Post Tagged with: "MD-11F"

End of an era, Martinair retires its MD-11Fs

End of an era, Martinair retires its MD-11Fs

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy July 8, 2016 at 9:37 am

  In the last two weeks, Martinair, the all-cargo subsidiary of Air France-KLM, retired its last two MD-11Fs (48616 and 48757) [FATs 003346 – 3347]. Martinair now operates three 747-400Fs and one 747-400BCF. Founded in the Netherlands in1958 as a passenger carrier by Martin Schröder (as Martin’s Air Charter), MartinairRead More

Lufthansa cargo targets new customer: the passenger

Lufthansa cargo targets new customer: the passenger

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos, Strategy March 18, 2016 at 10:27 am

Friday has rolled around again, and, as we often do, we are adding some videos to the day’s post. But first, the news: As part of an initiative to increase profitability in a challenging market environment, Lufthansa Cargo said it was enhancing its product portfolio. No surprise in that, as adapting toRead More

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, News January 12, 2016 at 9:55 am

As we reported last week, 2015 was a strong year for new-build jet freighter orders. Today, we begin a two-part series in which we take stock of the overall state of the production freighter order books at Airbus and Boeing, and the state of the large widebody freighter fleet in general.Read More

Around the world in 66 hours

Around the world in 66 hours

Aircraft, Airports, Carriers, Photos+Videos December 4, 2015 at 10:10 am

In this week’s issue of Cargo Facts Update, we published a brief note describing the belt-tightening measures Lufthansa Cargo will undertake following three difficult quarters in 2015. That note is included at the end of this post, and we will expand on Lufthansa’s plans at the beginning of next week (including someRead More

After Paris II – The changing fleet

After Paris II – The changing fleet

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy July 14, 2015 at 9:44 am

Yesterday we looked at orders deliveries and backlogs for the four commercial jet freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing. Today we turn our attention to the state of the large widebody freighter fleet as a whole, asking how the entry into service of the current generation of large freighters –Read More

EVA refleets as Martinair defleets

EVA refleets as Martinair defleets

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy March 17, 2015 at 10:44 am

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

Finnair exits the long-haul freighter market

Finnair exits the long-haul freighter market

Carriers, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy December 4, 2014 at 10:53 am

Finnair Cargo, the cargo arm of Helsinki-based Finnair, will end its long-haul freighter operations effective late December and from that time on rely exclusively on the belly capacity of its rapidly-expanding long-haul passenger fleet. In 2011 the Finnair Group took a 40% stake in startup carrier Nordic Global Airlines, andRead More

Western Global acquires another MD-11F

Carriers, Premium Newswire September 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

US-based startup all-cargo operator Western Global Airlines acquired another MD-11F (48545, ex-China Cargo Airlines) on lease from Neff Air. Western Global received its Air Operator Certificate in August and has now begun flying, operating an MD-11F (48435) for sister company Nordic Global Airline. It also has a third MD-11 freighter (48415)Read More