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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

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

July 15, 2016 at 10:33 am 0 comments

There has been much talk recently about the disintermediation of forwarders. Talk about cargo carriers bypassing their traditional forwarder customers and dealing directly with shippers. Even talk about e-commerce eliminating the need for forwarders altogether. But Cargolux, once known in the industry as “the forwarder’s airline,” has taken a stand inRead More

An AirBridgeCargo 747-8F. Photo: Maarten Visser/Wikimedia

Volga-Dnepr confirms acquisition of 20 747-8Fs

July 12, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

At the Farnborough Air Show today, Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group confirmed the acquisition of twenty 747-8 freighters from Boeing. The deal, which began as a Memorandum of Understanding signed at the Paris Air Show last year, also includes an agreement under which AirBridgeCargo and Volga-Dnepr Airlines (the scheduled service and charterRead More

Volga-Dnepr to firm up 747-8F orders?

Volga-Dnepr to firm up 747-8F orders?

June 21, 2016 at 10:58 am 0 comments

November may be the peak season for air freight, but July is the peak season for freighter aircraft orders. The big European air show that takes place every year in July (alternating between Paris and Farnborough) has long been used as a venue for showcasing major aircraft orders. Last year,Read More