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Newly Type Rated 767

Happy Halloween from our newly type rated 767 guys

 

 

 

Here’s Herman and Gysolt together with their instructor in the simulator and after their skill test.
Now ready to operate the 767.
Great job boys!

West Atlantic’s Second B737/800 NPTB Goes Into Service For FedEx

Inaugural Trip – NPTB B737/800 to Liege and Oslo

On Sunday 2 September 2018 West Atlantic’s second B737/800 NPTB went into service for FedEx.

NPTB looked very good on the ramp at EMA awaiting for its departure to Liege at 22:00. 

The crew and attendees for the first leg were:
Captain – Jason Harte
Senior Frist Officer – Vincent Toner
Ground Operations Manager – Rob Edson
Stephanie Fry – HR Director UK
David Jenkins – Flying Spanner (Joined in Liege)

 
The flight to Liege went smoothly with no issues and the crew were very informative to the visitors on board.

 NPTB arrived safely at Liege and Rob swiftly left to catch NPTA our first 800 which was due to commence our new route for FedEx to HEL/TKU.  We are now operating four routes for FedEx with the B737 fleet using two classics until the remaining two NG’s arrive.

 All others on board went to see the new crew room and office in the terminal.

                         

The crew room was finished and looking good with comfy recliner chairs, dining area and kitchen facilities.  Just a few finishing touches needed – more tea and coffee and some biscuits.  Directions to the facilities and some pictures, all of which are being sorted.  The Office was also looking efficient and ready for duty.  With work stations, printer, telephone in fact everything you need to operate professionally and effectively.  Well done to all involved in getting these facilities ready.

 

   

       

NPTB was ready for its first fully loaded trip to OSLO.  The crew had completed all the checks and paperwork, David had gone around TB and carried out all his checks, TB was fully fuelled and ready to go. Departure time, off blocks was 02:45, the crew safely achieved this at 02:50 (Phew well on time, great performance).

The flight to Oslo was seamless and smooth, fog had been forecast for landing but fortunately this did not appear.  NPTB touched down at 04:35 and its cargo was safely unloaded.

The crew and attendees left for the hotel and some well earned breakfast.

 

West Atlantic AB (publ) takes delivery of first B737-800BCF

West Atlantic, a European dedicated cargo airline specialised in mail and express logistics, has today taken delivery of the world’s first B737-800BCF Next Generation freighter. The aircraft is the first of four supplied by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Delivery was concluded with a handover ceremony by Boeing at East Midlands airport.

The aircraft will operate in the Group’s European network and will be placed on a long term contract during the third quarter of 2018. The aircraft offers significantly improved operating efficiency and environmental footprint through a 15% reduction in fuel burn compared to the B737 Classic and a 12% lower noise footprint. Payload is increased by an additional pallet position over the 737-400 and offers 23 tonnes of revenue generating capability.

“We’re excited to be the first operator of the 737-800BCF” stated West Atlantic’s Chief Executive, Fredrik Groth, adding: “The additional capacity and Next Generation efficiency offered by this new aircraft will deliver real benefit to our customers and we’re delighted to be at the forefront of deliveries of this new technology. This first of type, and the additional three aircraft being delivered to us within the next 11 months will all be operated for one of most recognized global integrators within their European Network.  With the 800 BCF, we expect to improve reliability, lower aircraft operating costs, and provide a better environmental footprint.”

Once all four aircraft are delivered, West Atlantic will be operating a fleet of 23 B737 aircraft.

For further information, please contact:

Fredrik Groth, CEO

Telephone: +46 (0) 10-452 97 09

E-mail: Fredrik.Groth@westatlantic.eu

This information is information that West Atlantic AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 2018-04-19, 18.00 CET.

 

About West Atlantic

The West Atlantic Group is one of the market leading providers of dedicated airfreight services to European NMO’s and airfreight capacity to Global Integrators and Freight Forwarders. The Group has a well-established geographic network and operates a customised aircraft fleet, whereof a majority is wholly owned. West Atlantic was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Operations are performed all over Europe and 2017 West Atlantic had 459 employees. For 2017 West Atlantic reported revenues of MSEK 1,589 and EBITDA of MSEK 126.

West Atlantic AB (publ) Org. no: 556503-6083, Box 5433, SE-402 29 Gothenburg, Sweden

Investor Relations: investor.relations@westatlantic.eu  Webpage: www.westatlantic.eu

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West Atlantic AB (publ) announces sale of two ATP freighters

Generated by the decision in 2017 to start marketing spare BAE ATP-F aircraft for dry-leasing and sale West Atlantic can today announce that an agreement has been reached for the sale of two BAE ATP freighters to EnComm Ltd., based out of Nairobi, Kenya. The agreement also includes commitments for spares, engineering and training support to assist the assigned operator in setting up its operation.

As part of the transaction West Atlantic also brokered an additional two BAE ATP passenger aircraft, currently owned by one of the Group’s collaboration partners.

This transaction marks the first step in reallocating our ATP aircraft portfolio into markets and geographies that can capitalise in full on the benefits of this efficient turboprop”, stated West Atlantic’s VP Aircraft Management Robert Drews, adding “we are now dedicated to providing all necessary support to ensure that the operation is set up as efficiently as possible.”

Financially the transaction will generate a significant contribution to cash flow and net income for the first quarter of 2018, in line with provided guidance.

 

For further information, please contact:

Fredrik Groth, CEO

Telephone: +46 (0) 10-452 97 09

E-mail: Fredrik.Groth@westatlantic.eu

This information is information that West Atlantic AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 2018-03-28, 17. CET.

 

About West Atlantic

The West Atlantic Group is one of the market leading providers of dedicated airfreight services to European NMO’s and airfreight capacity to Global Integrators and Freight Forwarders. The Group has a well-established geographic network and operates a customised aircraft fleet, whereof a majority is wholly owned. West Atlantic was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Operations are performed all over Europe and 2017 West Atlantic had 459 employees. For 2017 West Atlantic reported revenues of MSEK 1,589 and EBITDA of MSEK 126.

West Atlantic AB (publ) Org. no: 556503-6083, Box 5433, SE-402 29 Gothenburg, Sweden

Investor Relations: investor.relations@westatlantic.eu  Webpage: www.westatlantic.eu

Press release