About us

AOC #: 21GA896P – ICAO code: CSB
2 letter code: 2I – IATA Prefix: 681
Call Sign: Cargo South

Background

21 AIR, LLC a North Carolina corporation was created on February 25, 2014, to provide an innovative, flexible and competitive alternative to ACMI, CMI, and Charter needs.

Innovative
21 AIR based on an innovative company structure and a sustainable and profitable model has been successfully providing Charter, ACMI, and CMI services to major air cargo consolidators and global schedule operators.
FAR 121 All Cargo Carrier

21 AIR is a certificated United States PART 121 All Cargo Carrier, with full SMS implementation compliance, under newly established commercial aviation regulations. 21 Air not only has been authorized to conduct interstate and foreign air transportation of property and mail operating Boeing 767 All Cargo aircraft but to operate scheduled cargo services between the United States of America and Mexico.

Our Mission
21 AIR’s mission is to deliver the highest quality Air Cargo Solutions’ services maintaining teamwork, constant improvement attitude, timely performance, responsive customer service and a competitive pricing.
Our Vision
Become a leading player in the ACMI/CMI segment providing quality, flexible and competitive turn-key cargo solutions..

Meet our leaders

We are a professional company with a highly-experienced management team focused on delivering a superior service.

Michael Mendez

CEO

Michael Mendez, serves as President and CEO of 21 Air and he has more than 38 years of aviation experience, of which he has held a broad range of positions throughout his career, making him very knowledgeable in the aviation industry. He has served as an aviation consultant for more than 10 years, where he specialized in airline certifications and regulatory matters.

Jose Pessolano

CFO

Hands-on, big-picture international entrepreneur and business developer with thirty-five years of proven experience and success in strategizing and leading commercial, financial and operational in South America and the USA. A dynamic leader with collaborative instincts, an inclination to integrate efforts, a tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty in complex environments, and the ability to motivate and mentor teams.

Roy Linkner

CCO

Global aviation leader with a proven record of growing sales, customer portfolio’s and margins in both global and corporate commercial environments. Accomplished professional recognized by successive promotions through out +20 years of international business experience. Demonstrated sales excellence through direct sales relationships and leading sales teams, particularly in areas of market distress and previous under achievements.

Janet Berdini

Charter & Leasing Director

Janet Berdini has been a professional in the charter air cargo world with 24 year experience in the business. She has gained a global reputation of recognition and excellence in the charter world. She provides customers with a world of air cargo charter and ACMI leasing knowledge and experience, as well as excellent customer service.

Herman F. Gillis, III

Director of Operations

Captain Gillis joined 21 Air in 2016 as the Manager of Certification. He has extensive airline management and certification experience and has held various positions with Flag, Domestic and Supplemental air carriers including Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, Sr. VP Operations, and COO-President. He is also a former FAA Designated Pilot Examiner.

Rodrigo de Narvaez

Business development director

Marketing and Logistics professional with a record of successful performance in the aviation industry and Latin American perishables market. Creative and strategic planner with solid implementation skills. Proven success in building and maintaining loyal customer relationships as well as high yielding business. 25 Years in the Airline Cargo business creating new market opportunities for well-recognized airlines such as Tampa Cargo, Martinair, Aerofloral, Solar Cargo and 21Air.

Corporate Office

101 Centreport Drive, Suite 315
Greensboro, NC 27409 USA
1 (336) 265-2837
info@21air.us
charters@21air.us

Executive Office

3650 NW 82 Ave, Suite 407
Doral, FL 33166
1 + (786) 254-6521

MIA OPS Center

3650 NW 82 Ave, Suite 407
Doral, FL 33166

Satellite OPS Center
1751 NW 68 Ave,
Building 706 Miami, FL 33122