About Cnturion Air Cargo

Amazing Centurion Air Cargo, operating as Centurion Cargo, was an American cargo airline based in Miami, Florida, United States.


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Centurion Air Cargo, operating as Centurion Cargo, was an American cargo airline based in Miami, Florida, United States.

Amazing Centurion Air Cargo

The airline was established as Challenge Air Cargo in 1985 as a subsidiary of Challenge Air Transport. In 1986, the airline became independent of Challenge Air Transport. In 2001, following the takeover of the scheduled business by United Parcel Service a new company was formed as Centurion Air Cargo to take over the air operating certificate of Challenge

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A Challenge Air Cargo Boeing 757-200PF in 1992

Centurion Cargo Center

The Centurion Cargo Center was a cargo terminal located at Miami International Airport, opened in 2013.

The facility comprised a 1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2) area incorporating a 550,000 square feet (51,000 m2) warehouse with both cold and dry storage facilities.

Centurion Cargo Center was the largest privately owned, all cargo airline facility in North America before its operation was shut down.[
A Centurion Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11F landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2011

Created in 1926

IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1985
Ceased operations June 2018
Hubs Miami
Secondary hubs
Alliance Sky Lease Cargo
Fleet size 8
Destinations 22
Parent company Alliance Management Center
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Key people
  • Alfonso Conrado Rey (Chairman)
  • Nestor Bringas (CCO)
Employees 1000+
Website www.centurioncargo.com

The first Centurion Air Cargo flight took place in 1985

Former aircraft Centurion Air Cargo

Centurion Air Cargo fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
BAC One-Eleven Series 400AK 1 1986 1986
Boeing 707-320C 3 1983 1999
Boeing 727-100 1 1986 1987 Leased from Air Panamá Internacional
Boeing 747-400BDSF 1 2015 2017
Boeing 747-400ERF 2 2013 2017
Boeing 747-400F 1 2013 2015
Boeing 757-200PF 3 1989 2000
Douglas DC-8-63PF 2 1988 1991
Douglas DC-8-73CF 1 1995 1995 Leased from Southern Air Transport

Aircraft Inventory Centurion Air Cargo

Current Fleet Centurion Air Cargo

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10F 1 2006 2007 Leased from Emery Worldwide
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F 7 2001 2010
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40F 3 1998 2004
McDonnell Douglas MD-11CF 2 2009 2017
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 3 2009 2018



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General Info

Role Wide-body airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First flight September 26, 1981
Introduction September 8, 1982, with United Airlines
Status In service

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Crew and Layout

  • Variant 767-200 767-200ER 767-300ER/F
    Cockpit crew Two
    3-class seats 174 (15F, 40J, 119Y) 210 (18F, 42J, 150Y)
    2-class seats 214 (18J, 196Y) 261 (24J, 237Y)
    1-class (limit) 245Y (290) 290Y (351)


  • Cruise speed Long range-Maximum: 459–486 kn (850–900 km/h; 528–559 mph) at altitude of 39,000 ft (12,000 m)
    Ceiling 43,100 ft (13,100 m)