Dubai Air Show

DHL Taps Maximus for European Lift

 - November 14, 2011, 5:56 AM

Maximus Air has signed an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance lease agreement with express package carrier DHL. The deal calls on Maximus to operate two newly converted Airbus A300-600RP2F freighters across Europe for DHL.

“We are delighted to have been selected by one of the world’s foremost logistics companies to provide them with these aircraft under an ACMI agreement,” said Fathi Buhazza, Maximus Air president and CEO. “Going beyond the shores of the UAE and the region, and further into international airspace, is part of our new growth strategy.”

Maximus has also extended its current ACMI arrangement with Etihad Crystal Cargo Air, for which it also flies the A300-600 freighters, until August 2012. Three Airbus A300-600s that Maximus acquired in early 2011 have undergone freighter conversions at EADS to support such charter and ACMI lease contracts.

In addition, the company has extended by five years its current component supply contact with Lufthansa Technik and has added new aircraft to that deal. Lufthansa Technik also will carry out line maintenance in Europe for Maximus Air’s Airbus A300-600 freighters.