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Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News, Photos+Videos October 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passengerRead More

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Capacity & Demand, News October 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

Two weeks ago, we predicted that when worldwide data were available for August, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand well into double digits. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their August analyses, and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand did indeed growRead More

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Aircraft, Conversions, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium, 321 Precision Conversions’ (321PC) and Luxembourg-based lessor and aircraft manager Vallair Capital announced that Vallair, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vallair Solutions sàrl, is the launch customer for  321 PC’s freighter conversion program for the Airbus A321-200. Vallair acquired the first unit to beRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Conversions, E-Commerce, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – A bustling crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Mandarin Oriental for the 23rd annual presentation of the Cargo Facts Symposium. Delegates were delighted to be greeted with news that worldwide air freight volumes for the month of AugustRead More

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Defining the E-commerce variable in air freight demand

Capacity & Demand, E-Commerce, News October 3, 2017 at 10:45 am

MIAMI — A bustling crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Mandarin Oriental for the 23rd annual presentation of the Cargo Facts Symposium, where once again, it was hard to avoid the topic of e-commerce, and its impact on the global airRead More

UPS, SF Holding jv wins regulatory approval in China

UPS, SF Holding jv wins regulatory approval in China

Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News October 2, 2017 at 10:57 am

Updated 10 October 2017. On 28 September, UPS and SF Holding (the parent company of SF Express), formally received approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce to launch the joint venture it announced in May. The joint venture will leverage the assets of both companies to enhance, and provide a widerRead More

Alibaba-affiliate Cainiao, currently handles 70% of China's e-commerce logistics.

Alibaba to invest heavily in logistics over the next five years

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News September 28, 2017 at 10:35 am

In what appears to be a shift away from an asset-light logistics model heavily reliant on third-party partners, China-based Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced plans to invest US $15.2 billion over the next five-years – with the ultimate aim of fulfilling domestic orders within 24 hours, and global orders withinRead More

Alaska Air Cargo introduces world's first freighter-converted 737-700BDSF,

Alaska Air Cargo commences commercial flights with 737-700BDSF

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

Alaska Air Cargo’s recently-redelivered 737-700BDSF (30794) entered into commercial service yesterday, carrying freight from Seattle, where Alaska Airlines is headquartered, to Anchorage, the airline’s center for regional cargo operations within the state of Alaska. As we have mentioned in the past, this is particularly noteworthy, as it is not onlyRead More