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Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

January 11, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

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

January 10, 2017 at 9:11 am 0 comments

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 narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 – Part II

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 – Part II

November 29, 2016 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Yesterday, in Part I of this three-part analysis, we began with an overview of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet as it stood at the end of October 2016, then looked at the currently available and recently launched passenger-to-freighter conversion programs, concluding with the observation that, even before the firstRead More

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part I

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part I

November 28, 2016 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody freighter fleet. You can read Part II here, and Part III here. When we looked at the fleet at this time two years ago, the most striking thing was the number of 757-200s flying in freighter configuration. With 242 unitsRead More

YTO Express Airlines recently ordered ten 737-800BCF conversions from Boeing.

YTO Express plans major airline expansion, and a new hub

October 26, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Yu Weijiao, the Chairman of Shanghai-based YTO Express, has been widely quoted as saying his company’s air arm, YTO Express Airlines, will expand from its current fleet of five freighters, to fifty by 2020. And further, that this massive new fleet would have a new base at an as-yet-unbuilt airportRead More

Spectre launches Bedek’s 737-800 P-to-F program, Air Incheon will lease 3

Spectre launches Bedek’s 737-800 P-to-F program, Air Incheon will lease 3

October 12, 2016 at 9:44 am 0 comments

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium in Miami, US-based Spectre Air Capital announced an order with Bedek Aviation Group for fifteen 737-800 and 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus rolling options for fifteen more. The first three conversions will be 737-800BDSFs for Korea-based Air Incheon, which will take the freighters fromRead More

Intrepid orders two 747-8Fs

Intrepid orders two 747-8Fs

October 7, 2016 at 9:13 am 0 comments

US-based lessor Intrepid Aviation reached an agreement with Boeing under which it will swap two of its current six orders for 777-300ER passenger aircraft for 747-8 freighters. Delivery of both freighters is scheduled for 2017, and Intrepid said both would go “on very long lease to one of the industry’sRead More

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

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

October 6, 2016 at 10:41 am 0 comments

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