US-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) is taking a 25% stake in Gothenburg-based West Atlantic Group, paving the way for a strategic partnership between the two freight specialists. ATSG and West Atlantic are both active in cargo operations, aircraft leasing and maintenance, prompting the tie-up that was signed Dec. 6 and is expected to close Jan. 2, 2014. West Atlantic Group has two subsidiary airlines—West Air Sweden and Atlantic Airlines—which operate a fleet of 40 ...

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