Aircraft

Relief supplies air-freighted to Puerto Rico

Relief supplies air-freighted to Puerto Rico

Aircraft, News October 19, 2017 at 10:56 am

The Amur Foundation, a nonprofit public charity arm of the Amur Companies is providing logistical support to the disaster relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Working with New York City-based City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization, and Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, Amur transported over 82,000Read More

Suparna's first 747-400ERF

Suparna Airlines applies for new routes, suggests more freighters on the way

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Express, News October 18, 2017 at 10:59 am

On 16 October, the CAAC issued a bulletin summarizing a series of routes applied for by Shanghai-based HNA Group subsidiary, Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Express Airlines, also referred to as “Jinpeng Airlines” in Mandarin). In line with previously announced plans, the routes aim to connect Suparna’s main gateways inRead More

Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers, Earnings, News, Strategy, Traffic October 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

Yesterday, Korean Air took delivery of its twelfth 777F (62697),  as part of a plan to renew a fleet once heavily-reliant on 747-400BCFs and 400ERFs. This unit is on lease from GECAS, and was the fifth aircraft included as part of a sale-and-leaseback deal for five 777Fs between Korean AirRead More

More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos October 11, 2017 at 10:26 am

At the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku yesterday, Jahangir Asgarov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), said that, in addition to an order for four 787 aircraft for his airline, state-owned Silk Way Airlines would order two more 747-8 freighters. Asgarov has been widely quoted in the Azeri media asRead More

First flight of the A330-300P2F

First flight of the A330-300P2F

Aircraft, Conversions, Express October 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

Late last week, EFW conducted a successful six-hour test flight of the first freighter-converted A330-300. This was actually the second flight, as the freighter did take off the day before, but, in the face of unfavorable conditions during Windstorm Xavier, landed after only a few minutes. Several more test flightsRead More

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News, Photos+Videos October 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passengerRead More

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Aircraft, Conversions, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium, 321 Precision Conversions’ (321PC) and Luxembourg-based lessor and aircraft manager Vallair Capital announced that Vallair, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vallair Solutions sàrl, is the launch customer for  321 PC’s freighter conversion program for the Airbus A321-200. Vallair acquired the first unit to beRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Conversions, E-Commerce, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – A bustling crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Mandarin Oriental for the 23rd annual presentation of the Cargo Facts Symposium. Delegates were delighted to be greeted with news that worldwide air freight volumes for the month of AugustRead More