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PEMCO launches 737-700 conversion programs, books launch order

PEMCO launches 737-700 conversion programs, books launch order

April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today, PEMCO World Air Services formally launched passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi programs for Boeing’s 737-700. PEMCO, which was recently acquired by Air Transport Services Group, also announced a launch order from Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, parent of charter operator Texel Air, forRead More

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Hong Kong Air Cargo receives AOC

April 21, 2017 at 10:25 am 2 comments

It’s not every day a Hong Kong-based startup receives an Air Operator’s Certificate, in fact, it has been about twelve years since the last new-issue permit. Today, that changed when Hong Kong Air Cargo, a spin-off from combination carrier, Hong Kong Airlines was granted an AOC. More details are expectedRead More

United and Lufthansa enter cargo joint venture

United and Lufthansa enter cargo joint venture

April 20, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Yesterday, United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo signed a joint-venture agreement that will pave the way for extensive trans-Atlantic cooperation. In the near-term, both airlines will begin aligning their cargo IT systems to enable metal-neutral access to each-other’s cargo capacity between Europe and the US. Further integration will follow, with jointRead More

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

April 20, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

After a very poor start in 2016, air freight demand began growing in the second half, and a strong peak season brought the full-year increase in cargo traffic to 3.2% above 2015 level. Still, 2017 began with everyone nervous about  the possibility that, after the strong peak, demand growth wouldRead More

First A330-200 enters freighter conversion

First A330-200 enters freighter conversion

April 19, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

EFW inducted the first A330-200 for conversion to freighter configuration. The Chairman of EgyptAir Cargo (a pilot himself) flew it from Cairo to Dresden. And the plane actually carried revenue cargo on the flight – EFW tells Cargo Facts that with the cabin removed, the aircraft needed ballast, and, rather than useRead More

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

April 14, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide express fleet. In Part I, we started with some background, and then a look at some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. In Part II we looked at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedExRead More

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part II

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part II

April 13, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Today, in Part II of our annual analysis of the worldwide express fleet, we look at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedEx and UPS. We start with TNT, which was acquired by FedEx last year. (You can read Part I here.) As part of FedEx’sRead More

ASL Airlines Belgium leased two 747-400ERFs

April 7, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

ASL Airlines Belgium leased two 747-400ERFs (33516 and 35945, both ex-Korean Air) from Altavair [FATs 003780 and 3787]. ASL Aviation Group formed ASL Airlines Belgium to take over the former TNT Airways when FedEx acquired TNT last year, and, along with a large narrowbody fleet, operates two 747-400ERFs (now ownedRead More