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Boeing granted authority to offer 737-800BCF

Boeing granted authority to offer 737-800BCF

October 23, 2014 at 8:23 am 0 comments

The first news from the Cargo Facts Symposium in Miami today is that the Boeing Board has granted the company authority to offer a 737-800BCF passenger-to-freighter conversion program. The “authority to offer” is not the same as a formal launch of the program, which remains dependent on Boeing securing aRead More

A good month for airfreight in Hong Kong

A good month for airfreight in Hong Kong

October 22, 2014 at 8:52 am 0 comments

When we posted a summary last week of the early September results from the world’s major cargo carriers, airports, and handlers, neither Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong International Airport, nor Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) had reported. With data now available from all three, we can say that theRead More

Narrowbody fleet, Part III

Narrowbody fleet, Part III

October 21, 2014 at 8:31 am 0 comments

Last week we began a three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody freighter fleet with a look at who is operating the 546 freighters of nine main types in the fleet. Yesterday we continued by breaking down the fleet in three ways: type-by-type, by end user, and by geographical region. Today, we will conclude with lookRead More

AirBridgeCargo’s new 747-8F

October 21, 2014 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines took delivery of its sixth 747-8F (60687). This is something of an interesting transaction, as AirBridge had only formally ordered five 747-8Fs, the last of which was delivered in late 2013. However, the carrier announced earlier this year that it would acquire a sixth unit by November,  andRead More

Narrowbody fleet, Part II

Narrowbody fleet, Part II

October 20, 2014 at 8:03 am 0 comments

Last week we began a three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody freighter fleet with a look at who is operating the 546 freighters of nine main types in the fleet. Today we continue by breaking down the fleet in three ways: type-by-type, by end user, and by geographical region. Tomorrow, we will concludeRead More

Li to enter leasing business?

October 20, 2014 at 7:45 am 0 comments

Will Li Ka-shing be cashing in on the aircraft leasing business? Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, known as “Asia’s richest man,” made some recent moves indicating he wants to invest in the US$200 billion global aircraft leasing business. A Reuters story said that his investment firm, Cheung Kong, is currently discussingRead More

The changing narrowbody freighter fleet

The changing narrowbody freighter fleet

October 17, 2014 at 10:54 am 0 comments

What is the most popular freighter aircraft in the world? We haven’t conducted a survey, but we’d be willing to bet that if you asked most people in the air freight industry, their answer would be “The 747-400F.” But they’d be wrong. To our knowledge, there are currently 191 747-400Read More

767 freighters for SF Airlines?

767 freighters for SF Airlines?

October 16, 2014 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Note: SF Express has now (19 October 2014) confirmed to Cargo Facts that it has indeed ordered 767-300 P-to-F conversions from Boeing  At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Hong Kong in 2012, George Li Dongqi, VP of Shenzhen-based SF Express, announced the company’s intention to add widebody freighters to theRead More