Aircraft

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

March 21, 2017 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Update, 21 March 2017: Late today, Amazon confirmed to Cargo Facts that it would be working with DHL, saying: “We are looking forward to the first Amazon planes appearing at CVG this spring and to working with DHL in support of our cargo operations. “ Lost in the coverage ofRead More

More freighters for Amazon?

More freighters for Amazon?

March 16, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Note — 17 March 2017: We have added a comment from Amazon at the end of this post. In the last 24 hours, we have heard from two separate sources that Amazon is in talks to acquire more freighter aircraft. How many more? Are you sitting down? None of the partiesRead More

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

March 16, 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Following its US$15 million seed round, a hyperloop transportation company TransPod, is opening offices in Canada, Italy, and France to position the company for increased global growth as it focuses on producing a commercially viable product by 2020. Dianna Lai Read, the director of communication for TransPod, told our newRead More

Could Amazon's Prime Air freighters one day carry DHL Express packages?

Widebodies less likely to see second life as freighters

March 13, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

SAN DIEGO – After years of stagnant demand for widebody freighter conversions, 2016 saw the market suddenly bounce back. Last year, fourteen 767 P-to-F conversions were added to the global widebody freighter fleet (eleven 767-300BDSFs and three 767-300BCFs), and a similar number will be put into service in 2017. However,Read More

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

March 9, 2017 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Yesterday we began an analysis of the way the 1,002 widebody freighters currently in service are operated and how the different types of widebody freighters are distributed within the fleet by type. You can read Part I here, and today we conclude with an examination of the distribution by manufacturer, byRead More

The distribution of widebody freighters

The distribution of widebody freighters

March 8, 2017 at 9:14 am 0 comments

Last month Cargo Facts presented a detailed analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. That analysis (available here) showed that 75 airlines (down from 79 a year ago and 85 the year before that) currently operate 1,002 widebody freighters (up from 995), and that 150 (down from 164)Read More

Blue Origin seeking NASA support for cislunar cargo transport

Blue Origin seeking NASA support for cislunar cargo transport

March 3, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace research and development company, reportedly sent a seven-page proposal to leaders at NASA describing its interest in supporting “future human settlement” on the moon with a cargo space craft it hopes to develop. A copy of the white paper was picked up and verified byRead More

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

March 2, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Last week, executives from YTO Express, and its airline subsidiary, YTO Express Airlines, were in Shaanxi Province in central China finalizing an agreement to establish a new joint-venture cargo airline in the province’s capital city, Xi’an. The launch of Northwest International Cargo Airlines (as the airline will likely be knownRead More