May 18, 2017
Kalitta Air takes delivery of leased 747-400F factory freighter from GECAS
Kalitta Air took delivery of the first of two leased 747-400F factory freighters from GECAS on May 18, marking a new milestone in the decade-long relationship of the two companies. While GECAS has previously provided debt financing to Kalitta on several 747-400’s (both factory and converted freighters), this delivery is the first aircraft on lease to Kalitta from GECAS, adding capacity to Kalitta Air’s existing fleet of more than 15 widebody freighters. Serving a wide range of clients, from DHL to the U.S. military, Kalitta combines global air cargo service with comprehensive airframe and engine maintenance solutions. GECAS, a consistent lender to Kalitta Air over the past several years, welcomes the chance to now provide leasing solutions to this air cargo industry stalwart.