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Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

January 11, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we began our look at production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016 with an overview of the last five years, today we continue with a summary of the order, delivery, and backlog status of the four freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing, at the end of 2016. WeRead More

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

January 10, 2017 at 9:11 am 0 comments

All things considered, 2016 was a good year for the air freight industry. Full-year data are not yet available, but we expect that when the final numbers are tallied, we will see an increase in worldwide air cargo traffic of about 4% over 2015 – not spectacular compared to whatRead More

A Southwest Airlines 737-700. Source: Wikimedia

Southwest Airlines cargo to go international in 2017

December 20, 2016 at 10:48 am 0 comments

For a carrier that flies only 737 narrowbody passenger aircraft, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines carries a substantial amount of freight throughout its domestic network – some 98,400 tonnes in 2015. Despite various interline agreements with international carriers, Southwest still lacks the ability to carry cargo to any of the international destinationsRead More

EGAT is Boeing’s new 767 conversion center

EGAT is Boeing’s new 767 conversion center

December 13, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Late yesterday, Boeing announced it had selected Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp (EGAT) to perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the manufacturer’s 767-300BCF program. Taiwan-based EGAT and Boeing have considerable shared history. In addition to its work as a heavy maintenance center for Boeing aircraft, EGAT also performed the conversion of four 747-400Read More

Just how good is this year’s peak season? [VIDEO]

Just how good is this year’s peak season? [VIDEO]

December 9, 2016 at 10:27 am 0 comments

After a series of years with disappointing peak-season demand, data from the first ten months of 2016 is providing convincing evidence that this year is different. Cargo Facts has been expecting a strong finish to the year since October, when we received word that peak season charters were already startingRead More

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

December 7, 2016 at 8:47 am 5 comments

David Harris, Cargo Facts‘ senior editor, has been named the Air Cargo Journalist of the Year for 2016 by The Seahorse Club, the London-based club for logistics journalists. Harris won for his piece, “Invisible cargo connections,” a wonderfully entertaining article published last September on the pieces of disparate evidence thatRead More

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

November 30, 2016 at 10:01 am 2 comments

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the state of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market at the end of 2016. You can read Part I here, and Part II here. Conversion from passenger configuration is the only source of narrowbody jet freighters.Read More

Global Buy, Global Sell

Global Buy, Global Sell

November 29, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Early last year, when Daniel Zhang took over as CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, he said the company was going to globalize, that the new goal was “Global buy and global sell.” In his view, Alibaba’s market was no longer China, but the world. But how to reach theRead More