West Atlantic U.K. moves to East Midlands Airport

The United Kingdom division of Swedish cargo airline West Atlantic is moving its operations from Coventry Airport (CVT) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to be located closer to the carrier’s customers and to increase space needed for the airline’s expanding 737 fleet. West Atlantic Group specializes in mail and express freight, and its customers based […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 21, 2017

West Atlantic leaves paper behind for electronic ‘Toughpad’

Swedish airline West Atlantic is aiming to cut down on physical paperwork carried on flights by digitizing with the introduction of Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-G1 on its flights, according to a statement from Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. Replacing physical paperwork with digital operations is environmentally friendly and saves time for the carrier’s flight crews, but […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 5, 2017

Birth of a Niche: How small freighters can create big cargo opportunities

Bob Convey had just finished booking two more orders for Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI)’s CRJ200 freighter conversion when Air Cargo World rang to talk about the aircraft conversion house’s   come-from-behind success story. “We always launch these programs based on a combination of gut feeling and industry knowledge and research,” the senior vice president of sales […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 3, 2017

Fortunes shift for West Atlantic in 2015

For Sweden-based West Atlantic, 2015 was an exceptionally challenging year, during which the company’s profits dipped into the red, from a US$1.3 million profit in 2014, to a loss of $6.1 million in 2015. Despite higher revenues in 2015, which rose 13.7 percent over the previous year, to $173 million, the integrated mail and express […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 9, 2016

CRJ-200PF carrying mail crashes in Northern Sweden

A Bombardier CRJ-200PF, operated by West Atlantic Sweden, crashed in a remote location in the Swedish mountains of Gällivare on Thursday evening. At the time of this report, both crew members on board are presumed dead. The freighter aircraft, registered as SE-DUX, was carrying mail for Norwegian postal service Posten Norge, enroute to Tromsö from […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 8, 2016

British airport blooms for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says “I love you” like a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day. Great Britain’s Stansted Airport, located 30 miles northeast of central London, received 200 tonnes of flowers from Kenya and Colombia, including tens of thousands of roses of every color and variety. Graeme Ferguson, cargo director for Manchester Airport Group, said, “the airport is […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 9, 2015