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New Airbus freighter forecast

New Airbus freighter forecast

September 30, 2014 at 9:19 am 0 comments

Airbus released a new edition of its Global Market Forecast showing aircraft demand for 2014 through 2033. During the 20-year period Airbus predicts 31,358 aircraft will be delivered, of which just 803 will be freighters. The fleet prediction is based on average annual increases of 4.7% in passenger demand andRead More

Cargo earnings tumble at Qantas

September 30, 2014 at 8:23 am 0 comments

Qantas Freight, the cargo division of Australian flag carrier Qantas, reported freight revenue up 2.1% to US$891 million in its fiscal year ended 30 June 2014. The revenue increase was largely due to “the acquisition and consolidation of Australian air Express,” and that gain was offset by “lower Qantas FreightRead More

Saudia Cargo fleet revamp will hit lessors

Saudia Cargo fleet revamp will hit lessors

September 29, 2014 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Saudia Cargo, the cargo arm of Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia, confirmed what Cargo Facts has said since the beginning of this year: that it is the customer for four 777Fs (ordered by the Saudi government, but shown by Boeing as “Unidentified Customer”), which will be delivered between April andRead More

Flying the Fan Jet Falcon

Flying the Fan Jet Falcon

September 29, 2014 at 7:56 am 0 comments

This vintage-1969 Falcon Fan Jet 20 is arriving at Boeing Field from Fairbanks for a fuel stop en route to its regular base in Texas. Flown by charter operator Cherry Air, it operates on an ad-hoc basis flying time critical shipments. Although Falcons were at one time used in scheduledRead More

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

September 26, 2014 at 10:50 am 0 comments

A long-time user of the 737-200 for its Alaskan operations, Anchorage-based Northern Air Cargo began updating its 737 fleet in 2010 with the first addition of a 737-300 (N360WA – msn: 23553). A second 737-300 (N361NC – msn: 23260), seen here landing at Paine Field, was added in 2012. ThisRead More

Another 737 freighter for West Atlantic

September 26, 2014 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Sweden-based West Atlantic acquired a 737-300F (23513, ex-TNT Airways). The carrier tells Cargo Facts the freighter will be used as a maintenance spare/ad-hoc charter aircraft, operated by West Atlantic’s UK-based subsidiary Atlantic Airlines. In addition to a large fleet of ATP turboprop freighters, West Atlantic now has one 737-400F, sixRead More

Western Global acquires another MD-11F

September 26, 2014 at 10:47 am 0 comments

US-based startup all-cargo operator Western Global Airlines acquired another MD-11F (48545, ex-China Cargo Airlines) on lease from Neff Air. Western Global received its Air Operator Certificate in August and has now begun flying, operating an MD-11F (48435) for sister company Nordic Global Airline. It also has a third MD-11 freighter (48415)Read More

New A320/A321 P-to-F program announced

New A320/A321 P-to-F program announced

September 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

US-based PacAvi Group Inc said today that it “is spearheading a new program for conversions of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft from passenger-to-freighter configuration.” According to the announcement (the full text of which is included below), PacAvi “will be joined in this program by AeroTurbine, Inc., a wholly ownedRead More