Kalitta Air Boeing 747‑400F N715CK

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Boeing 747-400F Kalitta Air

Registration: N715CK
Named: Gerald Younk
Type: 747-4B5F
Engines: 4 × PW PW4056
Serial Number: 32809
First flight: Oct 11, 2002

Kalitta Air is an American cargo airline headquartered at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti Township, Michigan. The company operates international scheduled and cargo charter services. Its call sign "Connie" is from its founder, Connie Kalitta. In 1967, Conrad "Connie" Kalitta started the airline as Connie Kalitta Services, a business carrying car parts. The airline's name would later become American International Airways in 1984. In 1997, AIA merged with Kitty Hawk Inc., and Conrad Kalitta resigned to start Kalitta Leasing for buying, selling, and leasing large aircraft. In April 2000, Kitty Hawk International ceased operations. Kalitta decided to rescue it and the new airline, Kalitta Air, began operations in November 2000, using the operating certificate and assets of the former airline.