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Name: NORTHERN AIR CARGO
7JetSet7 Code: NAC
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: ANCHORAGE
Country: USA
Employees 280
Web: northernaircargo.com
Email: info@northernaircargo.com
Telephone: +1 (907) 243-3331
Fax: +1 (907) 249-5190
Sita: ANCNAXH
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
NAC-2004-07 - ATR42 INTRO
NAC-2005-04 - 727-22C
NAC-2005-08 - ROUTE MAP
NAC-2005-08 - STATUS REPORT
NAC-LOGO

ESTABLISHED IN 1956. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
3900 WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ROAD
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA AK 99502-1097, 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.

JULY 1996: NORTHERN AIR CARGO (NAC) HOLDS AN EXPERIMENTAL CERTIFICATE FOR FOREIGN CARGO SERVICES TO MAGADAN, AND KHABAROVSK. SISTER COMPANY, NORTHERN AIR FUEL, OPERATES 2 DC-6'S, ON FUEL-SUPPLY SERVICES IN ALASKA.

DAVID CORT, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE RESIGNED.

JUNE 1997: 225 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 70 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MARCH 1998: 1 727-100F (JT8D-7B) (19427), EX-AMERIJET (AMJ).

APRIL 1998: 1 727-46F (236-18878), EX-AMERIJET (AMJ).

MAY 1998: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 7.68 MILLION (FTK) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC) (+53.7%).

OCTOBER 1998: 1997 = +$5.11 MILLION (+$5.61 MILLION) (NET PROFIT).

DECEMBER 1998: BOB DYNAN, PRESIDENT & COO.

APRIL 1999: 225 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 70 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.nacargo.com). (nacargo@alaska.net). SITA: ANCNAXH.

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = +$1.87 MILLION (+$5.11 MILLION).

APRIL 2000: 225 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 70 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 5 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.northernaircargo.com). (info@northernaircargo.com).

JULY 2000: "C" CHECK MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR 727-100F (18878) TO AVTEL, MOJAVE, CALIFORNIA.

1999 = -$1.27 MILLION (+$1.87 MILLION): 16.67 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (-33.7%); 225 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 2001: 1 727-23 (JT8D-7B) (329-19387, /66 63 47 N340FT), FOR SALE BY ALLRED INERNATIONAL (allredair@att.net) - ERIC ALLRED.

SEPTEMBER 2001: INCDT: NORTHERN AIR CARGO (NAC) DC-6BF (880-45202, N867TA) LANDED HARD AT NUIQSUT, ITS LEFT WING BROKE OFF, AND ITS FUSELAGE WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED BY FIRE = NO INJURIES. THE AIRPLANE WAS WRITTEN OFF (W/O).

APRIL 2002: MAIN BASE: ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ANC).

July 2002: 2001 = -$688,000 (-$1.62 million): 14.83 million (FTK) freight traffic (+1.8%); 220 employees (-15.7%).

2 DC-6's (43549, N6204U; 4075, N6174C), parted out. Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Aeronavali (ARP), for 4 ATR 72F's, to replace its 727's.

March 2003: Plans to acquire the remaining assets of National Airlines (NAB), including its air operating certificates (AOC)'s. Will form a subsidiary company, to operate jet airplanes on combination charters between Houston and Magadan (Russia), via Anchorage.

Heavy maintenance contract to Hamilton Aerospace Technologies, Arizona, including modifications on 2 727-100F's.

April 2003: 220 employees.

1 727-25F (19359), Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) 3 month wet-leased.

October 2003: ATR42-312F (067, N42NC) delivery.

June 2004: 737-201 (22751, N245US), bought from Jetran.

July 2004: 220 employees.

1 727-25F (19359), Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) 3 month wet-leased (again).

August 2004: 737-201 (22751) wet-leased to Conoco Phillips Alaska (ATR).

February 2005: 727-25C (19359) returned to Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL).

May 2005: 727-22C (19806, C-GKFA) bought from Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL).

February 2006: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) and its subsidiaries has been transferred to Saltchuk Resources, a privately owned holding company based in the Pacific Northwest. Under terms of the sale, Saltchuk acquires 100 percent of Northern Air Cargo Incorporated, Northern Air Maintenance Services Incorporated, and NacLink Incorporated. In separate, but related transactions, Saltchuk has also bought the Sholton family's Fairbanks airport facility and supporting ground equipment as well as the remaining assets of Northern Air Fuel.

Plans are already underway to immediately begin an airplane fleet renewal program, to expand chartering and maintenance operations, and to grow freight forwarding operations.

(NAC) is Alaska's senior all cargo airline, serving >50 locations in Alaska with scheduled and charter services.

Today, (NAC) operates a fleet of 4 jets and turbine airplanes, 5 Douglas DC-6 airplanes, employs 280 people, and has annual revenues in excess of >$50 million.

March 2006: IBS Software Services announced that CargoJet of Canada (CJT) and Northern Air Cargo (NAC) of Alaska will be the launch customers for its SmartCargo inventory management software.

April 2006: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) will become the 1st North American carrier to implement TopAir, a flight operations system marketed to small and mid-sized airlines by Avient Solutions.

3 737-232's (23092, N320DL; 23093, N321DL; 23094, N322DL), ex-Delta Airlines (DAL), bought from Jetglobal.

August 2006: ATR 42-300 (067, N42NC), returned to (RNS) Leasing.

October 2006: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is Alaska's first scheduled all-cargo airline, offering services to destinations within Alaska, and to Canada, and the USA mainland. Sister company includes Northern Air Fuel, who operate DC-6's within Alaska and Canada. Subsidary (NAC) Link, is a freight forwarding company worldwide.

(IATA) Code: NC - 345. (ICAO) Code: NAC (Callsign - YUKON).

Main Base: Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

Hub: Fairbanks International airport (FAI).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Anchorage; Dillingham; Fairbanks; Nome; & Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse.

December 2006: Commercial Jet (CJI) of Miami will convert 3 737-200 passenger airplanes to freighters for Northern Air Cargo (NAC). (CJI) will use Aeronautical Engineers' Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and also will perform "C" checks and upgrade avionics.

737-232 (23092, N320DL), in new livery - see photo.

April 2007: Expects to furlough 14 pilots (FC) this Spring.

November 2007: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) has several Flight Engineers (FE)s on furlough status.

May 2008: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is accepting Flight Crew (FC) resumes.

September 2008: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) expects to furlough pilots (FC) in September as the carrier parks its DC-6s. (NAC) retired its last two Douglas DC-6 cargo airplanes with a ceremony at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. DC-6 (N6174C) operated the final revenue flight, flying mail to Emmonak and returning with a load of fresh fish to Anchorage, where it was greeted with a water canon salute. The crew of the last flight included Captain Becky Wilbur, first officer, Jim Foss, and flight engineer, Ron Valentine. The DC-6 has been the backbone of the (NAC) fleet for 39 years and has played a significant role in the building of rural Alaska, in terms of infrastructure and fresh water. (NAC) added its workhorse DC-6 in 1969 and ended up acquiring a total of 15 over a 25 year period. The airline will continue to serve the bush communities of Alaska with its fleet of 737-200F freighters, introduced in the spring of 2007. (NAC) said that one of its DC-6s will be donated to the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and placed on exhibit.

A video link on this retirement is available at:
http://www.adn.com/slideshows/v-swf/story/542990.html

December 2008: 727-22C (19806, N727YK), sold to Flightstar Trading, Florida, USA who passed it on to Wimbi Dira Airways (WDA).

September 2009: Beech 1900D (UE-252, C-GNAR), ex-(JA017A) delivery.

October 2009: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) just recalled all Flight Crew (FC) on furlough and will hire 2 additional 737 First Officers (FC). The (FC) application window closed on September 30th.

737-301F (23553, N360WA), ORIX (OXA) leased, ex-(A6-HMK).

February 2011: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) recently accepted resumes and applications for 737-200/300 First Officer flight crew (FC) positions. 2 hire classes are held in January and February (4 flight crew (FC) members each).

January 2012: Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is not currently recruiting Flight Crew (FC) pilots.

July 2012: (GE) Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) (GEF) announced delivery of a leased 737-300SF freighter to a new customer, Northern Air Cargo (NAC). The 737-300SF will be used to upgrade and expand (NAC)ís fleet.

Privately held Northern Air Cargo (NAC) operates scheduled freight service to destinations in Alaska and the Pacific NW as well as charter freight service to other locations throughout North America. (NAC) operates a fleet of 5 cargo airplanes.

August 2013: According to FAPA.aero, 2 First Officers (FC) were hired in May. There has been no (FC) interviewing/hiring for the summer.

December 2015: News Item A-1: "Amazon to Set Up Own Air Freight Unit" by www.ch-aviation.com, December 21, 2015.

Online retail giant Amazon (AZO) is in talks with Boeing (TBC)) over the proposed acquisition of "at least" 20 freighter airplanes, "Cargo Facts" has reported.

Following weeks of speculation in the cargo community, informed sources told "Cargo Facts" that Amazon (AZO) is indeed pushing ahead with plans to set up its own air freight operation, specializing in overnight deliveries throughout the USA. As such, talks with Boeing (TBC) reportedly focus on the 767-300F with deliveries to be spanned over 3 years.

In preparation for the logistics unit launch, Amazon (AZO) has partnered fellow USA firm and parent to (ABX) Air ((IATA) Code: GB, based at Wilmington, Ohio, USA), Air Transport Services Group Inc, in trialing freighter operations. Thus far, Amazon has set up bases around the USA including Seattle Boeing Field and Wilmington, Ohio. At the former, Amazon has chartered a 737F freighter from Northern Air Cargo ((IATA) Code: NC, based at Anchorage Ted Stevens) (NAC) for use in serving Seattle, San Bernardino (close to a large Amazon fulfillment center), and the small city of Boise in Western Idaho.

The multi-billion dollar firm's move into the logistics market is expected to have serious repercussions on the global air freight market, given that the majority of its parcels are shipped using third party operators such as United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx (FED), and the United States Postal Service.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
NAC-727-23F
NAC-737-232 N320DL DEC06
NAC-ATR42
NAC-ATR42 - FIRST CONVERSION
NAC-ATR42-320F
NAC-DC-6A

September 2017:

0 727-22C (JT8D-7B HK) (547-19806, /68 N727YK), EX-(FED), BF (KEL) 2005-05. ST FLIGHTSTAR TRADING, FLORIDA AND ENDED UP WITH (WDA) WIMBI DIRA AIRWAYS 2008-12. FREIGHTER.

2 727-23F (JT8D-7B HK) (329-19387, /66 N930FT; 358-19428, /67 N992AJ), EX-(AAL), FREIGHTER.

0 727-25F (JT8D-7B HK) (368-19359, /67 C-GKFN), (KEL) WET-LSD, WITH WINGLETS, RTND 2003-07. (KEL) WET-LST (AGAIN) 2004-07. RTND 2005-02. FREIGHTER.

0 727-46F (JT8D-7B HK) (236-18878, /66 N190AJ), EX-(JAL)/(AMJ). ST TSALA 2007-07. FREIGHTER.

0 727-64 (JT8D-7B HK) (375-19427, /67), EX-(AMJ)/(TES), RTND. FREIGHTER.

1 737-201 (JT8D HK) (857-22751, N245US), BF JETRAN 2004-06, WET-LST (ATR) 2004-08.

4 737-232F (JT8D-15 HK) (23082, N310DL, 2010-07; 1023-23092, /84 N320DL - SEE PHOTO OF NEW LIVERY 2006-12; 1024-23093, /84 N321DL; 1026-23094, /84 N322DL), EX-(DAL), BF JETGLOBAL. CONV TO F BY COMMERCIAL JET. FREIGHTER.

1 737-300SF (CFM56-3), (GEF) LSD 2012-07. FREIGHTER.

1 737-301F (CFM56-3) (23553, N360WA), ORIX (OXA) LSD 2010-10, EX-(A6-HMK).

0 DC-6A (PW R-2800) (875-45372 ST EVERTS AIR FUEL 2005-05). GROUNDED. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-6B (PW R-2800) (247-43554, /52 N7919C), GROUNDED. FUEL TANKER.

0 DC-6BF (PW R-2800) (515-44434, /54 N434TA; 880-45202, /57 N867TA) 45202 W/O 2001-09. GROUNDED. FREIGHTER.

0 ATR 42-312F (PW120) (067, /88 N42NC), 2003-10. RTND 2006-08. FREIGHTER.

1 BEECH 1900D (UE-252, C-GNAR), EX-(JA017A) 2009-09.

Management:
(definitions)

MS RITA SHOLTON, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

WILLIAN FOWLER, PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO).

ERIC VAN ANDEL, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).

ROBERT BUTCH HALLFORD, VP.

TODD WALLACE, VP SALES.

STEPHANIE HOLTHAUS, VP CARGO.

LEONARD KIRK, GENERAL MANAGER & DIRECTOR OPERATIONS.

JEFFREY LANDRUM, VP MAINTENANCE, (jlandrum@northernaircargo.com).

ROBERT RUSSELL, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS, (brussell@northernaircargo.com).

JOHN STEINER, CHIEF PILOT.

DAVID WILSON, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

RUSSELL HOFFMAN, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC) & CHIEF INSPECTOR.

DICK BUZBY, MANAGER SPECIAL PROJECTS.

 
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