Post Tagged with: "747-400F"

Two more 777Fs, and a new hub strategy for China Southern

Two more 777Fs, and a new hub strategy for China Southern

July 6, 2015 at 9:09 am 0 comments

Last week we reported that China Southern Airlines was planning to add five freighters to its fleet over the next two months. It now looks like the only thing wrong with that report was the timing – one month might be a better guess than two, as three of the fiveRead More

China Southern to add 5 freighters in 2 months

China Southern to add 5 freighters in 2 months

June 24, 2015 at 10:38 am 0 comments

The air freight business must be booming in Guangzhou. If reports in the Asian and European media, as well as in several fleet tracking databases, are correct, China Southern Airlines will add five large widebody freighters to its fleet in the next two months – three new 777Fs from Boeing, and twoRead More

Malaysia Airlines to end freighter operation?

Malaysia Airlines to end freighter operation?

May 4, 2015 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Faced with reports that it was planning to sell or lease many of its widebody aircraft – including its entire MASkargo freighter fleet – financially troubled Malaysia Airlines said it was “exploring fleet options.” This comment – or non-comment – came via the Malaysia Airlines twitter feed, in response to a Leeham NewsRead More

CAL upgrades its fleet

CAL upgrades its fleet

August 22, 2014 at 10:58 am 0 comments

CAL Cargo Airlines is an all-cargo carrier that operates a very small fleet of very large, and very old, freighters. In recent years, this has been a recipe for disaster, and we have seen one such carrier after another suffer financial losses and go out of business. Air Cargo Germany,Read More

More 747-8 Freighters for ABC

More 747-8 Freighters for ABC

August 8, 2014 at 10:59 am 0 comments

No one can operate freighters profitably any more, right? Wrong! Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC) operates nothing but freighters, and is doing quite well. Not only did the carrier report a record first half, but it is planning a major fleet upgrade. We’ll get to the first-half details below, but first, the fleetRead More

EVA confirms freighter fleet replacement

June 11, 2014 at 9:05 am 0 comments

EVA confirmed its plan to replace 747-400 and MD-11 freighters with 777Fs. Speaking at a ceremony marking the simultaneous delivery of two 777-300ER passenger aircraft last month, EVA Air Chairman Zhang Wei confirmed the carrier’s intent to replace its nine 747-400Fs and three MD-11Fs with 777Fs. Various EVA executives haveRead More

Last look – the Grandstar 747-400F

Last look – the Grandstar 747-400F

June 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

We’ve already reported about the recent demise of Grandstar Cargo International Airlines, but we wanted to take one last look at the Grandstar freighter. “The” Grandstar freighter, because the carrier only operated one aircraft – B-2427 (msn: 26401). A joint venture between Korean Air and Sinotrans, Grandstar’s fleet was toRead More

30 Years of Cargo Facts: The New 747-400F

30 Years of Cargo Facts: The New 747-400F

April 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

This scene looks suspiciously similar to what the Paine field flight line looks like today – in late April, 2011 – but this is May of 1993, and the brand-new 747-400F is doing some ground testing here, in front of a slew of 747-400s bound for Asian airlines including Malaysian,Read More