To constantly strengthen flight safety, the independent American cargo airline chose CEFA Aviation’s flight data animation software.

Visualizing flight data with a best-in-class software

Kalitta Air makes it happen – on time, anytime, anywhere.“ Under this motto, the American cargo airline, headquartered in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, operates international scheduled and ad-hoc cargo charter services for customers in the United States and around the world. To animate the data from the flight data recorders placed in the airline’s all-freighter fleet of 24 B747-400’s and 5 B767-300ER’, the software CEFA FAS (Flight Animation System) made the difference.

“CEFA FAS is used as well by major airlines, regional companies as by cargo freighters,” explains Dominique Mineo, CEO and founder of CEFA Aviation. “We feel particularly proud and close to Kalitta Air as both our company stories are similar – on different scales: Kalitta describe themselves as a small organization with a huge heart, which began with a small group of very dedicated employees with vision who worked uncompromisingly towards success of the company. Kalitta Air delivers a top-shelf, quality product and is dedicated to customer’s satisfaction.” Both companies are also fully owned and managed by their founder – Kalitta Air by Conrad Kalitta.

Heath Nicoll, Director of Airline Safety, reminds that “Kalitta Companies can handle virtually anything – flying freight, pilot training, providing MRO maintenance, and everything in between. Each subsidiary of the group uses high end technology such as full motion flight simulators and 3D Engineering Computer software to name a few. So it was obvious to use the best-in-class service in our safety department to animate and that way, better analyze flight data.”

Did you know? High quality performance

Besides air freight, Conrad Kalitta has acquired a strong reputation as a professional drag racer in the Top Fuel class of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association, for drag races), winning five world championships and setting the world’s speed record on more than one occasion. In that spirit of providing the highest quality performance, Kalitta Air claims to have moved everything from cows, horses, whales, automobiles, helicopters, airplanes, tanks, oil rig drilling equipment, ocean liner anchors, government and military charters.

About Kalitta Air

Kalitta Air is a Michigan Limited Liability Company owned 100% by Conrad Kalitta. Kalitta Air began service in November 2000 with three Boeing 747 aircraft and the fleet has grown to a present total of 24 B747 freighters and 5 B767 freighters. Capable of air express delivery of virtually any type of freight, the company provides scheduled or on-demand charter service for customers in the United States and around the world. Most recently Mr. Kalitta was honored as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Ronald N. Priddy NACA-CRAF Partners in Airlift Medal (“Priddy Medal”) presented by the National Air Carrier Association. Kalitta Air is committed to providing customers with the most cost effective and complete on-demand air cargo services available in the industry. The company will operate flights safely, efficiently, economically and in accordance with all applicable regulations. Kalitta’s customers will be treated fairly and respectfully; the company understands the importance of satisfying a customer. The team is dedicated to attaining this mission using the skills, knowledge and commitment of all team members.

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