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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

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

January 12, 2016 at 9:55 am 0 comments

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

Two-in-one for AirBridge

Two-in-one for AirBridge

November 20, 2015 at 10:28 am 0 comments

It’s been quite a week for freighter aircraft. On Wednesday we reported a record four 757-200PCF redeliveries in one week by Precision Aircraft Solutions, but Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) deserves mention as well, for taking delivery of two 747-8 Freighters in one day. Technically, that day appears to have beenRead More

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

November 3, 2015 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Ten years ago, in November 2005, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) placed launch orders for ten and eight 747-8Fs, respectively. They were both well-established all-cargo carriers with significant 747-400F fleets, and both had been operators of the 747-200F. So it was not surprising that they would be first inRead More

The uncertain future of the An-124.

The uncertain future of the An-124.

October 7, 2015 at 10:39 am 0 comments

There has been much speculation recently on the whereabouts of – and even the operators of – Russia’s An-124s. Former operator Polet, which was forced to file for bankruptcy last year and has repeatedly been in the Russian courts since, fighting various creditors, is reported to have at last beenRead More