USA Jet Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1994; 30 years ago (1994)
AOC #Y2PA154Y[1]
Operating bases
Fleet size18
Parent companyAscent Global Logistics
HeadquartersWillow Run Airport,
Van Buren Township, Michigan, U.S.
Key people

USA Jet Airlines is an American cargo airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Willow Run Airport, and in Van Buren Township, Michigan.[2][3] USA Jet operates on-demand air charter freight, and formerly passenger flights out of Willow Run Airport.[4] USA Jet Airlines is a division of Ascent Global Logistics (formerly Active Aero Group).


A USA Jet DC-9 was used for the filming of the movie Cedar Rapids and another painted for We Are Marshall.

USA Jet flew the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan presidential campaign flights for the 2012 election year. A VIP MD-83, registration N949NS, was used for Mitt Romney and a VIP DC-9-32, registration N215US was used for Paul Ryan.

In August 2013, USA Jet Airlines became the world's first operator of an MD-80 Passenger-to-Freighter conversion. The aircraft, converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc., competes against the Boeing 727 in the cargo market.[5]

In February 2023, USA Jet retired the last of their DC-9 fleet, consisting of 1 DC-9-30 (N208US) and 2 DC-9-10's (N192US, N196US).


As of March 2023, the USA Jet Airlines fleet includes:

Cargo Configuration:
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Retired Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-88SF 6 15 Airframes purchased from Delta Air lines

(6 for freighter conversion, 9 for spare parts)

N832US, N833US, N834US, N835US, N836US, N837US, N842US

McDonnell Douglas MD-83SF 1 N831US
Boeing 727-200F 2 N726US, N727US
Dassault Falcon 20 4 N811AA, N822AA, N827AA, N962AA
A USA Jet Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88
Passenger Configuration
Aircraft In Fleet Converted

or Retired

Dassault Falcon 20 2 N957CJ, 1 Unknown Airframe
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 0 1 Converted to Freighter
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 0 1 Converted to Freighter
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 0 1
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 0 2



  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ "Michigan Airline Takes Flight! Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine" USA Jet Airlines. March 31, 2009. Retrieved on July 18, 2010. "USA JET AIRLINES 2068 E Street Belleville, MI 48111."
  3. ^ "Van Buren township, Wayne County, Michigan[permanent dead link]." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "Charter Airlines Offer A Wonderful Alternative To Scheduled Flying" in Cabin Managers, June 1, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  5. ^ "Aeronautical Engineers MD-80SF Spec Sheet Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine".
  6. ^ "[usurped]"
  7. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15F N199US Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW)".

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