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QR Cargo 747-8F

Qatar Airways takes delivery of first 747-8F, reveals orders for 777Fs

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

SEATTLE – Yesterday, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways was onsite at Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, WA to celebrate the handover of Qatar Airways Cargo’s maiden 747-8F (63199). The delivery of a second 140-tonne capacity nose-loading freighter is expected in November, and beyond that,  QR Cargo’sRead More

Suparna's first 747-400ERF

Suparna Airlines’ growing widebody fleet

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

Earlier this week, we reported that Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Airlines) leased a 747-400ERF (35235, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium opf Emirates) from Aircastle. We have since learned that the aircraft was not leased, but in fact purchased. In addition, Cargo Facts believes that this was the first of twoRead More

FedEx’s quarterly earnings take hit from cyberattack, hurricane

FedEx’s quarterly earnings take hit from cyberattack, hurricane

Earnings, Express, News September 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

After a record fourth quarter in its fiscal year 2017, FedEx’s 2018 fiscal year got off to a rougher start as TNT Express operations faced costly setbacks from a cyberattack, and as the company’s US operations felt the disruptive forces of Hurricane Harvey. Overall net income was down 17% year-over-year,Read More

Intrepid Aviation delivers second 747-8F to ABC

Intrepid Aviation delivers second 747-8F to ABC

News September 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

Last Friday, US-based lessor Intrepid Aviation acquired a 747-8F from Boeing (63781), and placed it on long-term lease with Russia-based AirBridgeCargo. Intrepid’s first 747-8F (63695) was delivered to AirBridge in April 2017, and last Friday’s delivery was the second, and final, aircraft included as part of the deal. The orderRead More

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

New ACMI-deals highlight growing demand for 747Fs

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

This month, Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) will begin operating a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s forwarding subsidiary, DHL Global Forwardin. Separately, Orlando-based National Airlines announced it had placed two 747-400Fs with China-based BST Logistics. Do these deals sound familiar? They should. Atlas has recently inkedRead More

Forwarders discuss Sea-Tac logistics challenges

Forwarders discuss Sea-Tac logistics challenges

News September 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

SEATTLE — The good times keep rolling for air cargo in 2017 with month after record-setting month, but an Airforwarders Association (AfA) panel at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) last night discussed an important point: How do you deal with too much of a good thing? “Sea-Tac’s current infrastructure wasn’tRead More

Could politics cool the hot market for air freight ?

Could politics cool the hot market for air freight ?

News September 12, 2017 at 10:56 am

Almost unanimously at airports around the world, 2017 cargo volumes are showing significant growth over 2016. Amsterdam (AMS), and Brussels (BRU), are no exceptions, having recently reported cargo volumes up 8.3% and 12.9% y-o-y, for the eight-month period through August 2017. Neither airport is uncorking the champagne just yet, however,Read More

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas expands its fleet

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of theRead More