Maximus Air, an Abu Dhabi Aviation Group company was established in 2005 to provide solutions for moving outsized cargo. After operating for 5 years in the region, it is now a regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft wet lease operator (ACMI), employing more than 200 staff. It operates a fleet of eight all-cargo Antonov An-124-100, Ilyushin IL-76TD and Airbus A300-600RP2F aircraft across the middle east, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Maximus runs regular scheduled cargo services on behalf of Etihad Crystal Cargo and is the appointed exclusive air relief support partner of the UAE Red Crescent.
Operating out of Abu Dhabi since 2005 and with European Offices in the UK, Maximus Air is the largest all-cargo airline in the UAE. It specialises in outsize air cargo and wet leasing aircraft. They carry scheduled, charter, governmental, royalty and VIPs, military, airline and operators and private to humanitarian sectors.
The conversion of a new Airbus A300-600 regional freighter, purchased by Maximus Air at the start of 2011, and part of a of Dhs350m expansion programme, is on schedule for its mid-summer entry into the company's fleet. The aircraft, offering a maximum structural payload up to 46 tonnes of payload capacity, is one of three purchased from Japan Airlines (JAL) and has been at the Dresden, Germany plant of EADS EFW.