Custom Air Transport First Officer Wing
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1995-2012
The airline was established in March 1995 and began operations in December 1995. CAT operated cargo flights on behalf of Emery Worldwide to and from its hub in Dayton, Ohio until Emery's parent company CF Transportation split the air freight activities into its own division, Menlo Forwarding, which took over the contract with CAT. In 2005, UPS acquired Menlo Forwarding and shut down the Dayton hub. CAT's last flight for Menlo Forwarding was on June 30, 2006, when the Dayton hub was officially closed and all but a few CAT pilots and flight engineers were furloughed. Except for a few aircraft in South Florida, CAT's fleet of B-727 aircraft was parked shortly thereafter. CAT did some flying in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. On April 26, 2012 delivered the remaining Boeing 727 to Aeronaves Peruanas Air cargo and ceased the activity.