ATI is a US passenger and cargo airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with its operations and maintenance base in Wilmington, Ohio. ATI holds an FAA Part 121 Air Carrier Certificate and numerous charter and scheduled passenger and cargo certificates issued by the US DOT for worldwide and domestic operations. ATI also holds Air Operator Certificates issued by many foreign countries, reflecting ATI’s global operational presence. ATI is a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), a leading provider of passenger and cargo transportation and related services to air carriers and other enterprises that outsource their airlift requirements.
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ATI is resilient. Through mergers, acquisitions, moves and name changes, ATI has remained a successful operator in the air cargo industry for more than three decades.
The airline was founded in 1978 as US Airways. In January 1980 the airline (renamed Interstate Airlines) became an FAR Part 121 certificated all-cargo airline flying CONVAIR 580s. Its fleet quickly expanded to include Lockheed L-188 Electra, Boeing 727, and McDonnell-Douglas DC8 aircraft. The airline flew freight domestically for Purolator, Emery, and ad hoc charters. In 1984 the airline began flying internationally. It moved its headquarters from Michigan to Arkansas. In 1988 the airline adopted its current name.