turjo101
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Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:13 pm

I recently came to learn about the rapper Drake having a 767 as a private jet, as the aircraft did a flyover during the Raptors parade in Toronto. I knew he was hugely successful, but I was surprised and curious about a 767 purchase. On closer look, he seems to have some partnership/deal with Carjojet. The aircraft in question is N767CJ (formerly N767KS of mideast jet).
Is the aircraft owned by Drake? in which case why is CargoJet logo on the aircraft? Is there like a partnership with Drake and CJ allowing them to charter it out to other VIPs?
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:29 pm

It is Cargojet’s aircraft. They are basically chartering it to him for publicity. Obviously Drake (and entertainment media) is going to make it sound like Drake purchased the plane.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:39 pm

Polot wrote:
It is Cargojet’s aircraft. They are basically chartering it to him for publicity. Obviously Drake (and entertainment media) is going to make it sound like Drake purchased the plane.


Exactly what I thought. The titles on articles I found pretty much said "Drake taking delivery of his brand new $185 mil Boeing jet".

Still very smart deal on his part. Probably.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:09 pm

I have no idea how much Drake makes or his worth....or how much it would cost to own/maintain a 767....but would someone like Drake be able to afford that? Hypothetically if he did actually purchase it which we know he didn’t. I’d imagine the costs of owning a wide body jet has to be astronomical.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:28 pm

Did a quick check, there's a thread about it already, though it's not referred to as Air Drake (Drake isn't even mentioned):

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1422421
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:24 pm

The aircraft is based at Hamilton International Airport (YHM), which is also the home base of CargoJet. Operations so far are under the ELX (Elan Express) callsign.

This is the official press release from CargoJet:


MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Cargojet Inc. ("Cargojet" or the "Corporation") announce today their new partnership with multi award-winning artist, Drake.

Drake has been a longstanding supporter of Cargojet, being first introduced to the brand during the celebrations of its first B767-300F launch. The Canadian born company provides unparalleled transportation and logistics in air cargo services.

"Supporting home grown businesses has always been a top priority of mine, so when an opportunity came up to get involved with a great Canadian company I was honored to do so." – Drake.

"We are very excited to partner with Drake as our ambassador and assisting him with his logistical needs and requirements," said Ajay Virmani, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We have had a lengthy relationship with Drake and this partnership has grown organically between both parties. Cargojet and Drake are both great Canadian successes, we are thrilled to be partnering together," he concluded.

http://www.cargojet.com/pressReleases/2019/2019-11.htm\

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steelhead2 ... S6-25fyzuV
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:37 pm

Good to know. So Drake get to haul around in a 767 at a minimum cost, or can other people with the money rent the 767?
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:13 pm

I managed to catch N767CJ's first visit to LAX in the new colors, even though it was at night. Very Impressive and clean airplane. Even has the top-spec CF6-80C2B7F engines. Looking forward to seeing more in the future. She visited fairly often as N767KS.

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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:54 pm

I read a story about it and not one mention of Cargojet. Just a "Drake private jet" he bought. Absolutely horrible marketing job by Cargojet.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:20 pm

Cargojet pilots ?
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:27 pm

LH658 wrote:
Good to know. So Drake get to haul around in a 767 at a minimum cost, or can other people with the money rent the 767?


Nothing is free in aviation. If he doesn't pay to have exclusivity, it will be marketed to others in between. Given the lack of publicity noted above, they aren't doing this for good will.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:49 pm

turjo101 wrote:
Polot wrote:
It is Cargojet’s aircraft. They are basically chartering it to him for publicity. Obviously Drake (and entertainment media) is going to make it sound like Drake purchased the plane.


Exactly what I thought. The titles on articles I found pretty much said "Drake taking delivery of his brand new $185 mil Boeing jet".

Still very smart deal on his part. Probably.


More BS. That airplane is not worth anything close to 185 million. Like Trump saying his 757 is worth 100 million. It is a nce airplane, but not even close to those numbers. The Elan Express call sign has been around for years now, and usually associated with a couple of Part 125 operators here in the lower 48. As those certificates get sold, the call signstays with the new operator. They must be doing some "certificate riding" and letting Cargo Jet do the operational part of the deal. Unlikely this will last for long as it takes real deep pockets to that kind of an operation going.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:53 pm

The a/c was parked awaiting to be sold to a undisclosed government agency as a VIP aircraft. That deal fell through and it was being offered to an NBA team/owner. It was then set-up and painted for Drake's use. Good livery.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:29 am

VSMUT wrote:
LH658 wrote:
Good to know. So Drake get to haul around in a 767 at a minimum cost, or can other people with the money rent the 767?


Nothing is free in aviation. If he doesn't pay to have exclusivity, it will be marketed to others in between. Given the lack of publicity noted above, they aren't doing this for good will.


I said at a minimum cost, not for free....
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:10 am

Is this the 767 200 that has Aux tanks installed? I remember reading about a 762 that was in the Middle East that had an impressive 20+ hour range.


Not a shabby way to travel
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:25 am

I saw this aircraft take out of LAS some days ago... was genuinely confused for a second
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:17 am

LH658 wrote:
Good to know. So Drake get to haul around in a 767 at a minimum cost, or can other people with the money rent the 767?


Minimum cost of $40K per hour....
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:08 am

This aircraft was at IAH yesterday though Drake wasn't on board.
 
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Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:39 am

LH658 wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
LH658 wrote:
Good to know. So Drake get to haul around in a 767 at a minimum cost, or can other people with the money rent the 767?


Nothing is free in aviation. If he doesn't pay to have exclusivity, it will be marketed to others in between. Given the lack of publicity noted above, they aren't doing this for good will.


I said at a minimum cost, not for free....


It's the same. If they can sell something for 200 EUR, why would they sell it for 100? It's a business not a charity. Drake isn't adding any value in terms of PR.

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