Atlas and Titan Join Industry Leaders at Cargo Facts Asia

Aviation industry leaders gathered in Singapore for the 12th iteration of Cargo Facts Asia to take a deep dive into the dynamic landscape and unparalleled potential of the Asia-Pacific region.

Titan Air's Eammon Forbes at Cargo Facts Asia 2024

Eammon Forbes speaking on a panel at Cargo Facts Asia

This year, the event featured sessions that enabled attendees to understand the current industry demand and evolving economic landscape, while also gaining insights into the rapidly growing express market. Attendees also explored the latest trends, current challenges and vast opportunities specific to the Asia-Pacific region.

Titan’s Chief Commercial Officer, Eamonn Forbes, spoke on a panel focused on freighter leasing landscape in Asia. Eamonn shared his perspective on the growing lessor interest in the latest generation of freighter conversions. Additionally, he discussed the impact of new production delays on the lifecycle of legacy assets earmarked for conversion, due to passenger operators extending leases, and how market fluctuation influences the number of aircraft a lessor will make available for conversion.

Moderated by Robert Luke, Senior Associate Editor, Cargo Facts, the panel also included Tan Boon Keng, SVP, GM & Head Aircraft Leasing Aviation Asset Management Commercial Aerospace, ST Engineering and Nuno Leal, Chief Marketing Officer, World Star Aviation.

Atlas’ Alvin Tay, SVP, APAC and Brian Munson, VP Global Charter Sales also attended the conference. With an attendee audience representing the most dynamic cross-section of the Asia-Pacific air cargo sector, it was an ideal time to meet with key customers and network with industry leaders and decision-makers from leading organizations.

“At Cargo Facts Asia, every conversation we engage in is an opportunity to build bridges and lasting partnerships,” said Brian. “Our participation is a clear statement of our dedication and collaborative growth and international connectivity. Additionally, at Atlas, we have always defined our strategy by foresight and agility. By participating in Cargo Facts Asia, we are placing ourselves at the forefront of the market, keeping up with shifts and trends that keep us ahead of tomorrow’s challenges.”

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747 First Officer Michelle Phale and 767 Captain Jenny Breaux at 2024 Women in Aviation International Conference

747 First Officer Michelle Phale and 767 Captain Jenny Breaux at 2024 Women in Aviation International Conference

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Atlas continued to elevate female voices by attending the 35th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference in Orlando, Florida, and connecting with female pilots out on the flight deck.

Women in Aviation International (WAI) is dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields, so it’s no coincidence that its annual conference takes place during Women’s History Month.

In its 35th year, this year’s conference included inspiring keynote speakers, professional development seminars, and education sessions, all focused on encouraging women to explore a career path in aviation.

(L to R): Yovankha Untracht, 747 First Officer Michelle Phale, Kevin O’Reilly, 767 Captain Jenny Breaux, and Karina Guevara

(L to R): Yovankha Untracht, 747 First Officer Michelle Phale, Kevin O’Reilly, 767 Captain Jenny Breaux, and Karina Guevara

Atlas Air was a contributing sponsor and hosted a well-attended and interactive Industry Briefing. 767 Captain Jenny Breaux, 747 First Officer Michelle Phalen along with the Crew Talent Acquisition Team of Kevin O’Reilly, Yovankha Untracht and Karina Guevara, spoke to career opportunities at Atlas, as well as the Company culture.

When describing key takeaways from the conference, Captain Breaux shared, “It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many like-minded women and it is abundantly clear that interest in aviation is on the rise. Thankfully, the avenues for women to pursue a career in aviation are becoming more accessible with each new day, and I am proud to work at a company that provides these opportunities, and more.”

Echoing this sentiment shared by Captain Breaux are 737 Captains Dorothea Flockenhaus and Deanna Stack.

Earlier this month, on International Women’s Day, the two spoke about their experience working at Atlas, their passion for aviation, and how women like them have paved the way for future generations of female aviation leaders. Take off an inspirational journey with Captains Flockenhaus and Stack by watching the video below:

Caption: Female Atlas Air 737 Captains Dorothea Flockenhaus and Deanna Stack instill perseverance and determination in young women interested in pursuing a career in aviation.