Post Tagged with: "747-8"

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas expands its fleet

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of theRead More

An (adjusted) flying start for Atlas in 2017

An (adjusted) flying start for Atlas in 2017

Capacity & Demand, E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News May 3, 2017 at 10:54 am

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reported a net first-quarter loss of $752,000 (compared to a $471,000 profit in 1Q16), as total revenues rose 13.6% y-o-y to $475 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 19.8% to $24 million. Given the net loss, why was Atlas so pleased with theRead More

E-commerce drives expansion of express fleets worldwide

E-commerce drives expansion of express fleets worldwide

Aircraft, Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News April 12, 2017 at 10:24 am

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the jet freighter fleets of express companies worldwide. We start with some background, and then a look some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. Tomorrow and the day after, we’ll look at the big boys, and conclude with a look into theRead More

Emirates SkyCargo will now have access to Cargolux's 747Fs

The distribution of widebody freighters

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News March 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

Last month Cargo Facts presented a detailed analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. That analysis (available here) showed that 75 airlines (down from 79 a year ago and 85 the year before that) currently operate 1,002 widebody freighters (up from 995), and that 150 (down from 164)Read More

747-8 – the state of the program

747-8 – the state of the program

Aircraft, Carriers, News October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

At the end of last week, Cargolux took delivery of a 747-8 Freighter. As we said in Friday’s post on that delivery, the Luxembourg-based carrier had already taken delivery of thirteen of the type, and this one, #14, is the last it will take. Several other carriers have also takenRead More

Boeing cuts 747-8 production rate

Boeing cuts 747-8 production rate

Aircraft, Premium Newswire, Strategy January 22, 2016 at 9:19 am

Boeing yesterday announced yet another cut in the production rate of its 747-8. The manufacturer said that in addition to its previously announced reduction of 747-8 production to one unit per month in March of this year, it would further cut the rate to 0.5 units per month (six per year) inRead More

How to build an airplane in 3 minutes

How to build an airplane in 3 minutes

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos September 25, 2015 at 9:40 am

As usual on a Friday, we have a video for you. Not cargo-related this time, but interesting for anyone who is any kind of aviation geek (which probably includes most of us). This is a time-lapse video showing the production of a 747-8 Intercontinental for Lufthansa.

Delivery of a modern freighter leads to some interesting history

Delivery of a modern freighter leads to some interesting history

Aircraft, Carriers, News March 6, 2015 at 10:40 am

Yesterday, Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux took delivery of the twelfth of fourteen 747-8 Freighters it has ordered from Boeing. Normally, that simple sentence above would be the extent of our reporting on the delivery. The 747-8F is no longer new, Cargolux already has eleven, so delivery of a twelfth isRead More