Conversions

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

Asia, Conversions, E-Commerce, Express, News October 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

After more than a year during which the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration took little action towards approving new start-up cargo airlines (we recall Guangzhou-based Longhao was the last new venture to receive its AOC in December 2016, and subsequently commence commercial service in March 2017), there is suddenly a flurryRead More

First flight of the A330-300P2F

First flight of the A330-300P2F

Aircraft, Conversions, Express October 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

Late last week, EFW conducted a successful six-hour test flight of the first freighter-converted A330-300. This was actually the second flight, as the freighter did take off the day before, but, in the face of unfavorable conditions during Windstorm Xavier, landed after only a few minutes. Several more test flightsRead More

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News, Photos+Videos October 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passengerRead More

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Aircraft, Conversions, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium, 321 Precision Conversions’ (321PC) and Luxembourg-based lessor and aircraft manager Vallair Capital announced that Vallair, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vallair Solutions sàrl, is the launch customer for  321 PC’s freighter conversion program for the Airbus A321-200. Vallair acquired the first unit to beRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Conversions, E-Commerce, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – A bustling crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Mandarin Oriental for the 23rd annual presentation of the Cargo Facts Symposium. Delegates were delighted to be greeted with news that worldwide air freight volumes for the month of AugustRead 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

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

IAI awarded STC for 737-700 P-to-F, Alaska Air Cargo to take redelivery

IAI awarded STC for 737-700 P-to-F, Alaska Air Cargo to take redelivery

Carriers, Conversions September 5, 2017 at 10:46 am

On Monday, Israel Aerospace Industries received an STC for its 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, and could redeliver the first freighter-converted 737-700F (30794) to Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo before the end of this week. Once redelivered, IAI, through its MRO and conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, will have redelivered not onlyRead More