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First flight of the CRJ200 SF

First flight of the CRJ200 SF

July 22, 2016 at 10:42 am 0 comments

US-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers, Inc completed the first flight of the freighter-converted CRJ200. As we do whenever a new freighter type flies for the first time, we will welcome the newcomer with a few photos. AEI launched the program in cooperation with Bombardier (the CRJ’s manufacturer) in 2013. At firstRead More

Turboprop Freighter Fleet – Part III

Turboprop Freighter Fleet – Part III

June 13, 2016 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Last week, in Parts I and II of this three-part analysis of the worldwide turboprop freighter fleet, we offered an overview of the fleet, as well as a showing the entire fleet broken down by carrier, and then looked at the fleet in more detail on a type-by-type basis. YouRead More

Ukraine Air Alliance applies for US cargo rights

Ukraine Air Alliance applies for US cargo rights

November 12, 2015 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Ukraine Air Alliance applies for US cargo rights, and says it plans to acquire MD-80 freighters. Kiev-based An-12 operator Ukraine Air Alliance filed an application with the US Department of Transportation on 26 October for a foreign air carrier permit and an exemption authorizing the carrier “to engage in scheduledRead More

Conversion conundrums

Conversion conundrums

October 29, 2015 at 10:57 am 1 comment

The 2015 edition of the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium is officially over, and the speakers, delegates, and sponsors are flying back to their homes in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. We will publish a full report on the Symposium, the most successful and enjoyable in recent memory, inRead More

ACG orders 15 737-800 P-to-F conversions

ACG orders 15 737-800 P-to-F conversions

October 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm 0 comments

MIAMI — US-based lessor and asset manager Aviation Capital Group placed a firm order for fifteen 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI), with options for fifteen additional conversions. The announcement was made at the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in Miami. AEI launched its 737-800 conversion program last year,Read More

Narrowbody freighters III – The conversion market

Narrowbody freighters III – The conversion market

October 19, 2015 at 10:46 am 2 comments

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the present and future passenger-to-freighter conversion market. In Part I we provided a detailed snapshot of the current fleet – the view from 10,000 meters, so to speak. In Part II we analyzed the fleet on a type-by-typeRead More

Shakeup down under

Shakeup down under

June 26, 2015 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Changing business relationships in Australia and New Zealand are having a big impact on the air freight scene. Virgin Australia has for some time had an agreement with Australia-based forwarder and logistics services provider Toll Group, under which Toll managed the carrier’s Australian cargo (and used the Virgin Australia fleetRead More

GECAS places launch order for AEI 737-800 P-to-F

GECAS places launch order for AEI 737-800 P-to-F

June 19, 2015 at 10:26 am 0 comments

The narrowbody freighter boom continues. Aircraft lessor GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) closed the Paris Air Show with the announcement of an order with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc for up to twenty 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions. AEI was the first of the conversion houses to announce the formal launch of a P-to-FRead More