|Founded||21 September 1978|
|Parent company||Nippon Yusen|
|Headquarters||Narita International Airport|
Narita, Chiba, Japan
|Key people||Tetsufumi Otsuki (President & CEO)|
Nippon Cargo Airlines Company, Limited (日本貨物航空株式会社, Nippon Kamotsu Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha), or NCA, is a cargo airline with its head office on the property of Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, outside Tokyo. It operates scheduled cargo services in Asia and to Europe and North America. Its main base is Narita Airport.
Nippon Cargo Airlines was established on September 21, 1978 (its head office was initially a single room inside All Nippon Airways' space at the Kasumigaseki Building) and started operations in 1985. It was Japan's first all-cargo airline. Over time, their network has grown to include many cities on three continents. Initially, NCA was a joint venture of shipping companies headed by Nippon Yusen and All Nippon Airways (ANA). In August 2005, ANA sold its stake to Nippon Yusen. The airline is owned by Nippon Yusen (100%).
In December 2010, NCA was selected to provide ground support services for the Japanese Air Force One aircraft, replacing Japan Airlines which was then in the process of retiring its 747 fleet.
Nippon Cargo Airlines serves the following destinations (as of August 2014):
|Azerbaijan||Baku||Heydar Aliyev International Airport|||
|Canada||Edmonton||Edmonton International Airport|||
|China||Shanghai||Shanghai Pudong International Airport|||
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Hong Kong International Airport|||
|Italy||Milan||Milan Malpensa Airport|||
|Nagoya||Chubu Centrair International Airport|
|Osaka||Kansai International Airport||Hub|
|Tokyo||Narita International Airport||Hub|||
|Netherlands||Amsterdam||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol|||
|South Korea||Seoul||Incheon International Airport|
|Taiwan||Taipei||Taoyuan International Airport|||
|United States||Anchorage||Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport|||
|Chicago||Chicago O'Hare International Airport|||
|Dallas/Fort Worth||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport|||
|Los Angeles||Los Angeles International Airport|||
|New York City||John F. Kennedy International Airport|||
|San Francisco||San Francisco International Airport|||
Nippon Cargo Airlines codeshares with the following airlines:
NCA's fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 2021):
Nippon Cargo Airlines previously operated the following aircraft:
Nippon Cargo Airlines has its headquarters in the NCA Line Maintenance Hangar (NCAライン整備ハンガー NCA Rain Seibi Hangā) at Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. The hangar is within the engineering and maintenance complex at Narita Airport. The facility has several environmentally friendly aspects, including a light wall, top lighting, naturally balanced wind power vent windows, a garden roof, a solar water heating system, and equipment to use rainwater to wash aircraft fuselages.
In 2007 NCA signed a deal with Nippon Steel Engineering, which historically built hangars for large aircraft, for the construction of a maintenance and engineering hangar at Narita. The building was to have environmentally friendly procedures conducive to maintaining aircraft during the daytime, because NCA has its aircraft maintenance activities scheduled for daytime hours. On April 30, 2009, the construction of the line maintenance hangar was completed. On June 8, 2009, the hangar's operations began.
In July 1978, when the company first began, it operated within a single room inside All Nippon Airways's space in the Kasumigaseki Building in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. In March 1997 NCA moved its headquarters from the Shiroyama JT Mori Building (城山JT森ビル Shiroyama JT Mori Biru) to the 10th floor of the New Kasumigaseki Building (新霞が関ビル Shin Kasumigaseki Biru), which had housed NCA's marketing division from 1987 to 1991. In March 2003, due to a demand for more space, the headquarters moved to the Shiodome City Center in Shiodome, Minato, Tokyo when it opened; the move was the fifth time the headquarters moved. The airline had its headquarters and its East Japan sales office on the 8th floor.
Currently the airline's corporate Tokyo office is in the Onarimon Yusen Building (御成門郵船ビルディング Onarimon Yūsen Biru) in Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo. In 2008 the corporate Narita office was on the fourth floor of the Cargo Administration Building (貨物管理ビル Kamotsu Kanri Biru).
NCA opened a computer center in Koto, Tokyo in 2007, with the opening ceremony taking place on March 12, 2007. Previously the computer operations were done at the ANA computer center. On October 9, 2007 the airline established its Global Operations Center at Terminal 2 of Narita International Airport. Some members of the technical section of the flight operations headquarters were immediately moved to the new center. In the northern hemisphere spring of 2008, crew-related sections were to be transferred to the new operations center. In 2007 NCA signed an order with Taisei Corporation for the construction of a crew training center. Construction on the crew center, located in Shibayama, Sanbu District, was to begin in September 2007. The company scheduled for the facility to become operational in September 2008. On May 6, 2011 the airline announced that it was relocating its local Narita offices and its cargo warehouse from Narita's north cargo area to Narita's south cargo area.
In 2007 NCA established the regional subsidiaries NCA Americas Inc. and Nippon Cargo Airlines Europe B.V. Its Americas regional headquarters is on the property of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Originally the US subsidiary was to be headquartered in New York. Its European regional headquarters is on the property of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.
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