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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

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

Last week, executives from YTO Express, and its airline subsidiary, YTO Express Airlines, were in Shaanxi Province in central China finalizing an agreement to establish a new joint-venture cargo airline in the province’s capital city, Xi’an. The launch of Northwest International Cargo Airlines (as the airline will likely be knownRead More

More freighter orders for Boeing

More freighter orders for Boeing

Aircraft, Carriers, News February 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

January was kind to Boeing in terms of freighter aircraft orders – especially if you consider the 767-200C a freighter. To start, Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines converted two 777 passenger aircraft orders to freighters, and an unidentified customer ordered one 777F. As shown in the chart, this brings Boeing’s total orders forRead More

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

Aircraft, News, Strategy January 11, 2017 at 10:53 am

Yesterday, we began our look at production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016 with an overview of the last five years, today we continue with a summary of the order, delivery, and backlog status of the four freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing, at the end of 2016. WeRead More

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Strategy January 10, 2017 at 9:11 am

All things considered, 2016 was a good year for the air freight industry. Full-year data are not yet available, but we expect that when the final numbers are tallied, we will see an increase in worldwide air cargo traffic of about 4% over 2015 – not spectacular compared to whatRead More

The 500th 787

Aircraft, News January 7, 2017 at 11:08 am

Christmas came a bit early for Colombia-based Avianca, when Boeing delivered a 787-8 aircraft (37511) on 21 December, 2016. And not just any 787, but the 500th of the type to enter service since the first unit was delivered to All Nippon Airways in 2011. While it will be manyRead More

EGAT is Boeing’s new 767 conversion center

EGAT is Boeing’s new 767 conversion center

Aircraft, Conversions, News December 13, 2016 at 10:56 am

Late yesterday, Boeing announced it had selected Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp (EGAT) to perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the manufacturer’s 767-300BCF program. Taiwan-based EGAT and Boeing have considerable shared history. In addition to its work as a heavy maintenance center for Boeing aircraft, EGAT also performed the conversion of four 747-400Read More