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The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

July 12, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

In Parts I and II of this analysis we looked at the turboprop freighter fleet in detail, breaking it down by operator, and discussing the changes to the fleet in the last year on a type-by-type basis. But turboprop aircraft are not the only choice for operators looking for small freighters,Read More

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

June 20, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is onRead More

New faces in high places

New faces in high places

January 24, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

This week brings three big executive suite changes, two directly in the air freight world (including David Bronczek’s promotion to President of FedEx Corp), and one very close to it. We’ll start with the latter: Etihad Airways: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways confirmed today that, as part of a major shake-up,Read More

TNT – the final quarter

TNT – the final quarter

April 26, 2016 at 10:46 am 0 comments

TNT published its first-quarter 2016 results. Or perhaps “final quarter” would be a better term, or “last full quarter.” After seventy years in business, TNT is counting down its final six weeks, with 6 June likely the day FedEx will formally acquire the Netherlands-based express company. But in the meantime, TNTRead More

Quikjet launches Indian domestic freighter service

Quikjet launches Indian domestic freighter service

February 17, 2016 at 10:53 am 3 comments

It has been a long time coming, but India-based all-cargo carrier Quikjet finally launched service, offering overnight flights connecting Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad with its single 737-400 freighter. Quikjet was formed as a startup in 2007, backed by various Indian investors, including the Tata Group. In 2012, Switzerland-based FarnairRead More

ASL to take over TNT Airways

ASL to take over TNT Airways

February 5, 2016 at 10:53 am 1 comment

  One of the biggest questions arising out of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express has been answered: Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group signed an agreement to acquire TNT’s airline operations, including both TNT Airways, and Spain-based Pan Air Lineas Aéreas. The agreement is conditional on the completion of FedEx’s acquisition ofRead More

ASL and  West Atlantic are raising cash

ASL and West Atlantic are raising cash

December 29, 2015 at 9:17 am 0 comments

The front-runner to acquire TNT’s two airlines – in terms of market speculation, anyway – is Ireland’s ASL Aviation Group and its 51% shareholder, Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). So it comes as little surprise that ASL has completed a funding round, worth US$110m, for “growth plans.” While no one isRead More

European (dis)Union

European (dis)Union

December 8, 2015 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Looked at through the lens of aviation, the European Union seems to be trying to go in two opposite directions at the same time. On one hand, the European Commission has just published what it calls “a new Aviation Strategy for Europe.” This four-part plan includes initiatives to accelerate theRead More