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Cargojet – Boeing 757-200ER enters the freighter fleet

Aug. 6, 2008, Toronto - Cargojet Income Fund  announced today that it's first Boeing 757-200 Extended Range Freighter Aircraft has joined it's fleet of thirty-three aircraft.


August 6, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Aug. 6, 2008, Toronto – Cargojet Income Fund  announced today that it's first Boeing 757-200 Extended Range Freighter Aircraft has joined it's fleet of thirty-three aircraft.
    
This aircraft is capable of uplifting a maximum cargo payload of 80,500 pounds. This represents an increase in payload of 33% with a 13% decrease in fuel burn, as compared to the current B727-200 Advanced Freighter Aircraft.

"We are very excited to be the first and only Canadian air cargo operator to introduce this newer generation, more fuel efficient environmentally friendly and long range aircraft to our fleet. The addition of this aircraft type will allow us to maximize the efficient deployment of capacity on our
core domestic overnight network and to further expand into selected international markets," says Ajay K. Virmani, President and CEO of the Fund.
    
"We are an organization who continually improves our network capabilities by providing our customers with value added services," says Jamie Porteous, Executive Vice President Sales and Service.
    
The aircraft arrived at Hamilton International Airport on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 and is planned to enter revenue service later this month. This is a major step towards Cargojet's ongoing aircraft fleet renewal and growth plans.