Air General is pleased to announce that we have held our first Dangerous Goods Training Course for an outside customer, SeaCoast Aviation Air Cargo in Portsmouth, NH. Last year, IATA awarded Air General to become an IATA Accredited Training School with it’s Air General DG Academy Training Course, which focuses on Dangerous Goods by Air handling, led by Air General’s DG Academy Instructor, Dennis Franco. Air General offers this course for any organization looking to get it’s employees trained on DG handling for Air Transport. Contact us at 978-535-1304 to learn more about pricing and details.
Air General Grows In Washington, DC (IAD) With Addition Of British Airways
Air General is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the ground handling contract for British Airways (IAG Cargo) in Washington, DC at Dulles International Airport (IAD).
On September 28th, Regional Director Gabe Rodriguez and a transition team made up of Air General professionals from IAH, AUS, ORD, CLT and many other locations and disciplines inaugurated the 8th British Airways station in our network.
Air General has handled British Airways cargo for over 30 years. Currently we look after their business in DEN, ORD, DFW, IAH, AUS, TPA and MCO in addition to IAD.
The two daily Boeing widebody flights will be handled in Cargo Building Three where BA handled their own cargo with their own employees until 2008 when the work was subcontracted.
IAD joins DFW, AUS, IAH, ORD, DEN, MCO and TPA in handling British Airways for Air General. We look forward to seeing the start up later this month and are extremely proud of the contributions that Gabe Rodriguez, Donna Blanchard, Paul Siebols, Roger Muckelroy and Ricky Canes have put forth so far to make this dream station a reality.
In late September 2015, Air General will add another Alaska Air Cargo operation, this time in BNA (Nashville, TN). Station Manager Mike Hall and the entire Nashville team have been working hard to prepare for this expansion, and we are very proud of their efforts thus far!
Air General continues to grow in TPA and with Lufthansa. TPA joins CLT, DFW, and DEN in adding Lufthansa Cargo operations for Air General.
On September 25th, Air General had an extremely successful start up of our new Lufthansa Cargo handling operation in Tampa, FL (TPA). Thanks in large part to the countless hours of preparation that have been undertaken by Regional Field Director-South, Ken Coleman, TPA General Manager Rick McGiveney, as well as various Lufthansa experts from our CLT, DFW and DEN stations.
The A340 300 first flight arrived on time, and was welcomed into Tampa by the traditional water cannon greeting all new flights are privileged to experience.
The first outbound flight departed with a respectable cargo load of four pallets, capably built by the new Tampa team with plenty of support from our seasoned Tampa crew, some new staff, and several Lufthansa personnel for on site support.
Lufthansa will operate five flights a week into Tampa, but they do have a longer term goal to operate daily as they expand in the very popular Florida market.
Lufthansa is a key account with Air General, and we know that TPA can handle the challenge of adding an 11th airline to it’s roster!