Atlas Air and Southern Air complete operating SOC merger
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings completes the transition of Southern Air, Inc. under a Single Operating Certificate (SOC) operations with Atlas Air.
The addition of aircraft operating to Atlas Air platforms is a result in a more diversified company offering customers access to a wider range of aircraft, a broader array of services, greater scale and an expanded global footprint.
“The 2016 acquisition of Southern Air enhanced our company’s position as a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services by expanding our fleet and global capabilities to drive significant value for our customers and shareholders,” said John W. Dietrich, President and chief executive officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “It also brought us a talented team of aviation professionals who share in our commitment to our customers as we create an even stronger company for the future. We are excited to have all our Southern Air employees assume positions with Atlas Air as we complete the final step in merging these two great airlines.”
“We are grateful to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) for its support throughout this process as we focused on a safe and compliant operational transition,” Dietrich said. “The efforts and insight of the FAA team have been invaluable. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the FAA under this Single Operating Certificate.”