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"Kalitta Air makes it happen - on time, anytime, anywhere." Under this motto, the American cargo airline, headquartered in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, operates international scheduled and ad-hoc cargo charter services for customers in the United States and around the world. To animate the data from the flight data recorders placed in the airline's all-freighter fleet of 24 B747-400's and 5 B767-300ER', the software CEFA FAS (Flight Animation System) made the difference.

"CEFA FAS is used as well by major airlines, regional companies as by cargo freighters," explains Dominique Mineo, CEO and founder of CEFA Aviation. "We feel particularly proud and close to Kalitta Air as both our company stories are similar - on different scales: Kalitta describe themselves as a small organization with a huge heart, which began with a small group of very dedicated employees with vision who worked uncompromisingly towards success of the company. Kalitta Air delivers a top-shelf, quality product and is dedicated to customer's satisfaction." Both companies are also fully owned and managed by their founders - Kalitta Air by Conrad Kalitta.

Heath Nicoll, Director of Airline Safety, reminds that "Kalitta Companies can handle virtually anything - flying freight, pilot training, providing MRO maintenance, and everything in between. Each subsidiary of the group uses high end technology such as full motion flight simulators and 3D Engineering Computer software to name a few. So it was obvious to use the best-in-class service in our safety department to animate and that way, better analyze flight data."

Did you know? Besides air freight, Conrad Kalitta has acquired a strong reputation as a professional drag racer in the Top Fuel class of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association, for drag races), winning five world championships and setting the world's speed record on more than one occasion. In that spirit of providing the highest quality performance, Kalitta Air claims to have moved everything from cows, horses, whales, automobiles, helicopters, airplanes, tanks, oil rig drilling equipment, ocean liner anchors, government and military charters.