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PEMCO flexes its combi muscles

PEMCO flexes its combi muscles

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions October 20, 2017 at 9:47 am

PEMCO World Air Services passed a milestone yesterday in the development of its 737-700 Passenger-to-FlexCombi conversion program. Donning protective eyewear, John Chisholm, owner of Bahrain-based launch customer Chisholm Enterprises, made the final cuts in the skin of unit 30293, an ex-Yakutia 737-700 that will, following certification and redelivery, be operatedRead More

Recent freighter aircraft transactions

Recent freighter aircraft transactions

Aircraft, Carriers October 20, 2017 at 8:35 am

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on theRead More

A tale of two (Swiss) forwarders

A tale of two (Swiss) forwarders

Earnings October 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

Switzerland-based forwarding and logistics giants Kuehne+Nagel and Panalpina posted their third quarter results this week, and while the companies may be geographically close, their results are not close at all. Detailed third-quarter and year-to-date results for both K+N and Panalpina are shown in the charts at right, but here areRead More

Relief supplies air-freighted to Puerto Rico

Relief supplies air-freighted to Puerto Rico

Aircraft, News October 19, 2017 at 10:56 am

The Amur Foundation, a nonprofit public charity arm of the Amur Companies is providing logistical support to the disaster relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Working with New York City-based City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization, and Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, Amur transported over 82,000Read More

Suparna's first 747-400ERF

Suparna Airlines applies for new routes, suggests more freighters on the way

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Express, News October 18, 2017 at 10:59 am

On 16 October, the CAAC issued a bulletin summarizing a series of routes applied for by Shanghai-based HNA Group subsidiary, Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Express Airlines, also referred to as “Jinpeng Airlines” in Mandarin). In line with previously announced plans, the routes aim to connect Suparna’s main gateways inRead More

Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers, Earnings, News, Strategy, Traffic October 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

Yesterday, Korean Air took delivery of its twelfth 777F (62697),  as part of a plan to renew a fleet once heavily-reliant on 747-400BCFs and 400ERFs. This unit is on lease from GECAS, and was the fifth aircraft included as part of a sale-and-leaseback deal for five 777Fs between Korean AirRead More

The EU Commission has revived its case against 11 airlines for their alleged participation in a cargo cartel.

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

Airports, Carriers, News, Traffic October 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

When we summarized the worldwide air freight data from August, we predicted that, while demand would stay strong through September, the year-over-year percentage increase would probably show a slight decline. Why? Because it was in September 2016 that demand growth began to accelerate, making the year-over-year comparisons tougher. Looking backRead More

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

Asia, Conversions, E-Commerce, Express, News October 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

After more than a year during which the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration took little action towards approving new start-up cargo airlines (we recall Guangzhou-based Longhao was the last new venture to receive its AOC in December 2016, and subsequently commence commercial service in March 2017), there is suddenly a flurryRead More