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Mexico-based Estafeta Carga Aerea is replacing its 737-300Fs with -400Fs.

No slowdown in demand for 737 Classic conversions

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, Express July 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

As orders have rolled in for freighter conversion of 737 NGs, it is easy to forget that the 737 Classic Family freighters – 737-300Fs and 737-400Fs – are still in high demand. Today, 4 July, is the Independence Day holiday in the United States, so this will be just aRead 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

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News June 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

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

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News June 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

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

Aircraft, Carriers, Express, News June 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

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

Carriers, News June 15, 2017 at 10:55 am

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

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic June 14, 2017 at 10:08 am

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

Carriers, E-Commerce, News June 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

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