Post Tagged with: "Boeing"

UPS goes for 767 conversions

UPS goes for 767 conversions

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, Conversions, E-Commerce, Express, News April 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

As I write this in Seattle this morning, a 767-300ER, in Japan Airlines livery, is passing overhead, en route from Tokyo (HND) to Goodyear (GYR) in the US. However, while the livery might make you think this is a JAL aircraft, the registration tells a different story. Until last month,Read More

Another cargo-friendly widebody passenger aircraft takes off

Another cargo-friendly widebody passenger aircraft takes off

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy April 3, 2017 at 10:13 am

Boeing’s newest airplane, the 787-10, took to the sky for the first time last Friday. The blue and white jet took off from Boeing’s South Carolina facility and flew for almost five hours before touching back down. Test pilot Captain Tim Berg said “From takeoff to landing, the airplane handledRead More

BOC Aviation purchases two 747-8Fs on AirBridgeCargo’s behalf

BOC Aviation purchases two 747-8Fs on AirBridgeCargo’s behalf

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos March 31, 2017 at 10:13 am

Earlier this week, Japan-based Nippon Cargo Airlines cancelled its outstanding order for two 747-8Fs (NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders).  Today, the announcement of a firm two-aircraft order from Singapore-headquartered BOC Aviation appeared to soften the blow, but it will have no real impact on Boeing’s backlog, because it is part ofRead More

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos March 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

Japan-based NYK Group, parent of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), said it reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel NCA’s two remaining orders for 747-8 freighters. NCA was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an order for eight units in November 2005, and upping its total to fourteen in early 2007. However, byRead More

More freighters for Amazon?

More freighters for Amazon?

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy March 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

Note — 17 March 2017: We have added a comment from Amazon at the end of this post saying that there is no truth to these rumors. And, as we point out ourselves, the rumor of 400 aircraft does seem unfounded. In the last 24 hours, we have heard from twoRead More

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, Express, News March 9, 2017 at 9:06 am

Yesterday we began an analysis of the way the 1,002 widebody freighters currently in service are operated and how the different types of widebody freighters are distributed within the fleet by type. You can read Part I here, and today we conclude with an examination of the distribution by manufacturer, byRead More

Emirates SkyCargo will now have access to Cargolux's 747Fs

The distribution of widebody freighters

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News March 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

Last month Cargo Facts presented a detailed analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. That analysis (available here) showed that 75 airlines (down from 79 a year ago and 85 the year before that) currently operate 1,002 widebody freighters (up from 995), and that 150 (down from 164)Read More

Blue Origin seeking NASA support for cislunar cargo transport

Blue Origin seeking NASA support for cislunar cargo transport

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos March 3, 2017 at 10:55 am

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace research and development company, reportedly sent a seven-page proposal to leaders at NASA describing its interest in supporting “future human settlement” on the moon with a cargo space craft it hopes to develop. A copy of the white paper was picked up and verified byRead More