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Non-stop transportation of Oshkosh ATVs to Afghanistan


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Atlas Air
: 10 December, 2009  (Application Story)
Atlas Air is successfully providing non-stop transport services to the Air Mobility Command for delivering mine-resistant vehicles from the USA to Afghanistan
Non-stop transportation of Oshkosh ATVs to Afghanistan
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), a provider of global air cargo assets and outsourced aircraft operating services, has announced that its Atlas Air operating unit has successfully completed 11 non-stop missions from Charleston Air Force Base in Charleston, South Carolina to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, delivering 55 of the new M-ATV vehicles manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation.

“Atlas Air and all of our employees both here in the States and around the globe are extremely proud to be delivering these next generation of life-saving, mine resistant vehicles to our troops in harms way,” said William Flynn, President & Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. “We are also very pleased that Air Mobility Command has made use of the unmatched operational strength of our state-of-the-art Boeing 747-400 freighters, which allows us to transport this new equipment more quickly and efficiently into Afghanistan non-stop from the US.”

Atlas Air flies the world’s largest Boeing 747 freighter fleet, including the most state-of-the-art 747-400Fs. In 2008 AAWW operated 19,042 flights, serving 316 destinations in 110 countries, many of them in challenging locales. Atlas offers its ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) and Charter customers a truly global operational footprint for their air freight needs.

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