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Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

June 20, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is onRead More

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

June 19, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

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

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

June 19, 2017 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Two months ago, we noted UPS’ purchase of a 767-300ER  (33494) from Japan Airlines, and predicted that, after a maintenance stop at Goodyear Airport (GYR), it would fly off to whichever conversion center Boeing decided to use to convert it to BCF freighter configuration. We also predicted that this was the firstRead More

The technology of airfreight

The technology of airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Most of us have come across a colleague or friend bemoaning the air freight industry’s inability to “innovate” or “modernize”. If you have not, try bringing up electronic air waybill penetration during your next cocktail party – after more than a decade of pushing carriers to go paperless, adoption isRead More

Modern Logistics commences operations

Modern Logistics commences operations

June 15, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

After a few years in a prolonged “start-up” state, Brazilian all-cargo carrier, Modern Logistics launched operations earlier this week, with its first revenue flight between Campinas Viracopos (VCP) and Recife (REC) with its sole 737-400F. Back in early 2015, it appeared the carrier was poised for immediate rapid growth, butRead More

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

June 14, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Updated 16 June, 2017.  With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as what we saw in March, but definitely stronger than April. And since demand worldwide (whetherRead More

Shifting sands in the Middle East

Shifting sands in the Middle East

June 13, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

It wasn’t that long ago that, in the air freight world, “big news from the Middle East” was just a way of saying that Emirates had reported another double-digit increase in cargo volume. Then, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways joined the conversation, regularly reporting gains approaching, and sometimes surpassing, 20%.Read More

Atlas Air will operate a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Yangtze River Airlines in the  HNA Modern Logistics network.

Cargo Facts Symposium to feature fireside chat with Atlas CEO, William Flynn

June 13, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with: William (‘Bill’) Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Flynn’s career in transportation and supply chain management spans forty-years, during which he has held a variety ofRead More