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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., incorporated in 2000, is a holding company with a principal operating subsidiary, Atlas Air, Inc.

Atlas Air, Inc. is a American cargo and passenger charter airline. It was founded April, 1992 by the late Pakistani American aerospace enthusiast Michael Chowdry, with an intent to specialize in long-term contract outsourcing of its Boeing 747 aircraft. Atlas Air is currently headquartered in Purchase, New York. It describes itself as "serving the airline and freight industries, commercial and military customers. We deliver the powerful combination of our efficient wide-body fleet (and) cost-efficient operations."[1]

Atlas Air reported $1,398,216,000 in total operating revenues in 2011[2] In 1995, Atlas began trading publicly on the NASDAQ, and in 1997 appeared on the New York Stock Exchange. An initial public offering of 4 million shares was made in August 1998.

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem."

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.


Board of Directors

As of February, 2013:[3]

  • Eugene I. Davis,  Chairman of the Board

  • Robert F. Agnew, Chairman, Audit Committee; Member, Nominating & Governance Committee
 
  • Timothy J. Bernlohr, Member, Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee
 
  • William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer
 
  • James S. Gilmore III, Chairman, Nominating & Governance Committee
 
  • Carol B. Hallett, Member, Compensation Committee
 
  • Frederick McCorkle, Member, Compensation Committee; Member, Nominating and Governance Committee


Executive Management

As of February, 2013:[4]

  • William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • John W. Dietrich, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Michael T. Steen, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
  • Adam R. Kokas, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Secretary
  • Spencer Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Contact details

2000 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY 10577-2543
Telephone: (914) 701-8000
Fax: (914) 701-8001

www.atlasair.com
Email: info AT atlasair.com

Resources and articles

Featured SourceWatch Articles on Fix the Debt

References

  1. Atlas Air Worldwide, "Corporate Background", organizational website, accessed February 18, 2013
  2. Atlas Air Worldwide, "2011 Annual Report", organizational document, page 40
  3. Atlas Air Worldwide, "Board of Directors", organizational website, accessed February 6, 2013
  4. Atlas Air Worldwide, "Corporate Fact Sheet", organizational document, accessed February 6, 2013
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