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Suparna's first 747-400ERF

Suparna Airlines’ growing widebody fleet

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

Earlier this week, we reported that Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Airlines) leased a 747-400ERF (35235, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium opf Emirates) from Aircastle. We have since learned that the aircraft was not leased, but in fact purchased. In addition, Cargo Facts believes that this was the first of twoRead More

Five recent freighter deals that caught our eye

Five recent freighter deals that caught our eye

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, Photos+Videos September 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

The velocity at which freighter aircraft are bought, sold, leased and traded can be quite rapid, especially in a healthy market for air cargo. The past few months have been no exception, and there have been numerous freighter transactions that caught our attention. But just what makes a freighter transactionRead More

FedEx’s quarterly earnings take hit from cyberattack, hurricane

FedEx’s quarterly earnings take hit from cyberattack, hurricane

Earnings, Express, News September 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

After a record fourth quarter in its fiscal year 2017, FedEx’s 2018 fiscal year got off to a rougher start as TNT Express operations faced costly setbacks from a cyberattack, and as the company’s US operations felt the disruptive forces of Hurricane Harvey. Overall net income was down 17% year-over-year,Read More

Suparna adds 747-400F, ultimately bound for Cargolux’s China venture?

Suparna adds 747-400F, ultimately bound for Cargolux’s China venture?

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers September 19, 2017 at 10:46 am

Update, 21 September 2017: Cargolux confirmed to Cargo Facts that there is in fact, no connection between Henan Cargo Airlines and Suparna’s recent 747-400F acquisition.  Last month, ASL Airlines Belgium returned a 747-400F (35235) to lessor Aircastle, and today the aircraft arrived in Hong Kong, where it is now onRead More

One of AirBridgeCargo's ten 747-8Fs.  Photo: Alex Kwanten

Intrepid Aviation delivers second 747-8F to ABC

News September 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

Last Friday, US-based lessor Intrepid Aviation acquired a 747-8F from Boeing (63781), and placed it on long-term lease with Russia-based AirBridgeCargo. Intrepid’s first 747-8F (63695) was delivered to AirBridge in April 2017, and last Friday’s delivery was the second, and final, aircraft included as part of the deal. The orderRead More

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

This month, Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) will begin operating a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s forwarding subsidiary, DHL Global Forwardin. Separately, Orlando-based National Airlines announced it had placed two 747-400Fs with China-based BST Logistics. Do these deals sound familiar? They should. Atlas has recently inkedRead More

First look at August cargo results

First look at August cargo results

Airports, Asia, Carriers, Traffic September 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

August results are now in from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, and it appears that growth in demand for air freight is continuing to be very strong. Some carriers and airports saw better results in August than in July, while others reported smaller gains, but theRead More

Forwarders discuss Sea-Tac logistics challenges

Forwarders discuss Sea-Tac logistics challenges

News September 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

SEATTLE — The good times keep rolling for air cargo in 2017 with month after record-setting month, but an Airforwarders Association (AfA) panel at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) last night discussed an important point: How do you deal with too much of a good thing? “Sea-Tac’s current infrastructure wasn’tRead More