Air Transport Services Group

National Mediation Board Finds in Favor of ATSG’s Airline Subsidiaries on Single Carrier Issue

WILMINGTON, OH – May 18, 2017 – Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) today announced that the U.S. National Mediation Board has ruled in favor of its airline subsidiaries in determining that they do not operate as a single transportation system, as defined under the U.S. Railway Labor Act, for purposes of the labor representation of their pilot employees.

ATSG owns and operates two airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ABX Air, Inc. and Air Transport International, Inc. Pilot employees of ABX Air are represented by IBT Local 1224. Pilot employees of Air Transport International are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, which opposed the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ filing with the NMB.

The determination was in response to an October 2016 application from the IBT, which sought a ruling that would have required the representation of all airline pilot employees of the companies by a single collective bargaining representative.

About Air Transport Services Group, Inc.
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including two airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG's subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc., including its division, PEMCO World Air Services, Inc. For more information, please see