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The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

March 9, 2017 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Yesterday we began an analysis of the way the 1,002 widebody freighters currently in service are operated and how the different types of widebody freighters are distributed within the fleet by type. You can read Part I here, and today we conclude with an examination of the distribution by manufacturer, byRead More

What stands between Brussels Airport and another great cargo year?

What stands between Brussels Airport and another great cargo year?

January 13, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

What could stem rapidly expanding cargo operations at Brussels Airport? Trump, economic uncertainty, and Brexit would all have been acceptable answers, but these days it is the Brussels Government that stands between BRU and continued cargo growth. Unless opinions can be swayed, beginning 1 March, the Brussels government will abolishRead More

Atlas to begin CMI operations for NCA

December 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air, a subsidiary carrier of US-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, will operate a 747-400F (36134) for Japan-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), beginning January 2017 [FATs 003591 – 3592]. The companies said the agreement offered “an opportunity for additional aircraft in the future.” Atlas said it would fly the freighterRead More

Malaysia Airlines to spin off new MAB Kargo unit [video]

Malaysia Airlines to spin off new MAB Kargo unit [video]

May 27, 2016 at 10:32 am 0 comments

As part of a major restructuring program, Malaysia Airlines created a new umbrella company, Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG), and will spin off its former MASkargo operation as a standalone entity under that umbrella with operations launching in 2017. Assuming regulatory approval of the restructure, the new MAB Kargo unit willRead More

Load it up, and fly it away

Load it up, and fly it away

January 28, 2016 at 10:50 am 0 comments

With no earthshaking news breaking in the air cargo world today, we thought it a good time to post a couple of videos. We start with one that shows, from a pilot’s perspective, that getting a big freighter into the air is mostly about waiting. This is one of the AirRead More

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

January 12, 2016 at 9:55 am 0 comments

As we reported last week, 2015 was a strong year for new-build jet freighter orders. Today, we begin a two-part series in which we take stock of the overall state of the production freighter order books at Airbus and Boeing, and the state of the large widebody freighter fleet in general.Read More

Qatar Airways goes big in the charter market

Qatar Airways goes big in the charter market

August 14, 2015 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Qatar Airways acquired another freighter, this one specifically for use in the rapidly growing project cargo market. Qatar Airways ACMI-leased a 747-400BDSF (24998) from Turkey-based myCargo Airlines. The term of the lease is three months, after which Qatar will replace the converted freighter with a production 747-400F noseloader, also toRead More

After Paris II – The changing fleet

After Paris II – The changing fleet

July 14, 2015 at 9:44 am 1 comment

Yesterday we looked at orders deliveries and backlogs for the four commercial jet freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing. Today we turn our attention to the state of the large widebody freighter fleet as a whole, asking how the entry into service of the current generation of large freighters –Read More