Freight Runners Express

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Freight Runners Express / Air Charter Express
Freight Runners Express ACE Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- FRG FREIGHT RUNNERS
Founded 1985
AOC # KCQA493F
Hubs General Mitchell International Airport & Central Wisconsin Airport
Fleet size 24
Destinations 390+
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Key people
  • Chip Zens (CEO)
  • Patrick Hammer (President & Director of Operations)
  • Robert Sevier ( Vice President & General Manager)
  • Theresa Tabbert (Personnel Manager)
  • Timothy Leech (Director of Maintenance)
  • Taryn Mikel (Director of Recruiting)
  • Chad Aumueller (Purchasing/Parts Manager)
Employees 75
Website www.FreightRunners.com

Freight Runners Express is a US air carrier based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The airline operates scheduled and on-demand air cargo and passenger services. Passenger air charter services are also operated under the Air Charter Express (ACE) brand using Embraer EMB-120 and Beechcraft King Air aircraft.[1] Freight Runners is headquartered at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI.[2]

Company History[edit]

Freight Runners Express began operations in 1985 flying cargo across the state of Wisconsin.[3] Passenger operations began in 1992 with the launch of the Air Charter Express Brand.

Current Fleet[edit]

As of December 2017, the Freight Runners Express fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4][5]

Aircraft In Fleet On Order Capacity Passenger Capacity Cargo
Embraer EMB 120ER 4 0 30 passengers -
Embraer EMB 120F 2 0 - 7500 lbs
Beechcraft King Air 350 2 0 9 passengers -
Beechcraft King Air 200 1 0 8 passengers -
Beech 1900C Freighter 3 0 - 5900 lbs
Beech 99 Freighter 10 0 - 3600 lbs
Cessna 207 2 0 6 passengers -
Total 24 0

Notes:

  • The Cessna 207 fleet is undergoing refurbishment and conversion from cargo configuration into executive transports.[6]

Historical Fleet[edit]

Freight Runners Express has operated many aircraft types in its history.[7]

Aircraft Entered Service Retired
Piper Cherokee 6 1983 1987
Cessna 402 1990 2015
Beech 18 1999 2001
King Air C90 2001 2004

Notes:

  • The Cessna 402 fleet was originally operated in an interchangeable passenger and cargo configuration. In 2006 the fleet was permanently converted to an all cargo configuration.

Statistics[edit]

Freight Runners Express Embraer 120ER

Freight Runners Express flies 7,155,00 pounds of cargo per calendar year. The fleet will fly an average of 2,150,000 miles. Arriving at 390 cities and carrying 18,500 passengers.This is achieved with 9,570 flights totaling 8,400 hours of flight time.[8]

Freight Runners Express Beech 1900 Freighter
Freight Runners Express Beech 99 Freighter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freight Runners Express website passenger charters page retrieved on 4 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 84. 
  3. ^ "Freight Runners Express company history". Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Freight Runners Cargo Fleet". Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Freight Runners Passenger Fleet". Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Interview with Company Officials
  7. ^ Interview with Company Officials
  8. ^ "About Freight Runners Express". 

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