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FORMED IN 1972 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. FORMERLY CONNIE KALITTA SERVICES, & AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES. SISTER COMPANY OF KALITTA CHARTERS (KFS). DOMESTIC, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
818 WILLOW RUN AIRPORT
YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN 48197, USA
MAY 1993: STARTED OPERATING ZANTOP INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (ZAN) ROUTES AS "AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT."
AUGUST 1993: ACCDT: DC-8-61C (HUSHKITTED) (46127, BUILT 1970) CRASHED & DESTROYED AT LEEWARD POINT AIRPORT.
AUGUST 1995: MARSHALL AEROSPACE (MAC) 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-US AIRWAYS (USA).
MAY 1996: 1 DC-10-15 (CF6-50) (45258), EX-MEXICANA (CMA), LEASED. 747 ALL-CARGO SERVICE, HONOLULU (HNL) TO JAKARTA, VIA MELBOURNE.
SEPTEMBER 1996: 1 747-100F (JT9D-7A) (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-NORTHWEST AIRLINES (NWA) (MIAMI MODIFICATION CENTER IS CONVERTING IT TO CARGO).
MARCH 1997: 1 DC-8-54F (46009), EX-ZANTOP INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (ZAN).
APRIL 1997: 3,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 600 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).
MAY 1997: 3 747-2B4B'S (JT9D-7J/-7FW) (21097; 21098; 21099), EX-MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (MEA).
JUNE 1997: 747F, LOS ANGELES (LAX) & SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) TO TAIPEI.
NEGOTIATING NEW AIR CARGO HUB ON 75 ACRES AT FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, INDIANA, & PLANS TO RELOCATE FROM 100,000 SQ FT, TERRA HAUTE, (175 MILES AWAY) IN LATE 1998. NEW HUB, 240,000 SQ FT, SORTING FACILITY, & 90,000 SQ FT MAINTENANCE FACILITY, FOR 3RD PARTY AIRPLANES.
1 DC-8-61F (45963), EX-(UAS).
JULY 1997: PARTIAL 1996 = -$11.61 MILLION (-$5.58 MILLION) (NET LOSS).
PURCHASED 1 DC-8-61F (45962) OFF-LEASE.
AUGUST 1997: CONRAD KALITTA SELLS 16 727'S TO KITTY HAWK AIR CARGO (KHC), A DALLAS AIR FREIGHT & AIR CHARTER FOR $51 MILLION. LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) TO COMBINE KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL (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 INS, 15,000 LB PAYLOAD.
1 747-2B4B. 1 DC-8-63F (JT3D-7), EX-ATI INC.
OCTOBER 1997: 1ST OF 3 747-200'S (JT9D-7J), EX-MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (MEA), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTERS, FORTIS AVIATION, FOR TOTAL 747 FLEET OF 11.
DECEMBER 1997: 1 747-200F (21543), WET-LEASED TO VARIG (VAR). 727-191 (19395) FROM CHAMPION AIRLINES (GRD). DC-8-63F (JT3D-7), EX-(TIN).
JANUARY 1998: (http://www.kalitta.com).
APPLIED TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FOR WET-LEASE OF DC-8-63F, SCHEDULED, ALL-CARGO OPERATIONS, JAMAICA - USA, MIAMI (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.
727-235 (19455), & 2 L-1011-50'S (1132; 1146) ALL PARTED OUT. 2 DC-8-63F'S (45926, 46135), AEROLEASED FOR (BNA) OPERATIONS. 2 747-200B'S (JT9D-7J), EX-MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (MEA).
MARCH 1998: 2 747-200'S (21098; 21099) TO BOEING WICHITA FOR CONVERSION TO FREIGHTER, 1 BY 1998-09, OTHER BY 1998-10. 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, MIAMI (MIA) TO CARACAS, & VALENCIA, VENEZUELA.
JUNE 1998: DC-8-54F (45679) SOLD TO TRANS CONTINENTAL (TSS). 2 ORDERS (1998-09) 747-2B4B'S (21098; 21099), EX-MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (MEA).
JULY 1998: TOP OPERATOR 1997 COMPARISONS IN FTK FREIGHT TRAFFIC (B):
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: (KAC) DC-8-52F (45814) NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.
SEPTEMBER 1998: OWNER KITTY HAWK CARGO (KHC) NAMES CHARLES CARSON, PRESIDENT OF KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL (CKF), REPLACING CONNIE KALITTA. CLARK STEVENS, VP TECHNICAL SERVICES EX-(COO), MESA AIRLINES.
OCTOBER 1998: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = -$45.7 MILLION (-$12.1 MILLION).
2,887 EMPLOYEES (FULL +1/2 PART).
747-2B4F DELIVERED, AFTER CONVERSION AT BOEING WICHITA, LEASED OUT TO FAST AIR (FAC) FOR 3 YEARS.
DECEMBER 1998: JOINS NATIONAL AIR CARRIER ASSOCIATION (NACA), INCLUDING: (OAE), (EVR), (MIB), (AAT), (TOW), & (WLD).
747-2B4F (21099), 2 YEAR LEASED TO NORTH ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (NTZ), MALTA.
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 LOS ANGELES (LAX) TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, & WEEKLY THROUGH MELBOURNE, HONG KONG, AND OTHER PACIFIC DESTINATIONS.
APRIL 1999: 3,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 600 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).
MAY 1999: DC-8-61F (45964, N861PL) TO KITTY HAWK AIR CARGO (KHC).
JUNE 1999: 5 747-100/-200'S HEAVY MAINTENANCE, + PYLON MODIFICATIONS TO BOEING AIRPLANE SERVICES (BAS), WICHITA TIL 2000-05.
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 AND GENERAL MANAGER.
FEBRUARY 2000: (http://www.kha.com).
MARCH 2000: TOP 10 CARGO OPERATORS, AT MIAMI, IN 1999 TONS K:
1 TLS 260 (+13.7%); 2 AAL 171 (-6.5%); 3 CHA 141 (-1.9%); 4 ARW 119 (+9.4%); 5 TMP 118 (+8.3%); 6 FNE 112 (-29.7%); 7 CKF 92 (-34%) 8 UPS 70 (+20.3%); 9 UAL 44 (-6.4%); 10 AMJ 44 (-46.5%).
APRIL 2000: 1,300 EMPLOYEES. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MAY 2000: PARENT COMPANY, KITTY HAWK AIR CARGO (KHC) SUSPENDS ALL INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS.
TOM CHRISTOPHER, CHAIRMAN OUSTED BY BOARD. TILMON REEVES, CHAIRMAN & CEO. CONRAD KALITTA RESIGNS FROM BOARD.
KITTY HAWK FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY.
AUGUST 2000: KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL (CKF) AGREED TO SELL NEWLY-FORMED SUBSIDIARY, EDEN AIR (HAS (CKF)'S PART 121 AIR OPERATORS CERTIFICATE (AOC) TO CONRAD KALITTA, WHO PLANS TO TRANSFER ASSETS TO KALITTA AIR, MICHIGAN, FOR STARTUP 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 2001-07.
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 (JT9D-7A) (20247; 20332), EX-(CKF). 747-200F (20010) PARTED OUT.
NOVEMBER 2000: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FINDS KALITTA AIR (KAC) 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.
DECEMBER 2000: OPERATES ITS 747'S FOR KITTYHAWK AIR CARGO (KHC), ON EXTRA USA POSTAL SERVICE HOLIDAY FLIGHTS.
1 747-269BF (21541, N707CK), EX-KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL (CKF).
OCTOBER 2001: 747-132 (JT9D-7A) (159-20247, /71 84 25 N709CK), EX-KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL (CKF).
NOVEMBER 2001: 1 727-2B6F (21298, N721SK), & 2 727-2H3F'S (20545, N723SK; 20948, N722SK), DELIVERIES.
April 2002: (http://www.kalittaair.com).
June 2002: 747-246B (9823, N570SW), ex-Jumbo Jet (JJL).
July 2002: 2001 = -$1.97 Million (+$4.08 Million): 71.87 Million (FTK) freight traffic.
September 2002: 727-227 (20611, N718AA), ex-American Airlines (AAL).
October 2002: 2 747-209F's (22446, N714CK; 22447, N715CK), ex-China Airlines (CHI).
November 2002: 1 727-223 (21371, N866AA), ex-American Airlines (AAL). 2 747-122F's (19754, N712CK; 19753, N716CK), ex-Polar Air Cargo (PAO), Kelsey Investments leased.
February 2003: Kalitta Charters (KFS), who operate the small airplanes formerly operated by Kitty Hawk Charters, has applied to acquire certain assets, including the air operating certificate (AOC), of Reliant Airlines (RLT). The (FAR) 121 carrier would be operated as a separate subsidiary, Kalitta Charters II (KFS), with plans to operate 4 DC-9's on cargo charter services.
Wallace Air Cargo and Inter Aviation Services are teaming with all-cargo Kalitta Air (KAC) to provide scheduled 747-200F service on international routes. Operations on the North Atlantic will start 2003-04, with 5 flights/week serving Chicago, New York (JFK), East Midlands, and Amsterdam.
March 2003: 747-233B (SCD) (20977), bought from Air Canada (ACN).
April 2003: (email@example.com).
June 2003: (DOT) OK's service to Iraq for Northwest (NWA), World (WLD), and Kalitta Air (KAC).
July 2003: (DOT) selected 6 carriers to operate cargo services between Hong Kong and 3rd country cities in conjunction with USA - Hong Kong services: FedEx (FED), United Parcel Services (UPS), Evergreen International (EVR), Kalitta Air (KAC), Northwest Airlines (NWA), & Polar Air Cargo (PAO).
1 747-123F (20325, N673UP), bought from (UPS).
September 2003: 747-209F (22299, N704CK), ex-China Airlines (CHI).
December 2003: Chicago - New York - East Midlands - Amsterdam - Kuwait City cargo service.
747-246F (22478, N727CK), ex-Jumbo Jet leasing (JJL).
February 2004: Maastricht - Lagos - Nairobi - Cairo - Maastricht (weekly). Maastricht - Addis Ababa - Entebbe - Cairo - Maastricht (weekly). Both for cargo forwarder Primair.
April 2004: 1st Quarter = 289.73 Million (FTK) freight traffic (+124.66%).
October 2004: 727-2B6F (21298, N720CK) transferred to Kalitta Charters II.
INCDT: (KAC) 747-132F (N709CK) had its No 1 engine separate from the airplane on a flight between Chicago and New York. Airplane landed successfully at Detroit, however, airplane was damaged beyond economical repair (DBER), = Write/Off (W/O).
747-249F (21827, N806FT), delivery. 747-246F (21681, N707CK), bought from Japan Air Lines (JAL).
October 2005: 747-246B (22064, N740CK), bought from Japan Airlines (JAL). 747SR-46SF (20923, N719CK), bought from United Parcel Services (UPS).
March 2006: 747-246F (21681, N707CK) & 747-246BSLR (22745, N742CK), bought from Japan Air Lines (JAL).
November 2006: 747-246B (22746, N743CK), delivery.
December 2006: Employees = 561.
March 2007: 747-246B (21680, N745CK), bought from (JAL) International.
April 2007: 747-246B (29990, N700CK), bought from (JAL) International.
May 2007: 747-221F (21743, N747CK), bought from (JAL) International.
September 2007: 747-221F (21744, N748CK), bought from (JAL) International.
November 2007: 1st 6 months = 1 billion (FTK)s (+28.57%).
December 2007: Kalitta Air (KAC) is accepting resumes and interviewing for Flight Crew (FC) classes in February.
USA cargo carrier Kalitta Air (KAC) plans to acquire 10 747-446BCF freighters from Japan Airlines (JAL) to fuel its growth over the next few years. The Michigan-based carrier has reached agreement with (JAL) to purchase a single General Electric (CF6-80C2B1F)-powered 747-446BCF for delivery in May 2009. It is also negotiating for the acquisition of a 2nd 747-446BCF from (JAL) with a July 2009 delivery date. A further 8 747-446BCF freighters are expected to be sourced from (JAL), revealed Kalitta (KAC) VP & General Manager, D C Sanderlin. “We believe that (JAL) will have those available later.” He says the full batch of airplanes is expected to be delivered through 2011 and will fulfil the carrier’s anticipated capacity requirements.
Kalitta (KAC) flies scheduled and charter, all-cargo service; airplane, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) wet-lease operations; and provides freight lift to the USA Department of Defense. It also operates a repair station in Oscoda, Michigan with >700 employees.
Kalitta (KAC) says it uses 19 of its 747s in regular operation, and the remainder for spare parts. An additional wide body hangar is under construction with a completion date of January 2008.
“The technological advances of the 747-400BCF include significantly greater range and fuel efficiency over earlier model Boeing freighters, making it an ideal airplane for our global network,” said Kalitta (KAC) (CEO) Connie Kalitta. He said the carrier’s first purchase of a 747-446BCF “marks a milestone for Kalitta Air (KAC), which is completing another year of record revenues and is solidly positioned for future growth”.
(JAL)’s 1st 747-446BCF underwent modification at China’s Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering, and was received by the carrier in May 2006. At that time, (JAL) had 7 more 747-446BCFs on firm order and held options for another 4 airplanes.
January 2008: 2007 Performance Statistics: 16,000 passengers.
SEE ATTACHED - - "KAC-2007-STATS."
March 2008: 747-446F (24405, N740CK), bought from Boeing (TBC) Aircraft Holding, ex-(N73714).
May 2008: ACCDT: Kalitta Air (KAC) 747-209F (JT9D-7Q) (462-22299, /80 N704CK) freighter, crashed on takeoff at Brussels Airport. The May 25 accident destroyed the airplane, but all 5 crew members on board escaped serious injury. The Pratt & Whitney (P&W) (JT9D-7Q) engine-powered, 747-209F was 28 years old and was registered as (N704CK). It was attempting a departure from runway 20 for Bahrain with 76t of freight on board, said a Brussels Airport spokesperson. The 747 came to a rest off the southern end of the runway with its fuselage broken in two at the wing.
SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS - - "KAC-ACCDT-2008-05/A/B/C/D."
June 2008: Kalitta Air (KAC) provides international scheduled and ad hoc cargo, charter jet airplane services.
Conrad Kalitta was previously the owner of American International Airways, which became Kitty Hawk International (CKF) in 1999. Kalitta Air (KAC) began operations using the air operating certificate (AOC) and assets of (CKF).
Employees = 823.
(IATA) Code: K4 - 272. (ICAO) Code: CKS - (Callsign - CONNIE).
Parent organization/shareholders: Conrad Kalitta (100%).
Main Base: Detroit Willow Run Airport (YIP).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Anchorage; Chicago; Honolulu; Los Angeles; & New York.
International, Freight Destinations: Christmas Island; Nuku'alofa; & Pago Pago.
Kalitta Air (KAC) is accepting resumes and interviewing for 747-100/-200/-400 Second In Command (SIC) (FC) positions. The carrier will interview to fill a pilot (FC) pool for classes in the 2nd half of the year.
July 2008: ACCDT: A Kalitta Air (KAC) 747-200F crashed into a home shortly after takeoff from Bogota, Colombia, killing 3 occupants in the house. The Kalitta (KAC) flight, operated for Centurion Air Cargo (CHA) on wet-lease, was en route to Miami and attempted to return to Bogota after reporting an engine fire, according to Colombian civil aviation officials. All 8 crew aboard the airplane survived the crash about 12 miles west of Bogota, but the airplane reportedly was destroyed - - SEE ATTACHED - - "KAC-ACCDT-2008-07/ -A." The accident marked the 2nd Kalitta (KAC) 747-200F crash in under 2 months.
Loss of power in 2 engines during initial climb, and a resulting near-stall, led to the fatal crash of a Kalitta Air (KAC) 747-200F moments after departure from the Colombian capital Bogota.
Although the 4 Pratt & Whitney (PRW) engines had functioned normally during the take-off roll from Runway 31R, the outboard right-hand power plant suffered a persistent surge on rotation.
As the freighter became airborne, it struggled to achieve a stable climb. The flight crew (FC) did not keep the airspeed above the threshold for an engine-out ascent and the stick-shaker activated, warning of a stall risk and prompting the pilot (FC) to reduce the angle of attack.
Although the airspeed rose, the 747 also lost height and was flying just 400 ft above the ground. An attempt to increase pitch generated a 2nd stick-shaker warning, and the pilot (FC) responded by pushing the throttles forward to maximize thrust in a bid to gain airspeed and altitude.
But about 20 seconds later, the other outboard engine, on the left wing, also lost power after a failure in the low-pressure turbine, which led the powerplant to shed parts.
The precise reason for the disintegration could not be determined, said Colombia's Grupo de Investigacion de Accidentes in its final report into the July 7 2008 accident. But it stated that the failure began in the 3rd stage of the turbine, and probably involved the loss of guide vanes or section of air seal.
With two engines malfunctioning, the 747F was unable to sustain flight in its configuration. It began to experience problems with a 3rd engine, the inboard left-hand (JT9D), which repeatedly surged. The remaining engine functioned normally.
The 747F came down NW of the airport, at Madrid, Cundinamarca, and was completely destroyed on impact. 2 people on the ground were killed but, remarkably, the 747F's 8 occupants survived.
Investigators have battled to explain not only the double engine failure but also the subsequent poor flight performance of the airplane. Simulation and analysis showed the 747-200F's expected climb capability with two engines inoperative should have been better than that demonstrated by the ill-fated jet. The simulated flights indicated a 200 ft/min better climb rate over the space of 3 minutes.
Even though analysts examined various weight, balance and operational scenarios, the inquiry report said: "The reasons for the performance degradation of the crashed airplane could not be clearly determined from the available data."
Inspection of the outboard right-hand engine, the 1st to show signs of problems, revealed no abnormal pre-impact wear or damage. But the inquiry report said the engine, installed 6 months before the crash, was not operating efficiently because of such factors as "excessive" blade-tip clearance and Bogota airport's high altitude. It put the net loss at 5.8%.
Colombian investigators also found "discrepancies" between the airplane's maintenance records and manufacturers' Maintenance Manuals which "may have affected the engine performance".
September 2008: Kalitta Air (KAC) is accepting Flight Crew (FC) resumes.
November 2008: 1st 6 months = 729.63 million (FTK)s freight traffic (12.42%).
SEE ATTACHED - - "KAC-2007-TOP-WLD-CARGO."
September 2010: 747-2J9F (21668, N630US), 2 747-228BFs (23736, N645NW; 23737, N646NW), 2 747-251BFs (23111, N631NW; 23112, N632NW), and 2 747-251Fs (21120, N616US; 23888, N640US), ferried from Marana to Oscoda after storage..
October 2009: Kalitta Air (KAC) currently has 80 First Officers (FC) and 39 flight engineers on furlough. (KAC) recalled 9 First Officers in September. No further (FC) furloughs are expected.
December 2010: Baltia Air Lines (BLT) announced it has purchased a 747-251B (21705, N706BL) from Kalitta Air (KAC), previously operated by Northwest Airlines (NWA). This is (BLT)'s second 747.
747-446BCF (26361, N745CK), bought from Japan Airlines (JAL), ex-(JA8915).
February 2011: Kalitta Air (KAC) was interviewing flight crew (FC) in January but interview slots are now filled. Hiring estimates for 2011 are 30 First Officers (FC) and 6 flight engineers. (KAC) is accepting resumes. (KAC) will have all 9 flight engineers recalled by February 11.
May 2011: Kalitta Air (KAC)'s last 747-100F was retired at the (KAC)'s maintenance base in Oscoda, Michigan (the former Wurtsmith AFB).
January 2012: Kalitta Air (KAC) is currently accepting resumes from Flight Crew (FC) pilots with a minimum of 5,000 Total Time (TT) and 2,500 flight hours in jet airplanes. International (FC) experience is a plus. Applicants can submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2012: SEE ATTACHED CURRENT STATUS FROM "AIRWAYS" MAGAZINE - - "KAC-2012-05 - CURRENT STATUS-A/B/C."
August 2013: According to FAPA.aero, Kalitta Air (KAC) is not accepting flight crew (FC) resumes but expects to do so later this year.
December 2015: 767-341 (24753, N173CR), ex-(HS-BIB), bought from Baxter Aviation. 767-346 (24782, N783ck), ex-(JA8364).
June 2016: 747-4B5BCF (25275, N976BA), bought from Boeing (TBC) and ferried Marana to Oscoda. 747-485BCF (26395, N539BC), bought from Boeing (TBC), ex-(HL7485), ferried Marana to Oscoda.
September 2016: 747-481F (34016, N401KZ), ex-(OM-ACA). 767-341ERF (24752, N170CR), ex-(N761CK).
February 2017: 747-246F (21034, N705CK), withdrawn from use at Oscoda.
June 2017: 747-222BF (23736, N793CK) exported to Georgia. 747-4B5F (26413, N635BC) ex-(HL7466) bought from Boeing (TBC).
July 2017: 747-4B5F (27073, N637BC), ex-(HL7467) Marana to Oscoda.
April 2018: See video of Kalitta Air (KAC) 747-400F takeoff:
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1 727-2B6F (JT8D-15 HK) (1246-21298, /77 N720CK), ALL WHITE COLORS. OPERATIONS FOR KALITTA CHARTERS (KFS). FREIGHTER.
2 727-2H3F (JT8D-9A HK) (877-20545, /72 N723CK; 1084-20948, /74 N722CK), ALL WHITE COLORS. OPERATIONS FOR (KFS). FREIGHTER.
1 727-223 (JT8D) (1277-21371, N866AA), EX-(AAL) 2002-11.
1 727-227 (JT8D) (894-20611, N718AA), EX-(AAL) 2002-09.
0 747-122F's (JT9D-7A) (52-19753, /70 N716CK; 60-19754, /70 N712CK), EX-(PAO), KELSEY INVESTMENTS LEASED 2002-11. FREIGHTER.
0 747-123F (JT9D-7A) (125-20325, /71 N717CK), EX-(UPS) 2003-07. FREIGHTER.
0 747-132F (JT9D-7A) (159-20247, /71 N709CK), EX-(CKF) (SCD). W/O 2004-10. FREIGHTER.
0 747-146F (JT9D-7A) (161-20332, /71 N702CK), EX-(CKF). FREIGHTER.
1 747-2B4 (JT9D-7J/-7FW) (262-21097, /75 N710CK; 264-21099, /75 N713CK), EX-(MEA), CONVERSION TO FREIGHTER, 21099 LEASED TO (NTZ) 1998-12, 263-21098 SOLD TO (DAW) 2000-08. FREIGHTER.
1 747-2J9F (21668, N630US), FERRIED MARANA TO OSCODA AFTER STORAGE 2010-09. FREIGHTER.
2 747-222BF (23736, N645NW; 23737, N646NW), FERRIED MARANA TO OSCODA AFTER STORAGE 2010-09. FREIGHTER.
0 747-246F (21034, N705CK), WITHDRAWN FROM USE AT OSCODA 2017-02. FREIGHTER.
0 747-251B (374-21705, N623US), EX-(NWA) SOLD TO (BLT) 2010-12), PASSENGER.
2 747-251F (21120, N616US; 23888, N640US), FERRIED MARANA TO OSCODA AFTER STORAGE 2010-09. FREIGHTER.
2 747-251BF (23111, N631NW; 23112, N632NW), FERRIED MARANA TO OSCODA AFTER STORAGE 2010-09. FREIGHTER.
1 747SR-46SF (JT9D-7A) (234-20923, /71 N719CK), BOUGHT FROM (UPS) 2005-10. FREIGHTER.
1 747-2J9F (21668, N630US), FREIGHTER.
2 747-209F (JT9D-7Q) (462-22299, /80 N704CK, 2003-09 - CRASHED ON TAKEOFF & DESTROYED W/O - SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS - - "KAC-ACCDT-2008-05/A/B/C/D;" 519-22446, /81 N714CK, 2002-10; 556-22447, /82 N715CK, 2002-10), EX-(CHI). FREIGHTER.
1 747-212B (JT9D-7Q) (449-21939, /80 N703CK; 24177, N644NW), FREIGHTER.
2 747-221F (384-21743, N747CK, 2007-05; 392-21744, N748CK, 2007-09), BOUGHT FROM (JAL). FREIGHTER.
1 737-222BF (23736, N645NW; 23737, N646NW; 24177, N644NW), 23736 EXPORTED TO GEORGIA 2017-06. FREIGHTER.
1 747-233B (SCD) (JT9D-7J) (250-20977, /74), EX-(ACN) 2003-03. FREIGHTER.
0 747-246B (JT9D-7Q) (116-19823, N570SW), EX-(JJL) 2002-06. RETURNED. FREIGHTER.
1 747-246F (SCD) (JT9D-7AW) (243-21034, /74 N705CK), FREIGHTER.
1 747-246B (JT9D-7) (380-21680, N745CK), BOUGHT FROM (JAL) 2007-03. FREIGHTER.
1 747-246F (JT9D-7Q) (382-21681, /79 N707CK), BOUGHT FROM (JAL) 2006-03. FREIGHTER.
2 747-246B (JT9D-7Q) (21679, N741CK; 407-22064, N740CK), BOUGHT FROM (JAL) 2005-10 FOR PARTS USE.
1 747-246F (JT9D-7Q) (21681, N707CK), BOUGHT FROM (JAL) 2006-03. FREIGHTER.
1 747-246BSLR (JT9D-7Q) (547-22745, /81 N742CK, 2006-03; 548-22746, N743CK, 2006-11), BOUGHT FROM (JAL). 22745; PARTED OUT 2010-01. 57C, 348Y.
1 747-246F (JT9D-7Q) (489-22478, /81 N727CK), EX-(JAI)/(JJL) 2003-12. FREIGHTER.
1 747-246B (JT9D-7Q) (579-22990, N700CK), BOUGHT FROM (JAL) 2007-04. FREIGHTER.
1 747-249F (JT9D-7Q) (406-21827, /79 N706CK), 2004-10. FREIGHTER.
1 747-251F (21120, N616US; 21321, N619US; 22388, N629US; 23111, N631NW; 23888, N640US), FREIGHTER.
1 747-259B (JT9D-7Q) (372-21730, /79 N701CK), BOUGHT FROM AIRPLANES HOLDINGS 2005-04. FREIGHTER.
1 747-269BF (JT9D-7J) (332-21541, /78 N707CK), EX-(CKF) 2000-12. FREIGHTER.
2 747-4B5F (26413, N635BC; 27073, N637BC), EX-(HL7366 & HL7467) BOUGHT FROM BOEING (TBC) 2017-06/07. FREIGHTER.
2 747-4B5BCF (25275, N976BA; 26395, N539BC), 26395, EX-(HL7485) 2016-06. FREIGHTER.
1 747-4HQERF (37304, N782CK), EX-(N7988A). FREIGHTER.
1 747-446F (705-24405, N740CK), BOUGHT FROM BOEING (TBC) AIRCRAFT HOLDING 2008-03. EX-(N73714). FREIGHTER.
3 +7 ORDERS 747-446BCF (CF6-80C2B1F) (760-24424, N742CK, 2010-01; 929-26344, /92 JA8902; 26361, N745CK, 2010-12), BOUGHT FROM (JAL). FREIGHTER.
747-481F (CF6-80C21F) (1360-34016, /05 JA01KZ; 1
1 747-481F (CF6-80C21F) (1360-34016, /05 N401KZ), EX-(OM-ACA), EX-ALL NIPPON (ANA). FREIGHTER.
1 767-341ERF (CF6-80C2B6) (289-24752, N170CR), EX-(N761CK). FREIGHTER.
1 767-341F (24753, N173CR), EX-(HS-BIB), BOUGHT FROM BAXTER AVIATION, 2015-12.
1 767-346F (24782, N783CK), EX-(JA8364) 2015-12. FREIGHTER.
1 767-3P6ERF (CF6-80C2B4) (538-26234 /94 N762CK), EX-GULF AIR (GUL)/TRANSAERO (TRX) - SEE PHOTO AT SEA TAC 2018-03. FREIGHTER.
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CONRAD KALITTA, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, & FOUNDER.
Conrad Kalitta has a lifetime of experience in the airline industry that goes back to 1967, when he began transporting parts for the automotive business with a twin engine Cessna 310 that he piloted himself. Over the years, Kalitta grew from a 1 airplane operation into a substantial airline conglomerate, American International Airways, Inc (AIA), that used 747, L-1011, DC-8, 727, DC-9, Twin Beech, and Learjet airplanes in worldwide airfreight, air ambulance, and charter passenger operations. (AIA) supported the Desert Shield/Desert Storm operations with award winning efforts. (AIA) was one of the world's 25 largest airlines with revenues >$400 million, derived from both scheduled and on-demand air charters, as well as 3rd party engine and airframe maintenance service.
In 1997, (AIA) merged with Kitty Hawk Inc and Kalitta resigned from the company and the Board of Directors to pursue other interests, mainly to start another company (Kalitta Leasing). Kalitta Leasing is an airplane brokerage company that buys, sells and leases large airplanes. By April 2000, Kitty Hawk International (CKF) (the former (AIA)) ceased operations and filed Chapter 11. Dismayed that the airline he built from scratch was shut down, Kalitta fought to purchase the Aircraft Operations Certificate (AOC) and resurrected the airline. Kalitta Air (KAC) received its (DOT) and (FAA) authority to begin operations in November 2000 and immediately began revenue service. Kalitta quickly obtained the necessary approvals from the government and secured contracts with the US Postal Service (USPS) and the (DOD). After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, when airports were closed and all flights were grounded, there was one plane in the sky that night, that was not an F-16 fighter. It was a Kalitta Air (KAC) 747 hauling relief supplies from the West coast to aid disaster workers. In 2003, Kalitta was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for support of the Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Operations and Kalitta continues to support the (USPS) with scheduled flights delivering mail and packages to the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to resurrecting the airline, Kalitta has also revived the airplane maintenance facility in Oscoda, Michigan which was once the home of the old Wurtsmith Air Force Base. The (FAA) recently presented Kalitta Air (KAC) with "The Diamond Award," which is the (FAA)’s highest honor for Maintenance Training. Utilizing most of the airport and several hangars, >600 employees work around the clock to maintain the airplanes.
Kalitta is also known as a professional drag racer in the Top Fuel class of the (NHRA). In fact, it was his winnings in drag racing that enabled him to purchase the Cessna 310 that started him in the airline business. Kalitta was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in June of 1992 for his tremendous contribution to the sport. He has won 5 world championships and has set the world's speed record on >1 occasion. Although not currently in the driver’s seat, he is the team owner and crew chief of 3 (NHRA) Top Fuel dragster teams and 1 (NHRA) Funny Car team.
DOYLE SANDERLIN, GENERAL MANAGER & VP.
PETER SANDERLIN, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS & CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO).
GREG STRZYNSKI, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).