About Atlas Cargo airline.

Amazing Amazon Air (often branded as Prime Air) is a cargo airline operating exclusively to transport Amazon packages. In 2017, it changed its name from Amazon Prime Air to Amazon Air to differentiate themselves from their Amazon Prime Air autonomous drone delivery service.


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Atlas Air, Inc. is a major American cargo airline, passenger charter airline, and aircraft lessor based in Purchase, New York. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Atlas Air is the world's largest operator of the Boeing 747 aircraft, with a total fleet of 54 of this specific fleet type. In 2021, the airline had 4,056 employees and operated to more than 300 global destinations

Amazing AtlasAir Cargo

From shipping precious perishables or heavy construction equipment to arranging large-group passenger charters for celebrities or dignitaries, Atlas Air’s technologically advanced fleet of 747s, 777s, 767s, and 737s offers flexible, creative, and award-winning solutions that meet your unique needs—quickly, safely, and reliably.

AtlasAir Cargo Airlines USA


Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F

In 1992, Atlas Air began operations when the airline's founder, Michael Chowdry, started leasing aircraft to airlines.

In 1993, China Airlines, the first customer, initiated operations with Atlas Air with one airplane on an aircraft and crew, maintenance, and insurance (CMI) agreement.

By 1995, Atlas Air began trading publicly.

In 1997, Atlas placed an order for 10 new Boeing 747-400F aircraft with another two orders for 747-400Fs placed in 1998.

On January 30, 2004, Atlas Air Worldwide entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In July 2004, the parent company completed its restructuring plan and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection


An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F lines up on Runway 27 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport as one of the airline's 747-400Fs lands on Runway 18C.

Atlas Air's headquarters are in Purchase, New York with a flight operations center located in Erlanger, Kentucky. Atlas Air operates flights on an aircraft & CMI and air charter basis for airlines, express operators, freight forwarders, charter brokers, global shippers, and the U.S. military, along with dry-leasing freighter aircraft. Atlas Air has global operations established in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America.

Crew bases are located at Anchorage–Ted Stevens; Chicago–O'Hare; Cincinnati; Los Angeles; Memphis; Miami; New York–JFK; Ontario, CA; and Tampa.

Main fleet aircraft

Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F

Created in 1926

IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1992; 31 years ago
Fleet size 110
Parent company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Headquarters Purchase, New York, U.S.
Key people
  • Michael T. Steen (President & CEO)
  • David N. Siegel (Chairman of the Board)
Website atlasair.com

The first ArlasAir Cargo flight took place in  1992

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F C Y+ Y Total
Passenger fleet
Boeing 747-400 5 10 143 36 189 Used for VIP service
12 52 70 240 374 Used for VIP service
23 505 528
Boeing 767-300ER 6 30 218 248

Current Aircraft InventoryAtlasAir Cargo Airline

Fleet Cargo Aircraft

As of February 2023, Atlas Air operates these aircraft:

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F C Y+ Y Total
Cargo fleet
Boeing 737-800BCF 8 Cargo Operated for Amazon Air
Boeing 747-400BCF 2 Cargo
Boeing 747-400BDSF 2 Cargo
Boeing 747-400ERF 2 Cargo
Boeing 747-400F 28 Cargo
2 Operated for Qantas
5 Operated for Nippon Cargo Airlines
Boeing 747-400LCF 4 Cargo Operated for Boeing
Boeing 747-8F 6 Cargo
1 Operated for Kuehne + Nagel
1 Operated for Apex Logistics
The final 747 built, N863GT, delivered in February 2023
Boeing 767-300ERF 3 Cargo
21 Leased out by Titan Aircraft Investments, 17 (as of y.e. 2021) operated by Atlas
2 Operated for DHL
Boeing 777F 2 2 Cargo Operated for Mediterranean Shipping Company Air Cargo
7 Owned by Titan Aircraft Investments, operated by Atlas
6 Operated for DHL
Total 110 2



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Main Aircraft


Famous  Aircraft AtlasAir Cargo.

AtlasAir Cargo Airlines amazing aircraft of the past.

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Atlas Air, Inc. is a major American cargo airline, passenger charter airline, and aircraft lessor based in Purchase, New York.

Boeing 737 F

In February 2016, Boeing launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program,  designated as Boeing 737-800BCF

Boeing 747-400F

The 747-400F (Freighter) is an all freight version of the 747-400. While using the updated systems and wing design  versions,

Boeing 747-8 Freigher

The 747-400 and earlier versions had proven to be a very popular freighter, carrying the world's 

Boeing 767-300ERF

The Boeing 767 is an American wide-body aircraft developed and manufactured by Boeing BCA

Boeing 777F

The 777 Freighter (777F) is an all-cargo version of the twinjet, and shares features with the -200LR

Aircraft AtlasAir Cargo Airlines

Boeing BCA Industries
Boeing 747-400F Freighter Wide-body


General Info

Role Outsize cargo freight aircraft
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation
First flight September 9, 2006

Primary users

    • Introduction 2007
      Status In service
      Primary user Atlas Air under contract with Boeing
      Number built 4 (all converted aircraft)
      Developed from Boeing 747-400


  • Cockpit crew Two
    Length 235 ft 2 in (71.68 m)
    Wingspan 211 ft 5 in (64.44 m)
    Height 70 ft 8 in (21.54 m)
    Fuselage width 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)



  • Performance

    Cruising speed Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 871 km/h; 541 mph)
    Takeoff run at MTOW 9,199 ft (2,804 m)
    Range fully loaded 4,200 nmi (7,800 km; 4,800 mi)