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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

Boeing Shanghai and SF ink maintenance deal

Boeing Shanghai and SF ink maintenance deal

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News July 24, 2017 at 10:24 am

Last week, SF Airlines, the Shenzhen-based air arm of China’s biggest express company, signed an agreement with Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co Ltd covering the carrier’s fleet of sixteen 737 Classic freighters, and five 767-300BCFs. SF’s first aircraft is currently undergoing a C-check at Boeing Shanghai’s MRO facility. The nose-to-tailRead 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

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

GAMECO will be PEMCO's third conversion center in China.

GAMECO is PEMCO’s third conversion center in China

Asia, Conversions, News July 6, 2017 at 10:12 am

One way to measure the demand for passenger-to-freighter conversions is through the partnerships formed by the conversion houses with MRO facilities. Most conversion houses have a facility of their own, but also have agreements with one or more MROs, allowing them to do more conversions than they could on theirRead 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

Air freight demand soars

Air freight demand soars

Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic July 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

Two weeks ago, when we looked at the first reports of May cargo data from some of the big carriers, airports, and handlers, the almost universal upward trend of growth compared to April led us to predict that when WorldACD and IATA published their complete worldwide summaries at the endRead More

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News, Strategy June 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

This week, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and China’s number-two e-commerce player (after Alibaba’s Taobao), JD.com entered into a strategic partnership to “leverage each other’s resources” to strengthen their joint logistics capabilities. As would be expected, China Eastern Airlines’ key resource on offer is its airlift capacity, while JD’s is itsRead More