DALLAS, TEXAS — Fort Worth-based cargo operator Ameriflight and Miami-based aircraft lessor Jetstream Aviation Capital have partnered on the lease and delivery of 15 Saab 340B(F) cargo aircraft for the nation’s largest Part 135 Cargo airline.

The addition represents another step forward in a multifaceted corporate strategy shift for Ameriflight.

The first aircraft are intended to join the Ameriflight operation in the fourth quarter of this year. This latest fleet type will be used to support unprecedented demand for the company’s services, including Ameriflight’s expedited supply chain services, dedicated operations, and regional feeder service for the world’s largest overnight express carriers, the company said in a statement.

After careful analysis of many platforms and the exploration of multiple aircraft, the company landed on the Saab 340B as an excellent fit for the operation, noting the aircraft’s exceptional safety record and compelling operating economics, the carrier noted.center>