HeavyLift Cargo Airlines

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Heavylift Cargo Airlines
HeavyLift Cargo logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded31 July 2002
Fleet size5
HeadquartersCity of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Key peopleNicholas Leach

HeavyLift Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd is an Australian cargo airline headquartered now in Los Angeles, United States. It started operations in 2004 and operates scheduled and charter cargo services. HeavyLift took over passenger airline OzJet in 2008.[2] HeavyLift sold Ozjet and its passenger aircraft to Air Australia in 2009. Heavylift transferred its business to the United States once the Australian Government banned B727/737 stage III aircraft.


Heavylift operated worldwide charter cargo services.


Heavylift's Belfast is registered in the Philippines as RP-C8020
A Heavylift Boeing 727-100F waiting for cargo

As of November 2010 the Heavylift Cargo Airlines fleet consists of:[3][4]

The Belfast is now stored at Cairns Airport. During 2006 work was also underway at Bournemouth Airport to refurbish another aircraft once operated by HeavyLift's unrelated namesake UK airline, the unique Conroy CL-44-0; however it has been reported on various aviation internet message boards that this aircraft will not be delivered. A feature of the airline is that most of its aircraft are not registered in Australia, but in the Philippines.

In May 2008 Heavylift bought passenger airline Ozjet Airlines giving it access to an Australia air operator's certificate.[5] Ozjet discontinued passenger operations in May 2009.


  1. ^ Federal Aviation Administration - Contractions FAAO JO 7340.2
  2. ^ "OzJet sells to HeavyLift Cargo Airlines". The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 90.
  4. ^ Superwombat.com image of Heavylift Boeing 727-200F RP-C8019. Retrieved: 11 September 2008.
  5. ^ HeavyLift Cargo Airlines Buys Ozjet