Conversions

UPS goes for 767 conversions

UPS goes for 767 conversions

April 6, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

As I write this in Seattle this morning, a 767-300ER, in Japan Airlines livery, is passing overhead, en route from Tokyo (HND) to Goodyear (GYR) in the US. However, while the livery might make you think this is a JAL aircraft, the registration tells a different story. Until last month,Read More

Air Incheon will soon add a second PEMCO-converted 737-400F to its fleet.

Air Incheon orders more narrowbody conversions on higher cross-border demand

April 4, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Today, PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) announced it had reached an agreement with South Korea-based Air Incheon to convert a 737-400 (25857) into freighter configuration. As cross-border trade expands in the region, Air Incheon has found itself once again looking for more capacity. Last October, Air Incheon secured long-term leasingRead More

This freighter-converted ATR72 (463) will soon fly for DHL in Solenta Aviation's fleet.

Solenta Aviation to fly newly-converted ATR-72F for DHL

March 28, 2017 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Yesterday, South Africa-based Solenta Aviation took redelivery of an ATR72-200F, converted to large-door freighter configuration by Switzerland-based IPR Conversions Ltd., at its ASI-Maintenance facility in Toulouse, France. IPR holds the STCs to perform both bulk-load and large-door modifications on the ATR72-200 and -500 series turboprobs. The first STC is forRead More

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

Emirates SkyCargo will now have access to Cargolux's 747Fs

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