Aircraft

Alaska Air Cargo introduces world's first freighter-converted 737-700BDSF,

Alaska Air Cargo commences commercial flights with 737-700BDSF

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

Alaska Air Cargo’s recently-redelivered 737-700BDSF (30794) entered into commercial service yesterday, carrying freight from Seattle, where Alaska Airlines is headquartered, to Anchorage, the airline’s center for regional cargo operations within the state of Alaska. As we have mentioned in the past, this is particularly noteworthy, as it is not onlyRead More

Big freighters for sale, cheap… or, maybe not

Big freighters for sale, cheap… or, maybe not

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Strategy September 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

You’ve clicked “Add to cart” for those new shoes, the milk powder, and a couple of bottles of shampoo. But before you hit “Buy,” is there anything else you need? Books? Music? Electronic gadgets? No? Well, how about a 747-400ERF? Or, since they’re so cheap, how about three 747-400ERFs? That’sRead More

Suparna's first 747-400ERF

Suparna Airlines’ growing widebody fleet

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

Earlier this week, we reported that Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Airlines) leased a 747-400ERF (35235, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium opf Emirates) from Aircastle. We have since learned that the aircraft was not leased, but in fact purchased. In addition, Cargo Facts believes that this was the first of twoRead More

5 recent freighter deals that caught our eye

5 recent freighter deals that caught our eye

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, Photos+Videos September 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

The velocity at which freighter aircraft are bought, sold, leased and traded can be quite rapid, especially in a healthy market for air cargo. The past few months have been no exception, and there have been numerous freighter transactions that caught our attention. But just what makes a freighter transactionRead More

Suparna adds 747-400F, ultimately bound for Cargolux’s China venture?

Suparna adds 747-400F, ultimately bound for Cargolux’s China venture?

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers September 19, 2017 at 10:46 am

Update, 21 September 2017: Cargolux confirmed to Cargo Facts that there is in fact, no connection between Henan Cargo Airlines and Suparna’s recent 747-400F acquisition.  Last month, ASL Airlines Belgium returned a 747-400F (35235) to lessor Aircastle, and today the aircraft arrived in Hong Kong, where it is now onRead More

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

This month, Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) will begin operating a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s forwarding subsidiary, DHL Global Forwardin. Separately, Orlando-based National Airlines announced it had placed two 747-400Fs with China-based BST Logistics. Do these deals sound familiar? They should. Atlas has recently inkedRead More

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas expands its fleet

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of theRead More

C3 launches A320/A321 P-to-F conversion program

C3 launches A320/A321 P-to-F conversion program

Aircraft, Conversions, News September 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

California-based C3 Aerospace (pronounced “C Cubed”) formally launched passenger-to-freighter conversion programs for the Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft today. C3 did not release technical specifications for either freighter, nor any details about when it expects certification, but did provide some background information. Engineering for both the A320 and A321 conversionRead More