ASTAR Air Cargo
ASTAR Air Cargo has been a certified air carrier in the
United States since 1972. The company operates a
fleet of more than 40 aircraft from its hub at the DHL
Airpark in Wilmington, Ohio. The airline provides all-cargo
scheduled and charter services on a contract basis for the DHL
Worldwide Express network and charter services on a contract basis for other customers including the U.S. Military
and the United States Postal Service.
ASTAR Air Cargo is a participant in the
United States Civil Reserve Air Fleet
program supporting the U.S. national
defense. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Miami, Florida, and its
main freight base is located in Wilmington, Ohio.
ASTAR Air Cargo currently provides
regularly scheduled commercial cargo charter service to more than 34 U.S.
airports and five international airports.
In addition, it provides air freight service to numerous locations at home and
abroad for the Department of Defense.
Beyond the company’s scheduled operations, it can provide charter freight
service to virtually any commercial airport location a business demands.
As a Department of Defense certified
shipper with experience shipping materials to both wartime Iraq and the tur-
bulent Middle East, ASTAR has demonstrated its ability to handle unusual
cargo requests under strict security.
security officer, was an FAA Aviation
Safety Inspector, and a Chief Pilot for
Northwest Airlines, as well as having
a distinguished military background.
Gary L. Hammes, Senior Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer, held numerous management positions at Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and Evergreen International Aviation.
In 2005 ASTAR received the FAA’s Diamond Award of Excellence, the highest
award it offers, for exemplifying honor
and diligence within the aviation com-
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munity. This year ASTAR delivered all
of the WAI Conference materials from
Ohio to San Diego, and then back to
Ohio, as part of their sponsorship of
the 19th Annual International Women
in Aviation Conference. The company is
currently hiring Second Officers (flight
engineers), as well as maintenance personnel at all of its gateways.
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The company’s aircraft consist of
a mix of Boeing 727-200s, McDon-nell Douglas DC-8s, Airbus A300B4-
200Fs and Bell Helicopter 206L series.
All flight operations are directed out of
ASTAR’s Wilmington, Ohio, hub, with
gateways in Los Angeles, California, Miami, Florida, and New York, New York.
ASTAR’s executive team is made up
of all-star players. John Dasburg, Chairman, CEO and President, comes from
that same position at Burger King Corporation, and is the former CEO of
Northwest Airlines. Steven Rossum, executive vice president, general counsel
and CFO, is an industry leader in aviation transactions. He serves as corporate secretary, treasurer and head of
business transactions for ASTAR. Major
General Theodore “Ted” Mallory (WAI
board member), senior vice president of
Flight Operations and chief safety and
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