The German all freighter carrier Aerologic, which is a 50-50 joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL, has decided to implement a dual-management structure after seeking a successor for Ulf Weber who will leave the company on 30. April to take up his new position with the ASL Group in Liege, Belgium.
Two new managers - one operative, the other financial
A short release issued by Lufthansa Cargo, shows that Aerologic which is a joint venture between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo will have joint managing directors as of 1. May this year.
Josef Moser who was previously Head of Flight Operations and Crew Training will take over as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Accountable Manager at Aerologic.
His counterpart is Wolfgang Raebiger who takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Leipzig based carrier’s headquarters.
Mr Raebiger previously held the position of Captain and Head of Fleet at Lufthansa Cargo.
Aerologic fleet is expected to grow further
Information released to CargoForwarder Global indicates that the carrier which now operates eight Boeing 777 freighters, will receive a ninth unit in the coming days. It is said that this aircraft will be taken from U.S. based Southern Air’s stock and that it will operate exclusively for DHL Express, but remain in Aerologic colours.
The present fleet is being kept busy by operating Monday to Friday mainly for DHL Express and on the weekends for Lufthansa Cargo.
The first lease contracts for the aircraft run out in 2019 and the question remains as to what Aerologic’s fleet policy will be after that.
Will they tie themselves more to Lufthansa Cargo by operating a new or replacement fleet more for the German freight carrier, so that the airline can replace their aging MD-11 freighters even
Or, will there be a new cooperation between LH and DHL on fleet implementation, thereby giving LH Cargo more flexibility, less operating cost and fleet investment costs as well?
There are also strong rumors that Aerologic will start Latin America services in the near future.
John Mc Donagh
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