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A new pod of ‘White Whales’ due in 2019

A new pod of ‘White Whales’ due in 2019

November 21, 2014 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Airbus is ramping up aircraft production, particularly of the A350, and to keep its supply chain moving smoothly the company  took the decision to upgrade its current fleet of five “Beluga” transport aircraft with five completely new units. The Belugas are used to transport major subassemblies between Airbus’ production sitesRead More

E-commerce booms in China – can express companies keep pace?

E-commerce booms in China – can express companies keep pace?

November 20, 2014 at 10:05 am 0 comments

HONG KONG — November 11 revealed more than just the profound growth in e-commerce in China. Singles Day in China on the 11th of November – a day of online shopping, not necessarily romance – spurred $9.3 billion of sales, and the truth is China’s express industry simply cannot keepRead More

China Postal rising?

November 20, 2014 at 10:02 am 0 comments

HONG KONG – We are hearing that China Postal Airlines is finding increasing favor with Alibaba. Reportedly, more Alibaba shipments are coming through Hong Kong via China Postal, at the expense of SF Express. While we don’t have data to determine exactly why or to what extent China Postal is takingRead More

SF Express eyes Europe

SF Express eyes Europe

November 18, 2014 at 10:48 am 0 comments

SF Express, China’s biggest private-sector express company, wants to expand into Europe. At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Hong Kong in April 2012, George Li Dongqi, President of Shenzhen-based SF Airlines (and VP of parent SF EXPRESS) said the carrier planned to expand its fleet from the then currentRead More

October launches 2014′s peak season

October launches 2014′s peak season

November 17, 2014 at 10:46 am 0 comments

With data now in from most of the world’s major cargo carriers, handlers, and airports, it looks safe to say that October was another good month for the air freight industry, and will provide a good springboard for this year’s peak season. It will be a few weeks before accurateRead More

Competing for feedstock

Competing for feedstock

November 14, 2014 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Ireland-based Fly Leasing (which is managed and serviced by US-based BBAM LP) said it has “agreed to sell eight of the 11 Boeing 757 aircraft in its fleet.” No information was provided regarding the purchaser of the eight aircraft, but Cargo Facts believes it is likely to be either DHLRead More

Blue Skies, nothing but blue skies…

Blue Skies, nothing but blue skies…

November 13, 2014 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Blue Sky Aviation Services, a startup all-cargo carrier based in Dubai, acquired an A300-600 Freighter (788, ex-Maximus Air) and says it will soon launch operations from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). This is hardly the first small all-cargo carrier to operate in the Gulf Region, and the acquisition of aRead More

AZUL to add dedicated ATR freighters

AZUL to add dedicated ATR freighters

November 12, 2014 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Azul will change from Quick Change to dedicated freighter operations. Brazil-based Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has for some time operated three of its ATR72-500s in Quick Change configuration, flying passengers during the day, and removing the seats for cargo operation at night. But according to reports in the Brazilian press, theRead More