New three JAL planes of Maximus

Maximus-Air-CargoYesterday, the UAE's largest cargo aircraft operator, Maximus Air Cargo, has made an announcement regarding latest extension of its group.

The company has owned eight planes earlier and now it is planning to buy three Airbus passenger aircraft from the international carrier Japan Airlines. The cost of the plans are expected to be Dh350 million (US$95.2m).

The new aircraft are anticipated to be used to further the cargo operator's rapid development. This was the result of the 23% increase in the total flying time, last year as compared to year before.

Fathi Buhazza, the chief executive of Maximus, has said that the company is now ready for the extra workload. The company has built the necessary expertise and understanding for this type of aircraft.

The three Airbus A300-600 jets will be first consigned to Dresden, Germany. This will need 48 tonnes of load capacity. It will be converted into freighters at the repair and maintenance centre. This centre is run by the pan-European aerospace and defence manufacturer EADS.