Aircraft

China Air Cargo prepares for takeoff

China Air Cargo prepares for takeoff

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Conversions, Express, News July 25, 2017 at 10:44 am

Eight months ago, we reported that startup Chinese all-cargo carrier China Air Cargo Co. Ltd was about to take to the skies. It had taken redelivery of its first freighter – a Precision-converted 757-200PCF, and was within weeks of receiving its Operating Certificate. As is often the case, the finalRead More

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Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos July 14, 2017 at 10:44 am

A few days ago, Seattle-area plane spotters were treated to a sight they’d never seen before. A huge plane appeared in front of Boeing’s Paine Field (PAE) production facility and images of it immediately went viral and it became a subject of discussion on internet forums frequented by airplane nerdsRead More

SF Express Airlines opens new hub at Shanghai Pudong

SF Express Airlines opens new hub at Shanghai Pudong

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, E-Commerce, News July 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

Following the recent termination of CAAC restrictions which had for months blocked Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) from launching new flights, SF Express Airlines seized the opportunity to bring China’s most populous city into its rapidly expanding air freight network. A new 25,000 sq. meter airside terminal will allow SFRead More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News July 12, 2017 at 9:53 am

In Parts I and II of this analysis we looked at the turboprop freighter fleet in detail, breaking it down by operator, and discussing the changes to the fleet in the last year on a type-by-type basis. But turboprop aircraft are not the only choice for operators looking for small freighters,Read More

Cathay and DHL plan reorganization of Air Hong Kong

Cathay and DHL plan reorganization of Air Hong Kong

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Express, News, Strategy July 11, 2017 at 10:49 am

In an announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Cathay Pacific Airways and DHL Express said they had entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding covering a change in ownership of their Hong Kong-based joint-venture all-cargo airline, Air Hong Kong (AHK). In the MoU, the two companies say “it isRead More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 – Part II

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 – Part II

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News July 10, 2017 at 9:45 am

In part I of this analysis, we began our examination of the current turboprop freighter fleet with some background, and then offered a breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Today, in Part II, we look at the fleet in more detail by type, while in Part III, weRead More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

Aircraft, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News July 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of turboprop freighter aircraft in commercial service, starting with some background and then showing the breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Two years ago, in our analysis of the turboprop freighter fleet in 2015, we predicted that demandRead More

YTO Express Airlines moves forward with plans for rapid fleet expansion

Aircraft, Asia, Conversions, News July 5, 2017 at 10:28 am

The carrier recently acquired three 737-300s for conversion to freighter configuration by PEMCO World Air Services at the STAECO facility in Jinan, and is reported to have also acquired three 757-200s for conversion by Precision Aircraft Solutions. Cargo Facts has confirmed that the three 737-300s are units 29407, 29408, andRead More