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The worldwide express fleet: Part III

The worldwide express fleet: Part III

April 17, 2015 at 8:44 am 0 comments

Two days ago, we began a three-part look at the jet freighter fleet operated by, or for, the integrated express companies. Part I looked at the way the combined fleet has changed over time, while Part II summarized the changes on a company-by-company basis. Today we look ahead at how the fleetRead More

The worldwide express fleet: Part II

The worldwide express fleet: Part II

April 16, 2015 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at the jet freighter fleet operated by, or for, the integrated express companies. Part I looked at the way the combined fleet has changed over time, but there were also significant changes on a company-by-company basis, and that is what we will examine today, startingRead More

Lufthansa on the fence about more 777Fs

April 16, 2015 at 9:06 am 0 comments

As we have reported, EVA has decided to modernize its freighter fleet with 777Fs. But on the other side of the world, Lufthansa Cargo is hesitating. When the Germany-based carrier ordered five 777Fs from Boeing in May 2011, part of the deal was options on five more. Initially, Lufthansa had set March 2014, justRead More

EVA refleets as Martinair defleets

EVA refleets as Martinair defleets

March 17, 2015 at 10:44 am 2 comments

In the Netherlands, it appears that the time for talking has ended, as Air France-KLM has taken the axe to subsidiary carrier Martinair. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Taiwan-based EVA Air is looking to the future, with plans to place an order for five 777Fs. The disappearance of AirRead More

More freighters for AirBridge

More freighters for AirBridge

January 15, 2015 at 9:19 am 2 comments

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will take two more freighters into its fleet this year – and has said it is considering a further two. Speaking to Cargo Facts’ European editor Alex Lennane, ABC’s Executive President Denis Ilin said that one 747-400ERF, formerly oper­ated by KLM/Martinair Cargo (35233), was completing test flights in AmsterdamRead More

Saudia Cargo fleet revamp will hit lessors

Saudia Cargo fleet revamp will hit lessors

September 29, 2014 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Saudia Cargo, the cargo arm of Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia, confirmed what Cargo Facts has said since the beginning of this year: that it is the customer for four 777Fs (ordered by the Saudi government, but shown by Boeing as “Unidentified Customer”), which will be delivered between April andRead More

Saudia Cargo modernizes its freighter fleet

September 23, 2014 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Saudia Cargo returned its last 747-200F (24399) off ACMI lease to Veteran Avia. Saudia still leases one 747-300F from Georgia-based AG Air, but Cargo Facts expects that that freighter, too, will be returned when its lease expires, as part of Saudia’s fleet modernization program. Over the last five years, SaudiaRead More

Swiftair orders four 737-400 conversions from AEI

Swiftair orders four 737-400 conversions from AEI

September 11, 2014 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Spain-based Swiftair placed a firm order for four 737-400 P-to-F conversions from Aeronautical Engineeers Inc, with an option for an additional four. The first aircraft (24438, ex-Samair) is in conversion at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami, the second (24445, ex-Wat Phnom Airlines) will enter conversion at the same facilityRead More