Articles by: David Harris

Paris: Maindeck yes, belly no

Paris: Maindeck yes, belly no

June 26, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

This year’s edition of the Paris Air Show was different. The headline news at both the Paris and Farnborough Air Shows has traditionally been one or more (usually more) orders for large widebody passenger jets. This year? At the 2017 Paris Air Show, we know of only fourteen orders forRead More

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

June 23, 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

FedEx reported revenue up 21.2% y-o-y in its fiscal fourth quarter (ended 31 May) to a record $15.73 billion. Net income for the quarter was $1.02 billion, up from a net loss of $68 million in 4QFY16, and operating income for the quarter was $1.58 billion (compared to a $70Read More

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

June 21, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Following yesterday’s announcement of a four-unit 737-800BCF lease order from the West Atlantic Group, GECAS today said it planned to more than double its orders for 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, adding thirty more to the twenty-five it has already ordered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) and Boeing. We’ll start with someRead More

West Atlantic will be launch operator for the 737-800BCF

West Atlantic will be launch operator for the 737-800BCF

June 20, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Sweden-based all-cargo carrier West Atlantic Airlines placed a firm order with GECAS for the lease of four 737-800BCFs. GECAS, a launch customer for Boeing’s 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, will be the first customer to take redelivery of an -800BCF. The first of the four aircraft is currently in conversion atRead More

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

June 20, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is onRead More

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

June 19, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

At the end of the day today at the Paris Air Show, DHL Express and EFW jointly announced a firm order for four more A330-300 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus options for ten more. DHL was the launch customer for EFW’s A330-300P2F program, with a four-conversion order last year, and the firstRead More

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

June 19, 2017 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Two months ago, we noted UPS’ purchase of a 767-300ER  (33494) from Japan Airlines, and predicted that, after a maintenance stop at Goodyear Airport (GYR), it would fly off to whichever conversion center Boeing decided to use to convert it to BCF freighter configuration. We also predicted that this was the firstRead More

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

June 14, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Updated 16 June, 2017.  With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as what we saw in March, but definitely stronger than April. And since demand worldwide (whetherRead More