Carriers

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

June 28, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Last year, Cargo Facts reported on news that Bombardier, in cooperation with Canada-based Air Inuit, and B/E Aerospace (now a part of Rockwell Collins) was developing a new passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Q300 turboprop. The program is now progressing well, with news that shortly after Rockwell Collins completed conversionRead More

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

June 21, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Following yesterday’s announcement of a four-unit 737-800BCF lease order from the West Atlantic Group, GECAS today said it planned to more than double its orders for 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, adding thirty more to the twenty-five it has already ordered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) and Boeing. We’ll start with someRead More

West Atlantic will be launch operator for the 737-800BCF

West Atlantic will be launch operator for the 737-800BCF

June 20, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Sweden-based all-cargo carrier West Atlantic Airlines placed a firm order with GECAS for the lease of four 737-800BCFs. GECAS, a launch customer for Boeing’s 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, will be the first customer to take redelivery of an -800BCF. The first of the four aircraft is currently in conversion atRead More

Modern Logistics commences operations

Modern Logistics commences operations

June 15, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

After a few years in a prolonged “start-up” state, Brazilian all-cargo carrier, Modern Logistics launched operations earlier this week, with its first revenue flight between Campinas Viracopos (VCP) and Recife (REC) with its sole 737-400F. Back in early 2015, it appeared the carrier was poised for immediate rapid growth, butRead More

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

June 14, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Updated 16 June, 2017.  With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as what we saw in March, but definitely stronger than April. And since demand worldwide (whetherRead More

Atlas Air will operate a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Yangtze River Airlines in the  HNA Modern Logistics network.

Cargo Facts Symposium to feature fireside chat with Atlas CEO, William Flynn

June 13, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with: William (‘Bill’) Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Flynn’s career in transportation and supply chain management spans forty-years, during which he has held a variety ofRead More

Cargolux China to move forward as Henan Cargo Airlines

Cargolux China to move forward as Henan Cargo Airlines

June 12, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Representatives from Luxembourg-based Cargolux, and China-based Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Co (HNCA, an investment arm of the government of China’s Henan province which owns a 35% stake in Cargolux) met in Beijing today, and signed an “Airline Equity Joint Venture Contract” that will allow the two parties toRead More

HNA Modern Logistics lifts off – with Atlas Air

HNA Modern Logistics lifts off – with Atlas Air

June 6, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Ten days ago, we reported that China-based HNA Group had established a new subsidiary in the north-central city of Xi’an. HNA Modern Logistics Group, as the company is called, will focus on developing Xi’an into a global airfreight hub, a hub which, according to CEO Zhang Weiliang, will become theRead More