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AviaAM Leasing’s Boeing 747-400F commences Magma ops

Posted 10 August 2020 · Add Comment

AviaAM Leasing has announced the purchase of a Boeing 747-400F nose-loader aircraft which has already started commercial operations on behalf of Gatwick headquartered Magma Aviation.



Image courtesy Chapman Freeborn

The aircraft – which is a part of the Magma Aviation fleet – has been recently painted in the Magma Aviation livery with the new addition of the Avia Solutions Group logo.

The aircraft has already accomplished its first commercial cargo flight on 4th August 2020.

Tom Helyar, General Manager at Magma Aviation, which designs and delivers bespoke air cargo transport solutions anywhere in the world said: “We are very excited to add this new B747-400F to our fleet, bringing the total number of aircraft to four.

“The benefits of a factory-built freighter, is that it offers greater capability for over-length and heavy cargo, overcoming the constraints of a converted side-door only B747. Added to this, the aircraft has a significantly higher payload – 121 tons compared to 105 tons - and a higher performance range.”

Tadas Goberis, Chief Executive Officer of AviaAM Leasing added: “The service agreement between AviaAM and Magma Aviation is first of a kind for a freighter of such scale in our fleet. This acquisition is of a great importance for AviaAM further strengthening our position as a reliable and world-class leasing services provider, stepping into cargo aircraft market.”

Magma believes the new aircraft, with a capacity of 570 cubic metres for cargo, will help to attract new clients, opening opportunities for new routes and aid long-term expansion plans.

Tom Helyar added: “This aircraft gives us extra capacity and underlines our ambitious plans for growth. We see it as a bold move for the future for us, for the group and for our strategic partner Air Atlanta Icelandic (AAI).”

Established in 2010, Magma Aviation has grown to become a recognised specialist air cargo management company. Magma Aviation is a Chapman Freeborn company and a family member of Avia Solutions Group. With a fleet of four B747-400 freighter aircraft, Magma currently operates a combination of regular charter programmes and own-controlled capacity globally with further onward air and road services available from its complimentary hubs, whilst providing value-added services, including warehouse-to-warehouse cargo solutions. In addition to its primary services, Magma also provides ad hoc charter solutions for the worldwide delivery of general cargo, perishables, live animals, outsize cargo, relief supplies, hazardous substances, energy industry cargo and more.

Magma Aviation is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest aerospace business group from Central & Eastern Europe with 83 offices and production stations providing aviation services and solutions worldwide.

 

 

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