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Everts Air Cargo
IATA ICAO Callsign
5V VTS EVERTS
Founded1993
HubsFairbanks
Secondary hubsAnchorage
SubsidiariesZero Gravity Corporation
Fleet size18 (active), 30 (total)
Parent companyTatonduk Outfitters Limited
HeadquartersFairbanks, Alaska, U.S.
Websiteevertsair.com

Everts Air Cargo is an American Part 121 airline based in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. It operates D.O.D, scheduled and charter airline cargo within Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the continental United States. Its maintenance base is Fairbanks International Airport with its major cargo hub at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The company slogan is Legendary Aircraft. Extraordinary Service.

History

Everts Air Cargo, established as Air Cargo Express,[1] is the sister company of Everts Air Fuel, that specializes in fuel transport throughout the state of Alaska and into Canada.

Destinations

See Everts Air destinations. Anchorage, Aniak, Bethel, Dillingham, Emmonak, Fairbanks, Galena, Illiamna, King Salmon, Kotzebue, Nome, St. Mary's, Unalakleet, Togiak

Fleet

As of October 2022, the active Everts Air Cargo fleet includes eighteen aircraft:[2]

Everts Air Cargo Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passenger Notes
Boeing 727-200 1 Cargo
Cessna 208 Caravan 3 9
Cessna 408 SkyCourier 3 Cargo [3]
Curtiss C-46 Commando 1 Cargo
Douglas DC-6F 3 Cargo
Douglas DC-9-30F 3 Cargo
McDonnell Douglas MD-80F 6 Cargo
McDonnell Douglas MD-88F 1 Cargo
Pilatus PC-12 3 9
Total 21 3

A further fourteen aircraft (three DC-9, two MD-80, three BAe 146-300QT, six DC-6 and one C-46) are inactive or in storage.[4]

Operating the Douglas DC-6

Since Northern Air Cargo abandoned their regular service with the Douglas DC-6, Everts Air Cargo is the last airline in the USA to operate scheduled flights with a rather large fleet of 60-year-old piston-powered aircraft. In a 2007 video interview, the Anchorage Station Manager stated that the DC-6 was still considered to be a valuable aircraft for operations in the harsh conditions of Alaska, with excellent landing and takeoff performance on gravel runways. The downside is the difficulty to find avgas and the maintenance labor cost. Everts Air Cargo estimates a ratio of 12 hours of maintenance for every single flying hour. Spare parts could also be a problem but Everts Air Cargo anticipates they will have enough in stock to keep the last DC-6 flying beyond 2020.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Air Cargo Express". Airline History. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Fleet". Everts Air Cargo.
  3. ^ "US's Everts Air Alaska orders three Cessna 408 SkyCouriers". ch-aviation. 11 May 2023.
  4. ^ "ATDB.aero aerotransport.org AeroTransport Data Bank". aerotransport.org. Retrieved 2022-10-28.

1- "FAA Flight Standards Service Civil Aviation Registry". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2008-11-29.