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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

Cargolux China – the real story

Cargolux China – the real story

September 30, 2015 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Yesterday, as a “breaking news” sidebar in our story about the livery Cargolux used on a 747-8F to celebrate its forty-fifth anniversary, we cited a Reuters report that Cargolux was in negotiations with Boeing about the purchase of an additional five 747-8Fs for its “Cargolux China” joint venture airline. ItRead More

Is this the coolest freighter livery ever?

Is this the coolest freighter livery ever?

September 29, 2015 at 10:30 am 0 comments

If you want to be completely accurate about it, Cargolux celebrated its forty-fifth anniversary on either 4 March or 10 March of this year, depending on whether you count the starting point as the formal founding of the airline (4 March 1970) or the first flight (10 March 1970). SoRead More

Another strong performance from ABC

Another strong performance from ABC

September 22, 2015 at 10:43 am 0 comments

While many of the world’s major cargo carriers are reporting low, or even negative, growth in air freight demand, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) continues to go from strength to strength. The carrier, the scheduled-service subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, said cargo volume in August was up by more than 14%Read More