Established in 1985 as Challenge Air Cargo a subsidiary of Challenge Air Transport. Challenge Air Cargo became independent from Challenge Air Transport in 1986. In 1999 following the scheduled business take over by UPS a new company was formed to take over the air operating cerfificate of Challenge. Centurion started operations in 2001 and is based at Miami International Airport. The airline is an all freight airline with a fleet of 3 active MD-11s and 3 active 747s (with one more due). Centurion mainly fly in and around South America but do fly to Amsterdam in Europe. But they only fly the 747 into Europe due to fuel payment issues with the MD-11s.
N986AR (C/N 48426 / L/N 468) Delivered 23 October 2009. Former EI-UPA with Alitalia Cargo and I-DUPA with Alitalia
N987AR (C/N 48427 L/N 471) Delivered 14 November 2012. Former EI-UPE with Cargoitalia and Alitalia and I-DUPE with Alitalia
N984AR (C/N 48429 L/N 500) Delivered 24th June 2009. Former EI-UPO with Alitalia Cargo and I-DUPO with Alitalia
N985AR (C/N 48430 L/N 508) Delivered 7th November 2009. Former I-DUPU with Alitalia and Alitalia Cargo, EI-UPU with Alitalia Cargo
N988AR (C/N 48434 L/N 486) Delivered 13th December 2008 as N701GC. Former N701GC with Gemini Air Cargo and PP-VOP with Varig
N986AR, N987AR. N984AR and N985AR are MD-11 Combi's. Only 5 were built.
N988AR was written off after landing gear collapsed on landing at Viracopos/Campinas International Airport.
Airline Name : Centurion Air Cargo
ICAO : CWC
Founded : 1985 as Challenge Air Cargo
Callsign: Challenge Cargo
Hub : Miami International Airport
Fleet Size : 7 + 1 due : 3 MD-11s, 4 747s
Current Fleet - MD-11
N985AR: Sold to a museum
N988AR: Written off at Campinas 13-10-2013
McDonnell Douglas N984AR
McDonnell Douglas N985AR
McDonnell Douglas N986AR
McDonnell Douglas N987AR
McDonnell Douglas N988AR - Pictures to be added.