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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

747-8 – the state of the program

747-8 – the state of the program

October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am 0 comments

At the end of last week, Cargolux took delivery of a 747-8 Freighter. As we said in Friday’s post on that delivery, the Luxembourg-based carrier had already taken delivery of thirteen of the type, and this one, #14, is the last it will take. Several other carriers have also takenRead More

Freighter aircraft leasing – Part III

Freighter aircraft leasing – Part III

September 28, 2016 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our three-part series on freighter aircraft leasing. In Part I and Part II we looked at the subject from the point of view of the leasing companies, today we turn from lessors to carriers, and ask a basic question: Why lease? Why would an airline choose toRead More

Freighter aircraft leasing – Part II

Freighter aircraft leasing – Part II

September 27, 2016 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Yesterday we began a multi-part series on freighter aircraft leasing with a look at the way in which a business that was originally fairly straightforward has become increasingly complex – you can see that discussion here. Today we look more closely at the lessors themselves, while tomorrow we will look atRead More

China promotes the development of all-cargo airlines

China promotes the development of all-cargo airlines

September 21, 2016 at 10:09 am 0 comments

In a recent CAAC policy announcement seen by Cargo Facts, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced radical changes to the way it approves and regulates new startup airlines – changes that Cargo Facts believes will promote the development of a greater number of larger all-cargo carriers like SF Express Airlines.Read More

The A350 brings yet more belly capacity

The A350 brings yet more belly capacity

September 13, 2016 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Last year, when the first A350-900 entered service with Qatar Airways, it received attention for the contributions the aircraft would make to the passenger experience. Comfort aside, however, Qatar Airways’ Chief Officer Cargo Uli Ogiermann tells Cargo Facts the A350 is fitting in well on his side of the company.Read More