Conversions

Could Amazon's Prime Air freighters one day carry DHL Express packages?

Widebodies less likely to see second life as freighters

March 13, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

SAN DIEGO – After years of stagnant demand for widebody freighter conversions, 2016 saw the market suddenly bounce back. Last year, fourteen 767 P-to-F conversions were added to the global widebody freighter fleet (eleven 767-300BDSFs and three 767-300BCFs), and a similar number will be put into service in 2017. However,Read More

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

March 9, 2017 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Yesterday we began an analysis of the way the 1,002 widebody freighters currently in service are operated and how the different types of widebody freighters are distributed within the fleet by type. You can read Part I here, and today we conclude with an examination of the distribution by manufacturer, byRead More

The distribution of widebody freighters

The distribution of widebody freighters

March 8, 2017 at 9:14 am 0 comments

Last month Cargo Facts presented a detailed analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. That analysis (available here) showed that 75 airlines (down from 79 a year ago and 85 the year before that) currently operate 1,002 widebody freighters (up from 995), and that 150 (down from 164)Read More

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

March 2, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Last week, executives from YTO Express, and its airline subsidiary, YTO Express Airlines, were in Shaanxi Province in central China finalizing an agreement to establish a new joint-venture cargo airline in the province’s capital city, Xi’an. The launch of Northwest International Cargo Airlines (as the airline will likely be knownRead More

AEI 737-300 P2F Conversion at Boeing Shanghai

Hot market prompts new AEI conversion center

February 28, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Trying to secure a 737-Classic passenger-to-freighter conversion in 2017? Good luck, if you have not already nabbed a conversion slot. Conversion houses are facing unprecedented demand for narrowbody conversions, leaving the limited number of conversion lines with significant backlogs. Yesterday, Miami-based conversion house Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) selected Canada-based KFRead More

Could Amazon's Prime Air freighters one day carry DHL Express packages?

Amazon’s Prime Air to commence operations at CVG beginning in spring 2017

February 20, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

At the beginning of the month, Seattle-based Amazon announced plans to shutter its Prime Air operations at Wilmington Air Park (ILN) in Ohio, and construct a new “centralized air hub” at nearby Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky – just 110 km to the southwest. (For a more detailedRead More

ATSG looks ahead

ATSG looks ahead

February 16, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

In a presentation delivered at the Stifel, Nicolaus & Co Transportation & Logistics Conference, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) Chief Executive Officer Joe Hete and Chief Commercial Officer Rich Corrado painted a picture of where the company is now, and also provided some information about near-term plans and a glimpseRead More

YTO’s rapid expansion prompts order for three 737-300P2F conversions

YTO’s rapid expansion prompts order for three 737-300P2F conversions

February 15, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Almost exactly one year ago, Hangzhou-based YTO Express Airlines announced an order for ten Boeing 737-800BCFs (Boeing Converted Freighters), with options for an additional ten. This week, the carrier went public with a separate order for three 737-300 freighter conversions with PEMCO World Air Services. YTO’s new purchase commitment highlights itsRead More