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The widebody freighter fleet — part IV

The widebody freighter fleet — part IV

February 10, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our four-part analysis of the worldwide widebody freighter fleet. In the first three parts we looked at the composition of the fleet as it stands at the beginning of 2017, and how it has changed over the last twelve months. You can read Part I here, PartRead More

TABY begins Saab conversions

January 10, 2017 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Scotland-based regional carrier Loganair awarded a contract to Sweden-based Täby Air Maintenance (TAM) for the conversion of two Saab 340B passenger aircraft to freighter configuration. Conversion will take place at TAM’s Örebro facility, where the first unit [187, ex-Aerolitoral] has already been inducted, and is expected to be redelivered thisRead More

ATSG acquires PEMCO

ATSG acquires PEMCO

January 3, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) significantly expanded its MRO footprint (and added a new conversion business) with the acquisition, announced this morning, of US-based MRO and conversion company PEMCO World Air Services. The acquisition was made through ATSG’s MRO subsidiary Airborne Maintenance and Engineering (AMES). PEMCO, which was owned byRead More

Expanded STC for IPR

January 1, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Switzerland-based IPR Conversions received an extension to its EASA-issued ATR conversion STCs, and can now perform conversions on variants of the ATR42/72-500 series. The newly-expanded STC covers both its large cargo door and structural tube conversions. Until now, all of IPR’s conversion have been completed in Toulouse. A steady flowRead More

EGAT is Boeing’s new 767 conversion center

EGAT is Boeing’s new 767 conversion center

December 13, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Late yesterday, Boeing announced it had selected Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp (EGAT) to perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the manufacturer’s 767-300BCF program. Taiwan-based EGAT and Boeing have considerable shared history. In addition to its work as a heavy maintenance center for Boeing aircraft, EGAT also performed the conversion of four 747-400Read More

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

December 7, 2016 at 8:47 am 5 comments

David Harris, Cargo Facts‘ senior editor, has been named the Air Cargo Journalist of the Year for 2016 by The Seahorse Club, the London-based club for logistics journalists. Harris won for his piece, “Invisible cargo connections,” a wonderfully entertaining article published last September on the pieces of disparate evidence thatRead More

Asiana brings new life to Bedek’s 747-400 conversion program

December 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

During the Cargo Facts Symposium, Rafi Matalon, Bedek’s senior director & GM Marketing and Business Development, announced that his company had received an order, from an unidentified customer, for two 747-400 combi-to-freighter conversions. Given the limited number of -400 combis in operation, the source of feedstock could have been winnowedRead More

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

November 30, 2016 at 10:01 am 1 comment

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the state of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market at the end of 2016. You can read Part I here, and Part II here. Conversion from passenger configuration is the only source of narrowbody jet freighters.Read More