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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

More than just Amazon

More than just Amazon

May 6, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

As we reported yesterday, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings took the occasion of its first-quarter earnings release to announce that it had signed a 20-freighter/20%-stake deal with Amazon. You can read our discussion of that deal here, but lost amid the Amazon hooplah were the financial and operational details of Atlas’ first quarter.Read More

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

April 29, 2016 at 9:21 am 0 comments

A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks morphed from perpetual mediocrity into one of the best football teams in the US. “So what?” I can hear you asking. “What does that have to do with the air freight industry?” And, sneeringly, from our European readers, “That’s not even football.” We’ll leaveRead More

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

April 8, 2016 at 10:38 am 13 comments

It’s Friday, right? The day we usually try to lighten things up. Maybe post some videos, or find a bit of humor somewhere in the air freight world, or dream up a quiz. Today, we’ll combine most of the above. Not humor (unless you count the photo at right), but aRead More

AirBridge flies high

AirBridge flies high

February 16, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

What do you think when you hear a company describe its January performance as a “steady start to 2016”? The cynic in you probably expects they are trying to find words that will make a mediocre month sound better that it was. But when those words come from AirBridgeCargo, you’d betterRead More