ABX Air to provide two freighter aircrafts to DHL Network
ABX Air has agreed to provide two of its 767-200 freighter aircraft in support of DHL’s U.S. air network during 2008.
The agreement covers two 767-200 freighter aircraft that are not among ABX Air’s 29 767s already dedicated to DHL service. One of the two 767-200s will initially be operated in support of DHL through June 2008 with an opportunity to extend the term, and the second for the full year.
One of them has operated on behalf of DHL for most of 2007 under an agreement that expires at the end of this year.
Starting in 2008, DHL will pay ABX a fixed monthly fee for the aircraft and certain airframe maintenance expenses. Additionally, DHL will reimburse ABX Air with a mark-up for flight crew, maintenance and other expenses associated with operating the aircraft.
Wilmington, Ohio-based ABX Air is an air cargo services provider operating out of Wilmington and fourteen hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort facility staffing to DHL, ABX Air is a Part 121 operator and holds a Part 145 FAA Repair certificate.
The company provides charter, maintenance and package handling services to a group of customers.