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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

AEI’s CRJ200 P-to-F program certified.

AEI’s CRJ200 P-to-F program certified.

October 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The US Federal Aviation Administration granted Supplemental Type Certification to Aeronautical Engineers, Inc for its CRJ200 large-door passenger-to-freighter conversion program. The conformity aircraft (7029, ex-SkyWest Airlines) was converted at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami, but has now been ferried to Commercial Jet’s Dothan facility for painting into the liveryRead 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

Atlas orders nine 767-300BCF conversions

Atlas orders nine 767-300BCF conversions

October 11, 2016 at 4:58 am 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) placed a firm order with Boeing for passenger-to freighter conversion of nine 767-300s. As Cargo Facts speculated last month, this includes four conversion orders previously attributed to an unidentified customer. The order comes as no surprise, as Atlas’ recent agreement with Amazon requires it toRead 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

A321 P2F passes first major milestone

A321 P2F passes first major milestone

August 29, 2016 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion program launched last year by EFW, the conversion and MRO joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review. The next step will be completion of the Critical Design Review, whitch EFW says it expects “in the coming months.” The A321 P2FRead More