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Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

January 11, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we began our look at production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016 with an overview of the last five years, today we continue with a summary of the order, delivery, and backlog status of the four freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing, at the end of 2016. WeRead More

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

January 10, 2017 at 9:11 am 0 comments

All things considered, 2016 was a good year for the air freight industry. Full-year data are not yet available, but we expect that when the final numbers are tallied, we will see an increase in worldwide air cargo traffic of about 4% over 2015 – not spectacular compared to whatRead More

Breaking News: UPS firm-orders 14 747-8Fs

Breaking News: UPS firm-orders 14 747-8Fs

October 27, 2016 at 8:45 am 0 comments

Shortly after warning investors that the 747-8F was facing an unprecedented level of future uncertainty as the program’s order backlog dwindled, Boeing announced a massive firm-order for fourteen of the jumbo freighters (and options for up to 14 more) from express giant UPS. The order was announced simultaneously with UPS’ releaseRead More

New freighter, new directions for AirBridgeCargo

New freighter, new directions for AirBridgeCargo

October 10, 2016 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Last Friday, AirBridgeCargo, the scheduled-service subsidiary of Russia-based Volga-Dnepr group took delivery of its tenth 747-8F, during a ceremony held at Seattle’s SeaTac Airport. Though freighter deliveries are a frequent occurrence, AirBridge’s growth and success is closely interlinked with the future of the 747 program and thus deserves recognition. AsRead More

Intrepid orders two 747-8Fs

Intrepid orders two 747-8Fs

October 7, 2016 at 9:13 am 0 comments

US-based lessor Intrepid Aviation reached an agreement with Boeing under which it will swap two of its current six orders for 777-300ER passenger aircraft for 747-8 freighters. Delivery of both freighters is scheduled for 2017, and Intrepid said both would go “on very long lease to one of the industry’sRead More

Cargolux's 14th 747-8F at Boeing's Everett Delivery Center.

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

September 30, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Yesterday morning, at Boeing’s Everett, WA delivery center, executives from the manufacturer and carrier were on-site to celebrate the arrival of Cargolux’s newest 747-8. It was not really an earth-shaking surprise, given the Luxembourg-based carrier has already taken delivery of thirteen of the type. But this one, #14, is theRead More

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part III

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part III

August 17, 2016 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our three-part look at the future of Boeing’s 747 progam. In Part I we looked at the almost-fifty-year history of the 747, and noted Boeing’s warning that unless orders pick up, it is “reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” Until recently, Boeing has saidRead More

Is the end in sight for the 747?

Is the end in sight for the 747?

July 28, 2016 at 10:09 am 1 comment

If there is one aircraft type that symbolizes commercial aviation, it is Boeing’s 747. Since the first 747-100 entered service in January 1970 with Pan American World Airways, the manufacturer has delivered 1,522 747s in several variants, up to and including the current offering, the 747-8. For ordinary citizens theRead More