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Name: NORDIC GLOBAL AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: NGB
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: HELSINKI
Country: FINLAND
Employees 180
Web: nordicglobal.aero
Email: info@nordicglobal.aero
Telephone: +358 97 73 32 20
Fax: +358 97 53 08 08
Sita:
Background
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NGB-ROUTE MAP - 2014-08

Formed and started operations in 2011. Nordic Global Airlines (NGB) is a subsidiary of the Finnair (FIN) Group and Neff Capital Management. International, scheduled & charter, cargo jet airplane services.

Address:
Rahtitie 1 C
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
Vantaa, Finland
http://www.nordicglobalaircargo.com

Company Headquarters:
Nordic Global Airlines Ltd
Teknikontie 5
01530 Vantaa, Finland

FINLAND (REPUBLIC OF FINLAND) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1919, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 338,145 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 5.1 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS HELSINKI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS FINNISH.

August 2011: Nordic Global Airlines (NGB) was established as a limited liability company in Helsinki, Finland.

June 2011: Air Operator Certificate (AOC) granted to (NGB) by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency.

July 2011: Operating License and Continuing Airworthiness Management approvals granted.

August 2011: Nordic Global Airlines (NGB) started operations.

November 2011: Starts charter cargo operations into Africa.

December 2011: USA FAR 129 approval granted.

January 2012: Now flies air cargo operations to four continents.

Increases fleet to 4 MD-11Fs: 2 MD-11Fs (48512, OH-LGC; 48513, OH-LGD), Finnair (FIN) Cargo wet-leased and 2 MD-11Fs (48542, OH-NGA; 48546, OH-NGB), ex-(EVA) Air, Taiwan.

February 2012: Nordic Global Airlines (NGB) is an all cargo airline located at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) in Finland. Finnair (FIN) Cargo puts its code on (NGB) flights.

(IATA) Code: NJ. (ICAO) Code: NGB - (Callsign - NORDIC GLOBAL).

Parent/organization shareholders: The Finnair Group and Neff Capital Management. Finnish insurer Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company has also acquired a minority stake in (NGB).

"We believe that Helsinki is a natural base for a wide body freighter operation, given its proximity to Asia and location among the growing economies of Europe," said Brian Neff, President Neff Capital Management. We expect (NGB) to benefit from these natural advantages as it grows its fleet," Neff said.

Neff, the former President of Southern Air (SOF), founded Neff Capital Management in January 2010.

Main Base: Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL).

Destinations: Hong Kong; Mumbai, New York (JFK), Seoul-Incheon, and Shanghai-Pudong.

August 2012: (CTS) Engines won multi-year engine maintenance service agreements with Finnish cargo carrier, Nordic Global Airlines (NGB). The (NGB) agreement covers off-wing power-by-the-hour overhaul for seven (CF6-80C2D1F) engines on a fleet of 2 MD-11Fs.

December 2012: (NGB) now has cargo operations to more than >50 destinations.

September 2013: Forms (NGB) Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) center. Receives (EASA) 145 approvals. Builds up its Maintenance organization and acquires necessary tools and spare parts. Receives CCAR 129 approval from Chinese (CAAC).

December 2013: Launches (NGB) Flight Operations Center project.

August 2014: Nordic Global Airlines Ltd (NGB) is an all cargo airline located at Helsinki Airport in Finland. It is owned by the Finnair (FIN) Group (40%), Daken Capital Partners (29%), Neff Capital Management (20%) and Ilmarinen Mutual Insurance Company (11%). (NGB) was founded in April 2011 and commenced operations in August later that year.

Nordic Global Airlines (NGB) provides freighter service from Helsinki to Hong Kong, New York (JFK), Brussels, and Hanoi. Finnair (FIN) Cargo places its codes on these flights.

(NGB) also operates cargo flights from Ostend and Liege to various locations in Africa: Lagos, Pointe Noire, Abuja, Accra, Lusaka, Johannesburg, Entebbe, Kigali, and Nairobi.

(NGB) is also working out of Ostend & Liege for (ANA) Aviation & EuroCargo.

Nordic Global Airlines (NGB)'s scheduled and cargo charter route network stretches from it´s home base in Helsinki (Finland) and operational hubs in Brussels/Ostende/Liege (Belgium) to the various destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Since launch of operations in August 2011, (NGB) has operated over >2,000 flights to 44 countries and 62 cities.
SEE ATTACHED - - "NGB-ROUTE NETWORK - 2014-08."

Western Global Airlines (WGA) has secured its Part 121 Air Operators Certificate (AOC) with plans to commence both local and international cargo flights shortly. The company will begin operations with a fleet of two MD-11Fs (48415, N415JN, 48435, N435KD) leased from Neff Air, an affiliated leasing company, which owns ten MD-11Fs and two 747-400Fs.

Later, (WGA) launched operations with its first MD-11F (48435, N435KD), now operating air cargo service. As previously reported earlier, a second of the type, (48415, N415JN), is also set to make its début in due course.

Western Global Airlines (based at Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida, USA), (WGA) intends to offer both local and international cargo flights in partnership with its Finnish sister carrier, Nordic Global Airlines ((IATA) Code: NJ, based at Helsinki Vantaa) (NGB). MD-11F (48435, N435KD) currently operates for Nordic Global (NGB).

May 2015: Finnair (FIN)'s cargo affiliate, Nordic Global Airlines (NGB) will cease operations by the end of May.

(NGB) was founded in 2011, flying main-deck cargo across four continents using what it described as a “low-cost and thin-organization model.” However, overcapacity in the sector and depressed freight pricing forced the airline’s closure.

Finnair (FIN) Cargo owns 40% of (NGB), and other shareholders include Neff Capital Management, Daken Capital Partners, and the Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Ilmarinen.

Between 2011 and 2014, Finnair (FIN) leased freighter capacity from (NGB) primarily to handle its Asian cargo traffic. However, (FIN) said its belly hold cargo capacity would increase “significantly” when its new Airbus A350 airplanes join the fleet, as a result of which (FIN) decided to focus on carrying cargo in the belly holds of passenger airplanes. It discontinued separate cargo freighter operations at the end of last year.

Finnair (FIN) said the termination of the operations had no material impact on its cargo business or financial position.


ACCORDING TO AIRLINER WORLD IN http://www.airlinerworld.com
IN 2015, NORDIC GLOBAL AIRLINES WAS LISTED AS ONE OF THE AIRLINE FAILURES ACCORDING TO THE GLOBAL AIRLINE GUIDE.

Fleet:
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May 2015:

1 MD-11F (CF6-80C2D1F) (478-48435, /91 N435KD), EX-(GMN), TO BE LEASED TO WESTERN GLOBAL AIRLINES (WGA) IN 2014-09. FREIGHTER.

2 MD-11F (CF6-80C2D1F) (529-48512, /93 OH-LGC; 564-48513, /94 OH-LGD), (FIN) WET-LSD. FREIGHTER.

2 MD-11F (CF6-80C2D1F) (570-48542, /94 OH-NGA; 4589-48546, /95 OH-NGB), EX-(EVA), EX-(B-16101 & B-16107). FREIGHTER.

Management:
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JAMES T NEFF, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD & ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
With over 40 years experience in aviation including being the founder and (CEO) of Southern Air Inc (SOF) from 1999 until 2010, Jim has unparalleled experience in setting up and running cargo airlines, as well as other aviation ventures including airplane leasing and engine management.

Jim has had an unparalleled career in air cargo and aviation dating back to Flying Tiger Line, Continental Airlines (CAL), Emery Worldwide and Burlington Air Express.

WOLFGANG ZITTERBART, VP SALES
“Wolfie” has actively been engaged in the aviation and airfreight industry for the past 28 years, during which he held leading executive positions with various cargo airlines. In addition to his sales & marketing experience he has an extensive flight and ground operational background.
Sales & Charter Inquiries:
wolfgang.zitterbart@nordicglobal.aero
Tel: +352 621 14 06 48

HEIKKI SETALA, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS
Heikki has 35 years of international aviation experience and a strong 20 year background of leading Flight Operations. Until now, Heikki has clocked more than >7,000 hours.

VESA KAARTINEN, VP CREW TRAINING
Vesa has been an active pilot (FC) since 1996 on various airplane types and he has also held various management positions prior to joining (NGB). Most recently he has completed an eMBA. Close to 8,000 hours flown.

TIMO KURKIJARVI, VP MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
Over >10 years experience from engine maintenance, line maintenance and engineering activities in various management roles.

CHRIS SHELLEY, VP GROUND OPERATIONS
Chris with his close to 40 years of “seeing it all” experience in various cargo airlines, dispatch, cargo management, chief loadmaster, ramp service manager, etc, positions brings great value to the Company for managing the cargo and ground handling activities.

 
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