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The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

Aircraft, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News July 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of turboprop freighter aircraft in commercial service, starting with some background and then showing the breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Two years ago, in our analysis of the turboprop freighter fleet in 2015, we predicted that demandRead More

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News June 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

Last year, Cargo Facts reported on news that Bombardier, in cooperation with Canada-based Air Inuit, and B/E Aerospace (now a part of Rockwell Collins) was developing a new passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Q300 turboprop. The program is now progressing well, with news that shortly after Rockwell Collins completed conversionRead More

Dash 8-100 joins the growing list of turboprop freighters

Dash 8-100 joins the growing list of turboprop freighters

Aircraft, Conversions, News May 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

In 2014, Canada-based Voyageur Airways, took on the development of a passenger-to-package-freighter conversion program for the Dash 8-100. The move was in response to an RFP “from a courier company looking for a regional aircraft solution to transport small package cargo.” Between then and now, Voyageur has undergone significant change,Read More

B/E Aerospace to lead large-door Q300 conversion program

B/E Aerospace to lead large-door Q300 conversion program

Aircraft, Conversions, News, Strategy October 6, 2016 at 10:41 am

Early this year we broke the news that Bombardier, in cooperation with Canada-based Air Inuit, was launching a large-door passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Q300 turboprop. At that time, Bombardier said:  “In support of this conversion, a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) will be developed under license by a specializedRead More

First flight of the CRJ200 SF

First flight of the CRJ200 SF

Aircraft, Conversions, News, Photos+Videos July 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

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

Aircraft, Conversions, News June 13, 2016 at 9:06 am

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

Turboprop freighter fleet – Part II

Turboprop freighter fleet – Part II

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News June 9, 2016 at 9:31 am

Yesterday, in Part I 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. You can read Part I here, and today, we look at the fleet in more detail byRead More

Bombardier launches Q300 P-to-F

Bombardier launches Q300 P-to-F

Carriers, Conversions, News March 2, 2016 at 9:31 am

Bombardier, working with Canada-based Air Inuit, launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for its Q300 turboprop. Air Inuit developed its own small-door Q300 conversion several years ago, and converted two of its ten Q300 passenger aircraft, but the new, Bombardier-backed conversion will offer an “optimized” cargo door allowing the loading ofRead More