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Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part II

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part II

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Strategy August 16, 2016 at 9:58 am

Yesterday, in Part I of this three-part analysis, we quoted Boeing’s warning that, unless orders picked up, it was “reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” You can read Part I here, and Part III here. Today we continue with Part II Until recently, Boeing hasRead More

Is the end in sight for the 747?

Is the end in sight for the 747?

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy August 15, 2016 at 9:25 am

If there is one aircraft type that symbolizes commercial aviation, it is Boeing’s 747. Since the first 747-100 entered service in January 1970 (see the historic video at the end of this post), the manufacturer has delivered over 1,500 747s in several variants, up to and including the current offering,Read More

A massive freighter order from China Postal

A massive freighter order from China Postal

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Conversions, Premium Newswire December 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

Demand for narrowbody freighters is going off the charts in China. How many times have you read the words “e-commerce is exploding in China” on these pages? Probably enough times to be tired of hearing it, but that doesn’t make it any less true, or any less important to theRead More

Two more 777Fs, and a new hub strategy for China Southern

Two more 777Fs, and a new hub strategy for China Southern

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Premium Newswire, Strategy July 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

Last week we reported that China Southern Airlines was planning to add five freighters to its fleet over the next two months. It now looks like the only thing wrong with that report was the timing – one month might be a better guess than two, as three of the fiveRead More

China Southern to add 5 freighters in 2 months

China Southern to add 5 freighters in 2 months

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy June 24, 2015 at 10:38 am

The air freight business must be booming in Guangzhou. If reports in the Asian and European media, as well as in several fleet tracking databases, are correct, China Southern Airlines will add five large widebody freighters to its fleet in the next two months – three new 777Fs from Boeing, and twoRead More

“A billion here, a billion there…”

“A billion here, a billion there…”

Aircraft, Earnings, News, Strategy June 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

“A billion here, a billion there…” So starts the famous quote attributed to former US senator Everett Dirksen. In FedEx’s case, as when Dirksen first said it, it ends with “and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.” When FedEx last week reported its fourth-quarter results for the 2015 fiscal year, the gapRead More

FedEx accelerates aircraft retirements

FedEx accelerates aircraft retirements

Carriers, Express, Strategy June 5, 2015 at 8:33 am

At the beginning of June, FedEx Corp announced the permanent retirement of fifteen freighter aircraft, along with twenty-one related engines. The company said it made the move as it “continues to rationalize capacity and modernize its aircraft fleet.” The permanent retirements include: Seven MD11 airframes and 12 related engines ThreeRead More

Malaysia Airlines to end freighter operation?

Malaysia Airlines to end freighter operation?

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Premium Newswire, Strategy May 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

Faced with reports that it was planning to sell or lease many of its widebody aircraft – including its entire MASkargo freighter fleet – financially troubled Malaysia Airlines said it was “exploring fleet options.” This comment – or non-comment – came via the Malaysia Airlines twitter feed, in response to a Leeham NewsRead More