin; Nottingham; Panama City; Quito; Toronto; & Vitoria.

MD-11F freighter wet-leased for 2 years to South African Airways (SAA). Will fly twice per week including stops in New York, Dakar, Lagos, Johannesburg, Accra, Nairobi, Benghazi, and Amsterdam. An existing contract (since 12/05) with Avient (AVE) for a wet-leased DC-10-30F has been extended to October 2006.

November 2006: Founder William ("Bill") Stockbridge, founder of Gemini Air Cargo (GMN), becomes CEO of MAXJet Airways (MXJ).

August 2007: DC-10-30F (47921), parted out at Opa-Locka.

December 2007: Gemini Air Cargo (GMN) is interviewing and hiring DC-10 and MD-11 Second in Command (SIC)s Flight Crew (FC). Pilot (FC) applicants can email their resumes to Matt.Albers@Geminiaircargo.com and Flight Engineer (FE) applicants can email their resumes to Jim.Jensen@Geminiaircargo.com.

January 2008: 2007 Performance Statistics: 965.03 million (FTK)s (-14.01%) freight traffic. SEE ATTACHED - - "GMN-2007-STATS."

June 2008: Gemini Air Cargo (GMN) is not currently interviewing or accepting Flight Crew (FC) resumes.

July 2008: Record-shattering fuel prices and revenue shortfalls have forced Gemini Air Cargo (GMN) to file for Chapter 11 protection - - for the second time in two years. To keep operating, it will negotiate an additional loan commitment of up to $14 million from its existing senior lender and seek investors. (GMN) promotes itself as the world's largest operator of DC-10-30Fs and MD-11F freighters.

It is now looking to sell its wet-lease cargo operation. It now operates 11 wide body freighters.

August 2008: Ceased operations.

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August 2008:

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (137-46931, /74 N614GC), EX-(LAK), (GEH) 10 YR LSD 2000-08, CONV TO F BY AERONAVALI (ARP) BY 2000-10. FREIGHTER.

4 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (245-46965, /77 N600GC "CHRISTOPHER;" 117-47921, /73 N601GC "MOLLY;" 123-47923, /74 N602GC "ARIANA;" 122-47922, /74 N603GC "LESLIE;" 129-47924, /74 N604GC "ERIC;" 166-47925, /74 N605GC "RYAN"), MAINT BY (ALI) & PEMCO, 3 EX-(SCA). 47921; 47923; PARTED OUT AT OPA-LOCKA 2007-08. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (158-46932, N609GC), RTND (GRB) 2004-11.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (196-47929, /75 N606GC "KIRK"), EX-(DLH), 3 YR WET-LST (CHA), STORED MOJAVE 2002-12. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (256-46978, /78 N607GC), EX-(FIN), (GUI) LSD.
FREIGHTER.

0 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (214-46921, /76 N608GC), (GRB) LSD 1999-07. RTND. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (337-47840, /80 N612GC "JESSICA"), PROP TWO LSD 1999-11. RTND 2004-11. FREIGHTER.

2 MD-11F (CF6-80C2D1F) (476-48434, /91 N701GC "EMILIE;" 478-48435, /91 N702GC "MARY"), EX-(VAR), (GEH) LSD, (BAS)/(IAI) CONV TO F (2000-05), (ALI) MAINT, 1 6 MTH WET-LSD (UPS) 2000-07. 1 WET-LST (LAN) 2001-11. FREIGHTER.

0 MD-11F (CF6-80C2D1F) (453-48411, /90 N703GC "PENNY;" 454-48412, /90 N705GC "TRACY"), EX-(VSP), CONV TO F BY (TBC)/(IAI), (TOM) LSD. 48412 WET-LST (CDP) 2001-06. 48411; & 48412; RTND, LST (WLD) 2008-12. FREIGHTER.

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WILLIAM "BILL" STOCKBRIDGE, FOUNDER, BECOMES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) OF MAXJET (MXJ) (2006-11).

SAM WOODWARD, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO (2004-03).
Mr Woodward was recruited by the Carlyle Group in 2004 to be Chairman, President & CEO, of Gemini Air Cargo (GMN), one of the largest investments at the time. Gemini (GMN) operates cargo services on 6 continents and 26 airports with two fleets of all-cargo airplanes. Previously, Mr Woodward managed SAW Investment Services, which provides investment and management services for logistics, and logistics based technology companies. The firm has secured capital for, advised and made successful investments in large and small firms, including Consolidated Freight, Freight Quote, My Freight World, and provided advisory services for several Fortune 500 and private equity funds. He frequently served as interim management in these companies.

In 1994, the Board of Yellow Corp recruited Mr Woodward into a 2-man team to re-invent this Fortune 500 transportation company. Serving in the Chairman’s office as Senior Vice President of Operations and Planning, Mr Woodward oversaw operations and strategy, redesigned the core business processes and acquired or sold $1.1 billion of companies. During his tenure, Yellow Corp’s EBITDA grew from $45 million to $210 million, share price rose from $9 to $25, and debt was reduced by $200 million. Mr Woodward held this position until forming his investment firm in 2000. From 1991 to 1994, Mr Woodward was a Managing Director of SH&E, a Reed Elseiver Ltd consultancy overseeing the New York business unit and a number of large-scale projects including; Celsius Invest: re-alignment of their transportation portfolio and re-design of their powerplant company; AmericaWest (AMW): re-structuring of the core operations; Eastern Airlines (EAL): advising the Trustee on asset disposition; and several large-scale airplane lease companies on the management of fleet and portfolio.

From 1987 to 1991, Mr Woodward was a Managing Director at Taggart Group, a transportation management firm, where they acquired and sold controlling positions in several transportation companies. Mr Woodward was Vice President of Planning at Purolator Courier Corp from 1984 to 1987 and held a progression of marketing and finance management positions at Pan American World Airways (PAA) from 1980 to 1984. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Gemini (GMN), Mr Woodward has served as Board member for public and private companies, including Hawaiian Air Lines (HWI), Air South, Circle Express, Pilot Freight, various Yellow Corp subsidiaries, manufacturing companies SCF and Labconco, and Advisory Board member to Perot Systems, Platnum Technologies and Octel/Lucent. He has served as a commentator for CNBC. Mr Woodward holds a BA (1974) and Ph D (ABD) from the University of South Carolina.

WILLIAM GARRETT, SENIOR VP OPERATIONS & COO.
Mr Garrett joined the company during the first quarter of 2000 as the CFO. He was then promoted to the Senior Vice President and COO position in August 2003. Prior to Gemini (GMN), he was the Vice President and CFO of Vanguard Airlines (VAG). From December 1993 to June 1996, he served as a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP, where he focused on companies in a number of industries each with high growth characteristics lending to public offerings and merger exit strategies. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants. He obtained a BS Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington & Lee University.

LAWRENCE KAHN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
Mr Kahn joined Gemini Air Cargo (GMN) in October 2005 in the position of Chief Financial Officer after working for a brief period of time with the company on a consulting basis. Prior to joining Gemini (GMN), he was the Executive Vice President of Freightdesk Technologies where he successfully restructured the balance sheet and equity structure to fund software development. From June 1998 to March 2003, he was the Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Vacation.Com, Inc, where he was successful in growing revenue dollars. Mr Kahn was employed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer by Shoppers Express, Inc from June 1995 to June 1998 and from February 1994 to May 1995, as Principal and Partner, Mr Kahn started and grew an aviation consultancy service providing fleet planning and aircraft acquisition services. Additionally, Mr Kahn served as Vice President and General Manager at Northwest Airlines (NWA), Inc from June 1990 to January 1994. Before delving into the aviation field, he held varied positions at Marriott, Inc, Roy Rogers Restaurants and Pepsico, Inc. Early in his professional career, Mr Kahn was employed as Project Manager at the National Transportation Commission from July 1977 to August 1979, and a Writer/Researcher at the American Enterprise Institute from June 1975 - June 1977. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Yale University and Master’s Degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management.

FRED MILLS, SENIOR VP SALES & MARKETING.
Mr Mills joined Gemini (GMN) in September 2003 as Vice President – Sales and Marketing. Mr Mills came to Gemini (GMN) with thirty-five years of aviation experience in both the passenger and cargo fields. Most of his career has been spent in the international arena, primarily in Asia where he held various executive positions. From 1979 - 1989 he was Managing Director – Japan, Korea and Philippines with Flying Tigers/Federal Express (FED); from 1989 - 1991 he served as Vice President, Cargo – Asia at Qantas Airways (QAN); from 1992 - 1997, he was Regional Managing Director – Central Asia and Mid-Pacific with Northwest Airlines (NWA); during 1998, he served as Vice President – Pacific Region with Polar Air Cargo (PAO), and from 1999 - 2001 he was employed at Pathfinder Air Resources as Chief Operating Officer. Immediately prior to joining Gemini (GMN), he became CEO for ROMI Air, Inc (International Aviation Consultants).

DON CRESTON, VP GENERAL COUNSEL.
Mr Creston joined Gemini (GMN) in April 2003. Prior to Gemini (GMN), Mr Creston was partner in the law firm of Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP, where he specialized in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities law. Mr Creston is a member of the Connecticut, District of Columbia, New York and Virginia bar. He is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

CHRIS REAMY, VP MAINTENANCE.

BRENT JAMES, DIRECTOR OPERATIONS.

BILL JARROTT, DIRECTOR SAFETY.

KEN AUPPERLEE, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) & ENGINEERING (IADQCGR).

KEVIN MULHERN, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE,

TONY GUL, CHIEF ENGINEERING.

STEVE SKILLMAN, MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL (QC).

MICHAEL DISALVO, CHIEF INSPECTION.

 
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