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The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News July 12, 2017 at 9:53 am

In Parts I and II of this analysis we looked at the turboprop freighter fleet in detail, breaking it down by operator, and discussing the changes to the fleet in the last year on a type-by-type basis. But turboprop aircraft are not the only choice for operators looking for small freighters,Read More

Cathay and DHL plan reorganization of Air Hong Kong

Cathay and DHL plan reorganization of Air Hong Kong

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Express, News, Strategy July 11, 2017 at 10:49 am

In an announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Cathay Pacific Airways and DHL Express said they had entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding covering a change in ownership of their Hong Kong-based joint-venture all-cargo airline, Air Hong Kong (AHK). In the MoU, the two companies say “it isRead More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 – Part II

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 – Part II

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News July 10, 2017 at 9:45 am

In part I of this analysis, we began our examination of the current turboprop freighter fleet with some background, and then offered a breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Today, in Part II, we look at the fleet in more detail by type, while in Part III, weRead More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

Aircraft, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News July 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of turboprop freighter aircraft in commercial service, starting with some background and then showing the breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Two years ago, in our analysis of the turboprop freighter fleet in 2015, we predicted that demandRead More

Mexico-based Estafeta Carga Aerea is replacing its 737-300Fs with -400Fs.

No slowdown in demand for 737 Classic conversions

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, Express July 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

As orders have rolled in for freighter conversion of 737 NGs, it is easy to forget that the 737 Classic Family freighters – 737-300Fs and 737-400Fs – are still in high demand. Today, 4 July, is the Independence Day holiday in the United States, so this will be just aRead More

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

Aircraft, E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy June 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

FedEx reported revenue up 21.2% y-o-y in its fiscal fourth quarter (ended 31 May) to a record $15.73 billion. Net income for the quarter was $1.02 billion, up from a net loss of $68 million in 4QFY16, and operating income for the quarter was $1.58 billion (compared to a $70Read More

West Atlantic will be launch operator for the 737-800BCF

West Atlantic will be launch operator for the 737-800BCF

Aircraft, Carriers, Express, News June 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

Sweden-based all-cargo carrier West Atlantic Airlines placed a firm order with GECAS for the lease of four 737-800BCFs. GECAS, a launch customer for Boeing’s 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, will be the first customer to take redelivery of an -800BCF. The first of the four aircraft is currently in conversion atRead More

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News, Strategy June 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

At the end of the day today at the Paris Air Show, DHL Express and EFW jointly announced a firm order for four more A330-300 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus options for ten more. DHL was the launch customer for EFW’s A330-300P2F program, with a four-conversion order last year, and the firstRead More