"DHL Air" redirects here. For other airlines operating as DHL, see DHL Aviation
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DHL Air UK, incorporated as DHL Air Ltd., is a cargo airline based in Orbital Park, Hounslow, London Borough of Hounslow. It is wholly owned by Deutsche Post DHL and provides services on the group's DHL-branded parcel and express network in Europe. Its main base is East Midlands Airport.
DHL Air Ltd. holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it is permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
The company was formed as Elan Air in October 1982 and became DHL Air in August 1989. It has 270 employees (at March 2007).
Elan Air operated night freight charters for DHL using the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy and Handley Page Dart Herald. Later the airline acquired Merchantman freighter versions of the Vickers Vanguard and was operating three when it became DHL Air in 1989.
As of October 2014, the DHL Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:
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