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Wait a minute, you can’t do this to a narrowbody!

Wait a minute, you can’t do this to a narrowbody!

September 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

The narrowbody passenger-to-freighter conversion market has been hot for the last several years, and conversion houses are constantly upgrading their existing programs and introducing new ones to match the growing demand. But let’s be honest: there really aren’t that many active conversion programs, and they’re all based on the prettyRead More

IAG Cargo and Qatar Airways consider expanding partnership

September 15, 2014 at 10:05 am 0 comments

IAG Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo signed a block space agreement in May, under which Qatar provides space on five weekly Hong Kong-London 777F flights. Now the two are considering expanding the agreement to cover more routes in Asia. Speaking with Cargo Forwarder Global, Dave Shepherd, Head of Commercial atRead More

Legal troubles pile up for Centurion

Legal troubles pile up for Centurion

September 12, 2014 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Lessor AWAS has filed lawsuits against Miami-based all-cargo operator Centurion Air Cargo alleging a reported $10.2 million in unpaid aircraft lease rentals. As we reported last week, fuel supplier Chemoil took legal action against Centurion earlier this year, claiming the carrier and its affiliate SkyLease Cargo were past due onRead More

Court rules Polet must return AN-124 to IFC

September 12, 2014 at 7:07 am 0 comments

Legal woes continue for Russia’s Polet Airlines, which has been ordered to return at least one of its two remaining An-124 freighters after losing a long-running court battle with the aircraft’s lessor Ilyushin Finance Corp (IFC). One of IFC’s owners, Alexander Lebedev, took Polet to court in February, claiming thatRead More

Swiftair orders four 737-400 conversions from AEI

Swiftair orders four 737-400 conversions from AEI

September 11, 2014 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Spain-based Swiftair placed a firm order for four 737-400 P-to-F conversions from Aeronautical Engineeers Inc, with an option for an additional four. The first aircraft (24438, ex-Samair) is in conversion at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami, the second (24445, ex-Wat Phnom Airlines) will enter conversion at the same facilityRead More

American and US Air complete cargo merger

September 11, 2014 at 10:39 am 0 comments

American Airways and US Airways will complete the merger of their cargo operations and transition to a single air waybill effective 20 October, under the American Airlines Cargo brand. The carriers have been integrating their operations at shared cargo locations since the beginning of 2014.

What is going on in Europe?

What is going on in Europe?

September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am 0 comments

While all indications are that carriers and airports in the rest of the world will report continuing strong cargo growth for August, Europe’s big three carriers are still appear to be operating in the cargo environment of two years ago. As has been widely reported, Air France-KLM’s cargo operation hasRead More

SIA reduces its cargo losses

September 10, 2014 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Singapore Airlines Cargo reported an operating loss of US$14 million, an improvement over the US$32 million loss in 1QFY14. Singapore Airlines said cargo revenue declined in the quarter. The carrier did not reveal the amount of revenue generated by cargo, nor the percentage drop from the comparison quarter, but didRead More