Maximus Air Cargo

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Maximus Air
Maximus Air Cargo Antonov An-124-100 Vanzura.jpg
Maximus Air Cargo aircraft at Brno–Tuřany Airport
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2005
Hubs Abu Dhabi International Airport
Secondary hubs Bateen Airport/Abu Dhabi Airport/Dubai World Central
Fleet size 6
Company slogan Be powered by MAXIMUS AIR
Headquarters Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Key people Fathi Buhazza - President and CEO

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.[citation needed]


The airline was established in 2005 and has 245+ employees (at January 2012).[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]


The conversion of a new Airbus A300-600 regional freighter, purchased by Maximus Air at the start of 2011, and part of a 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.[citation needed]


The Maximus Air fleet consists of the following aircraft

Aircraft Total Capacity mass Capacity volume Range with
maximum Payload
Maximum range
Airbus A300-600R/P2F 3 46,000 kg 426 m3 2450 nm 4095 nm operated by Maximus Air
Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan 1 120,000 kg 1040 m3 2350 nm 8400 nm operated by Maximus Airlines
Ilyushin IL-76TD Candid 2 46,000 kg 240 m3 2450 nm 4687 nm operated by Maximus Airlines


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