Outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services provider, Atlas Air Worldwide, has announced that White Plains, New York, will be the location of its new corporate headquarters.
Atlas Air has leased a 60,000 square foot space where it is investing $4 million in tenant improvements, including new equipment, IT, and security.
The company expects to move from its current headquarters in Purchase, New York, to the new space in White Plains, in January 2024.
Atlas Air says it is committed to retaining 400 existing, full-time permanent jobs in New York over a period of five years and Empire State Development has awarded the company a $2 million capital grant.
Michael Steen, chief executive of Atlas Air Worldwide, said: “Atlas is excited to continue our ties to New York, which is an important part of our global network as we support our customers around the world.
“Continuing our presence in New York guarantees our access to the top talent critical to our operations. New York has served Atlas and our employees well as we’ve grown into one of the largest cargo carriers in the world.
“We are thankful to Senator Schumer and Empire State Development for working with us through this process and for their commitment to our relationship.”
Senator Schumer added: “I am pleased that Atlas will continue operation of its headquarters here in New York, which will create good paying local jobs and boost the economy.
“Atlas’ ongoing commitment to the Hudson Valley will help our region continue to soar as home to one of the largest cargo carriers in the world.”
Hope Knight, Empire State Development president, chief executive and commissioner, said: “Atlas Air has a long history of job creation and economic growth in this state and we are pleased to support their transition to White Plains and more importantly, their continued commitment to New York.
“We look forward to continued growth and investment into the Mid-Hudson Region well into the future.”
Atlas Air also employs 265 people based at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Queens, New York.
In addition to its New York headquarters, Atlas Air maintains its Global Operations Center near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Erlanger, Kentucky; a training centre in Miami, Florida; operations centres in Anchorage, Alaska and Hong Kong; and key logistics centres around the world to support its global network.