Conversions

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

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 – Part II

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 – Part II

November 29, 2016 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Yesterday, in Part I of this three-part analysis, we began with an overview of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet as it stood at the end of October 2016, then looked at the currently available and recently launched passenger-to-freighter conversion programs, concluding with the observation that, even before the firstRead More

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part I

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part I

November 28, 2016 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody freighter fleet. You can read Part II here, and Part III here. When we looked at the fleet at this time two years ago, the most striking thing was the number of 757-200s flying in freighter configuration. With 242 unitsRead More

A new all-cargo carrier in China, another to follow

A new all-cargo carrier in China, another to follow

November 7, 2016 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said it would grant an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to Guangzhou-based China Air Cargo Corporation, unless there was a credible objection by 18 November. In early December of last year, we reported that the CAAC had granted initial approval to the establishment ofRead More

AEI’s CRJ200 P-to-F program certified.

AEI’s CRJ200 P-to-F program certified.

October 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The US Federal Aviation Administration granted Supplemental Type Certification to Aeronautical Engineers, Inc for its CRJ200 large-door passenger-to-freighter conversion program. The conformity aircraft (7029, ex-SkyWest Airlines) was converted at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami, but has now been ferried to Commercial Jet’s Dothan facility for painting into the liveryRead More

YTO Express Airlines recently ordered ten 737-800BCF conversions from Boeing.

YTO Express plans major airline expansion, and a new hub

October 26, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Yu Weijiao, the Chairman of Shanghai-based YTO Express, has been widely quoted as saying his company’s air arm, YTO Express Airlines, will expand from its current fleet of five freighters, to fifty by 2020. And further, that this massive new fleet would have a new base at an as-yet-unbuilt airportRead More

New conversion program from Precision aims at e-commerce market

New conversion program from Precision aims at e-commerce market

October 24, 2016 at 10:47 am 5 comments

Following extensive research (and some alcohol-fueled commercial espionage activity) Cargo Facts can break the news of a soon-to-launch, e-commerce-focused P-to-F conversion program that will be offered by Precision Aircraft Solutions. Late one night at the recent Cargo Facts Symposium in Miami, and with the assistance of many drinks, we were ableRead More

Spectre launches Bedek’s 737-800 P-to-F program, Air Incheon will lease 3

Spectre launches Bedek’s 737-800 P-to-F program, Air Incheon will lease 3

October 12, 2016 at 9:44 am 0 comments

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium in Miami, US-based Spectre Air Capital announced an order with Bedek Aviation Group for fifteen 737-800 and 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus rolling options for fifteen more. The first three conversions will be 737-800BDSFs for Korea-based Air Incheon, which will take the freighters fromRead More