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CargoLogicAir
CargoLogicAir logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
P3 CLU FIREBIRD
Founded3 March 2015
Ceased operationsNovember 2022[1]
Focus citiesEast Midlands Airport, UK
Fleet size2
Parent companyCargo Logic Holdings EU
HeadquartersLondon Heathrow Airport, UK[2]
Key peopleNadeem Sultan, CEO
Websitewww.cargologicair.com

CargoLogicAir, Ltd. (CLA) was[1] a British cargo airline with its headquarters at London Heathrow Airport.[3] The airline's fleet of two Boeing 747 freight aircraft operated scheduled and chartered freight services on routes between the UK, Asia, Africa and the Americas. CargoLogicAir ceased operations in November 2022 and went into administration after suspending operations intermittendly since 2020.[1]

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List of airlines of the United Kingdom

List of airlines of the United Kingdom

The following is a list of operational airlines in the United Kingdom. For British Overseas Territories, see the sections for Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.

Cargo airline

Cargo airline

Cargo airlines are airlines mainly dedicated to the transport of cargo by air. Some cargo airlines are divisions or subsidiaries of larger passenger airlines. In 2018, airline cargo traffic represented 262,333 million tonne-kilometres with a 49.3% load factor: 52.1% for dedicated cargo operations, and 47.9% within mixed operations.

Boeing 747

Boeing 747

The Boeing 747 is a large, long-range wide-body airliner designed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. After introducing the 707 in October 1958, Pan Am wanted a jet 2+1⁄2 times its size, to reduce its seat cost by 30% to democratize air travel. In 1965, Joe Sutter left the 737 development program to design the 747, the first twin-aisle airliner. In April 1966, Pan Am ordered 25 Boeing 747-100 aircraft and in late 1966, Pratt & Whitney agreed to develop its JT9D engine, a high-bypass turbofan. On September 30, 1968, the first 747 was rolled out of the custom-built Everett Plant, the world's largest building by volume. The first flight took place on February 9, 1969, and the 747 was certified in December of that year. It entered service with Pan Am on January 22, 1970. The 747 was the first airplane dubbed "Jumbo Jet", the first wide-body airliner.

Administration (law)

Administration (law)

As a legal concept, administration is a procedure under the insolvency laws of a number of common law jurisdictions, similar to bankruptcy in the United States. It functions as a rescue mechanism for insolvent entities and allows them to carry on running their business. The process – in the United Kingdom colloquially called being "under administration" – is an alternative to liquidation or may be a precursor to it. Administration is commenced by an administration order.

History

G-CLAA, a Boeing 747-400F, Cargologic's first airplane.
G-CLAA, a Boeing 747-400F, Cargologic's first airplane.
A former CargoLogicAir Boeing 747-8F.
A former CargoLogicAir Boeing 747-8F.

Foundation

After the Global Supply Systems' contract with British Airways World Cargo was terminated in January 2014, CLA effectively became the only British all-cargo airline, absorbing some of the Global Supply Systems staff.The airline was established on 3 March 2015 and received its first aircraft, a Boeing 747-400F from Aircastle in October 2015.[4] It received its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority in December 2015 and commenced operations soon after.

Chapman Freeborn Italia became CLA's first charter service customer after contracting them in February 2016 to deliver 113 tonnes of automotive parts to Bari, Italy.[5] CLA initiated its first scheduled services with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) through an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) wet lease. The service flew from the United Kingdom to Africa twice per week, from 14 February 2016 through 30 November.[6][7]

CLA took hold of its second aircraft and first Boeing 747-8F at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow.[8] This aircraft was used to transport over 100 tonnes of fresh flowers from Bogotá, Colombia to London Stansted Airport for Mother's Day in 2017.[9] Within 18 months of starting operations the airline received its second Boeing 747-400F from AerCap in April 2017. Becoming the third in the fleet, this aircraft flew charter services through an ACMI wet lease agreement with sister company AirBridgeCargo. CLA aimed to eventually have a core fleet of five aircraft.[10]

In 2019, CLA planned to reduce its operations and restructure in response to weakening market conditions.[11]

Demise

The airline temporarily suspended services on 9 February 2020 citing a downturn in demand. However, services recommenced on 23 April 2020 with the high demand of air freight capacity, plus the downturn of oil prices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CLA has regained their AOC on 22 April 2020 and started immediately with PPE supply flights from China to the UK for the NHS on 23 April 2020. Flights were then operated with their two B747-400 freighters. In July after 6 months as the COO, Nadeem Sultan was appointed as the new CEO. Under its new leadership and post restructuring, the company announced a $42 million profit for 2020, its first profit in its history.

Their 747-8 and one of their 747-400s were returned to lessors in January 2020. On 9 February, CLA grounded the remainder of their fleet and laid off some of their workforce.[12][13] On 24 February 2020, the airline announced the termination of all operations until further notice.[14]

In November 2022, CargoLogicAir went into administration and ceased operations for good due to a negative business outlook in the wake of sanctions against Russian owned businesses.[1]

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Global Supply Systems

Global Supply Systems

Global Supply Systems (GSS) was a British cargo airline based at London Stansted Airport. It provided dedicated freighters to airlines on a wet lease basis. The company held a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it was permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.

British Airways World Cargo

British Airways World Cargo

British Airways World Cargo, formerly British Airways Cargo, was a division of IAG Cargo, operating air cargo services under the British Airways brand. It was the twelfth-largest cargo airline in the world by total freight tonne-kilometres flown. Freight services were provided using the main British Airways fleet, as well as dedicated freighter aircraft operating under a wet lease agreement with Global Supply Systems.

Aircastle

Aircastle

Aircastle Limited is an aircraft leasing company that acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines around the world. It has its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in Dublin and Singapore. Aircastle was incorporated on October 29, 2004.

AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is the largest Russian cargo airline with its head office in Moscow. It operates scheduled cargo services on routes between Russia, Asia, Europe and North America, covering more than 30 destinations worldwide. All flights connect to their hub at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow and Krasnoyarsk. It was forced to suspend all operations in the wake of sanctions against Russia as of March 2022.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a country in Europe, off the north-western coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 square kilometres (93,628 sq mi), with an estimated 2020 population of more than 67 million people.

Africa

Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% of the world's human population. Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita and second-least wealthy by total wealth, behind Oceania. Scholars have attributed this to different factors including geography, climate, tribalism, colonialism, the Cold War, neocolonialism, lack of democracy, and corruption. Despite this low concentration of wealth, recent economic expansion and the large and young population make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.

Farnborough Airshow

Farnborough Airshow

The Farnborough Airshow, officially the Farnborough International Airshow, is a trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries, where civilian and military aircraft are demonstrated to potential customers and investors. Since its first show in 1948, Farnborough has seen the debut of many famous planes, including the Vickers VC10, Concorde, the Eurofighter, the Airbus A380, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. At the 1958 show, the RAF's Black Arrows executed a 22-plane formation loop, setting a world record.

Bogotá

Bogotá

Bogotá, officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá during the Spanish period and between 1991 and 2000, is the capital city of Colombia, and one of the largest cities in the world. The city is administered as the Capital District, as well as the capital of, though not part of, the surrounding department of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative, and industrial center of the country.

London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is an international airport located near Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, England, 42 mi (68 km) northeast of Central London.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations, largely pushed by commercial interests, honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents' Day.

Destinations

The airline launched its first scheduled operation on 19 August 2017 with twice-weekly services from London Stansted Airport to Mexico City via Atlanta. CargoLogicAir also operated flights from Houston to Prestwick then on to Frankfurt, along with routes to and from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.[15] As of February 2021, the airline continued to operate scheduled services from London Heathrow Airport to Atlanta in addition to a newly-established flight between East Midlands Airport and Cincinnati. This route was operated daily on behalf of DHL with the aircraft based at East Midlands Airport.

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London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is an international airport located near Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, England, 42 mi (68 km) northeast of Central London.

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico, and the most populous city in North America. One of the world's alpha cities, it is located in the Valley of Mexico within the high Mexican central plateau, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs or demarcaciones territoriales, which are in turn divided into neighborhoods or colonias.

Atlanta

Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. With a population of 498,715 living within the city limits, it is the eighth most populous city in the Southeast and 38th most populous city in the United States according to the 2020 U.S. census. It is the core of the much larger Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to more than 6.1 million people, making it the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of just over 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, it features unique topography that includes rolling hills, lush greenery, and the most dense urban tree coverage of any major city in the United States.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster Sheffield Airport, formerly named and commonly referred to as Robin Hood Airport, is an unscheduled international airport closed to passenger traffic at Finningley, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. The site lies 6 mi (10 km) south-east of the centre of Doncaster and 19 mi (31 km) east of Sheffield.

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, also known as Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport, Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, Hartsfield–Jackson and, formerly, as the Atlanta Municipal Airport, is the primary international airport serving Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The airport is located 7 mi (11 km) south of the Downtown Atlanta district. It is named after former Atlanta mayors William B. Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson. ATL covers 4,700 acres (1,902 ha) of land and has five parallel runways. Hartsfield-Jackson has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998, except when it briefly lost its title in 2020 due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States but regained it in 2021.

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is an international airport in the East Midlands of England, close to Castle Donington in northwestern Leicestershire, between Loughborough, Derby and Nottingham ; Leicester is to the south and Lincoln northeast. It serves the whole East Midlands region of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Derbyshire. The airfield was originally built as a Royal Air Force station known as RAF Castle Donington in 1943, before being redeveloped as a civilian airport in 1965.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is a public international airport located in Hebron, Kentucky, United States. It serves the Cincinnati tri-state area. The airport's code, CVG, is derived from the nearest city at the time of its opening, Covington, Kentucky. CVG covers an area of 7,700 acres (3,100 ha).

DHL

DHL

DHL is an American founded, German logistics company providing courier, package delivery and express mail service, which is a division of the German logistics firm Deutsche Post. The company group delivers over 1.8 billion parcels per year. DHL Express is market leader for parcel services in Europe and Germany's main Courier and Parcel Service.

Fleet

Prior to its shutdown, the CargoLogicAir fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[16]

CargoLogicAir Fleet
Aircraft In Service
Boeing 747-400FSCD 1
Boeing 747-400ERF 1
Total 2

Source: "CargoLogicAir", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CargoLogicAir.

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References
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  2. ^ "CargoLogicAir, The Great British Cargo Airline".
  3. ^ "CargoLogicAir".
  4. ^ "CargoLogicAir unveils first Boeing 747-400 freighter".
  5. ^ "CargoLogicAir Operates Charters".
  6. ^ "AirBridgeCargo Starts African Services".
  7. ^ AirBridgeCargo Pivots Away From Africa, archived from the original on 1 December 2016, retrieved 10 July 2017
  8. ^ "CargoLogicAir Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8 Freighter". Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. ^ "CargoLogicAir Says it With Flowers". Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  10. ^ "CargoLogicAir Welcomes Third 747".
  11. ^ "CargoLogicAir to halve fleet due to challenging market conditions". Air Cargo News. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  12. ^ "CargoLogicAir on the brink?". AIRCARGOWORLD.COM. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  13. ^ "CargoLogicAir on the brink? | Cargo Facts". cargofacts.com. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  14. ^ aerotelegraph.com (German) 26 February 2020
  15. ^ "CargoLogicAir". Airliner World (October 2017): 7.
  16. ^ Cargologicair Fleet Details and History
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