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GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

June 21, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Following yesterday’s announcement of a four-unit 737-800BCF lease order from the West Atlantic Group, GECAS today said it planned to more than double its orders for 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, adding thirty more to the twenty-five it has already ordered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) and Boeing. We’ll start with someRead More

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

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

June 20, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

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

Chengdu launches air cargo development scheme

Chengdu launches air cargo development scheme

June 20, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

With air freight demand expected to soar across west and central China, cargo carriers and forwarders have a choice when it comes to selecting sites to develop their regional hubs. Although geography and infrastructure are among the top considerations, government subsidies and preferential policies are two factors which absolutely must beRead More

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