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Gerard Donias Promoted To Regional Field Director - South

Published February 24, 2017    Tagged: Air Cargo, Freighter, Corporate, Promotions And New Hires

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Gerard Donias (Pictured Left)

After a very competitive interview and selection process, it gives all of us at Air General great pleasure to announce that Gerard Donias has been successful and is promoted to Regional Field Director, South Region.

Previously, Gerard was our Tampa, FL (TPA) station manager for our second TPA station that exclusivley handles the ABX freighters for Amazon.com.

Gerard takes over for the position vacated by Ken Coleman who was recently promoted to Director Of Operations for Air General’s corporate office this past January.

Gerard’s broad background includes many years of International Airline experience with his base knowledge of Lufthansa, but he also knows and is a trainer for BA from his past days in ORD. He understands AA, the whole airline world in fact.

Please all warmly welcome Gerard to this exciting new position!

MSY becomes our 9th BA station!

Published February 24, 2017    Tagged: Air Cargo, International

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British Airways has awarded us their newest city, MSY, the first flight is March 27th!

More news to follow! Congratulations to MSY Station Manager Eric Joseph and the entire MSY team!!

Air General Video Series

Published February 23, 2017    Tagged: Air Cargo, Air Cargo Security, Domestic, International, Laws and Legislations, Ocean Cargo, Social Responsibility

Air General is pleased to announce the launch of our in-depth video series that showcases our vast array of cargo handling and other services, as well as the incredible employees who make Air General so unique. 

The film crew did an outstanding job to capture key cargo operations throughout the Air General network including CLT, IAD, DEN, IAH, and DFW. With their extensive background as Journalists for NY Times, CBS, and NPR among others, we are pleased with what they have put together.

The main video is an overall look at Air General, the services we offer and our outstanding employees. 

Air General Company Profile

We also have an ongoing employee spotlight series showcasing the dedication, attention to detail and customer service that all of you have come to expect of Air General’s people.

Employee Spotlight Profile: Ali Alawi, Manager, Quality Assurance, Air General Corporate

Employee Spotlight Profile: Dylan Zimmer, Warehouse Agent, Dallas/Fort Worth

Employee Spotlight Profile: Charles White, General Manager, Charlotte

The videos will be made available on our Air General website and via our company YouTube page. We invite you to watch these videos and share them with your colleagues.

Moving West With Air General’s Newest Station - SLC

Published February 1, 2017    Tagged: Air Cargo, Domestic, Alaska Air, American Airlines, United Airlines, New Customer, New Facility, Startup

SLC 2017 Startup With Team

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Air General is pushing further west into new territory with the award of cargo handling contracts for Alaska Air, United Cargo and American Cargo in Salt Lake City, Utah!

We will be subleasing the same warehouse space that these three carriers are currently handled in at SLC. The current supplier TAC Air is exiting the cargo handling business but retaining their ramp handling and FBO operations in SLC.

The acquisition of this new city to our network came about, as often happens, because the carriers contacted Air General with a call for help as their current provider could not meet their expectations. In each case, these suppliers contacted Air General because of our record of achievement with them in other airports. This is a great testament to our ladies and gentlemen in the field who work so hard to provide a superior service to our customers.

This will be the 13th city we serve for Alaska Cargo (we recently opened DFW for them!), the 14th for United Cargo since we recently added IND for them and the 17th for American Cargo!

While it seemed at first that it might be a “turnkey” operation with a warehouse already configured and in decent working order and a staff from the former supplier already in place, we know from our experience to always “expect the unexpected!”

Terry Hennessey, Properties and Implementation Manager began immediately to negotiate a sublease from the prior service provider, TAC Air. As often happens, difficulties in obtaining proper information about the lease, equipment availability, and tonnage data caused delays. Gabe Rodriguez, Regional Director began to organize his Transition Team but faced similar concerns with confidentiality issues, TAC Air people leaving before we could ask them to join our team and serious ID badging restrictions.

Despite the obstacles that would create havoc for any Project Manager, Gabe has pulled together a full station opening in minimal time on Saturday night into Sunday with the assistance of Terry, Chris Kubasko, Steve McCombs and Ali Alawi.

Kelly Feeney from United Cargo has been a fabulous support and was instrumental in arranging travel for three new hires to train for two weeks with Mike Hall and Rana Hudgins on UA UC360 at our BNA facility.

New hires are very excited about starting their jobs with Air General. They worked long hours on Saturday to help clean and organize the office and warehouse.

Others on station on Day One to support the startup include Doug Colvin, Brandi Gebhardt and Greg Jones from United, JohnCarlo Martinez from American and Tony Dimeglio from Alaska Air Cargo.

The newest station in our network is projected to handle 600,000 pounds monthly plus another 59,000 pounds of passthrough mail from American Cargo.

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