Unlike many operators with snappy names, HeavyLift Cargo Airlines' (HCA) moniker is a straight description of the carrier's operation. In a fiercely competitive market, it has built a reputation for transporting almost any sizable object to any point on the globe, fast. Started in 1980 to fill a market need for an outsized cargo carrier, the airline began operations with a fleet of three Shorts Belfast freighters. Early work included a contract with Boeing to deliver 767 fins and ...


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