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

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

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos May 27, 2016 at 10:32 am

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

Photos+Videos January 28, 2016 at 10:50 am

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…

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, News January 12, 2016 at 9:55 am

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

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos August 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

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

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy July 14, 2015 at 9:44 am

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

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

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

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Premium Newswire, Strategy July 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

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

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy June 24, 2015 at 10:38 am

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?

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Premium Newswire, Strategy May 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

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