PETROLEUM DIRECTORY: NAC begins regular service with new Boeing freighters
Alaska’s largest all cargo carrier, Northern Air Cargo, announced the company received final approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration and has placed its first two converted Boeing 737-200 freighter aircraft into regular service.? The company is now operating two of its new 737-200 aircraft with plans to introduce one more by the end of May pending final FAA approvals.?
“We are thrilled to be able to announce that the final stages of our re-fleeting program have arrived,” said Stephanie Holthaus, the company’s vice president of cargo and business development.? “These aircraft demonstrate our continued commitment to provide affordable cargo service to the residents of rural Alaska as we have for the past 51 years.? Combined with the DC-6 fleet, we now have the tools to improve our level of frequency and reliability that our customers expect from us.”
The new freighters were Delta Airlines passenger aircraft prior to undergoing extensive conversion and overhaul programs, including the addition of a large forward cargo door.? Northern Air Cargo was founded in 1956 by Robert “Bobby” Sholton and Maurice Carlson with a commitment to serving all of rural Alaska’s cargo needs.? Alaska’s longest-serving air cargo carrier with 15 scheduled locations was purchased by Saltchuk Resources, Inc from the Sholton family in early 2006.