Post Tagged with: "MD-11F"

Martinair to get the chop? All eyes on Amsterdam…

Martinair to get the chop? All eyes on Amsterdam…

September 4, 2014 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Update with breaking news: Our guess, and the rumors reported below, turns out to be correct. Following the extraordinary Board meeting in Amsterdam today, Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac announced that the carrier would “accelerate the retirement” of many of its freighters, reducing the fleet from fourteen units today,Read More

Global Associated Aviation (or: Son of Avient)

September 4, 2014 at 9:22 am 4 comments

The tangled lineage of companies descended from Avient Aviation just became even more tangled, with the announcement by the directors of Zimbabwe-registered AV Cargo that they had formed a new company, Global Associated Aviation Ltd, to offer a single MD-11F for short-term ACMI contracts. To make sense of this, oneRead More

Olá Brazil

Olá Brazil

June 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Just in time for the Brazil-hosted world cup, Lufthansa Cargo has taken delivery of its fourth 777F (D-ALFD, MSN: 41677), featuring the name “Olá Brazil.” All four of the carrier’s new 777Fs greet the markets in which they will operate as locals – “Good Day, USA,” “Jambo Kenya,” and “Ni Hao, China” came previously.

Another MD-11F for Western Global?

June 26, 2014 at 7:00 am 0 comments

US-based lessor GECAS leased an MD-11F (48415 ex-Shanghai Airlines) to an undisclosed customer, with the freighter now “in final prep for delivery”. The US Federal Aviation Administration shows a pending registration change for the freighter to N415JN, which suggests the lessee could be Western Global Airlines. Western Global, a startup controlledRead More

Lufthansa Cargo switches to lightweight ULDs

June 13, 2014 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Lufthansa Cargo has completed its switchover to an all-lightweight LD3 container fleet, with a weight saving of 14 kg per container. Lufthansa Cargo says it carries out close to 500,000 container movements per year, and the switch to the new lightweight LD3s will cut its annual fuel consumption by 2,000Read More

EVA confirms freighter fleet replacement

June 11, 2014 at 9:05 am 0 comments

EVA confirmed its plan to replace 747-400 and MD-11 freighters with 777Fs. Speaking at a ceremony marking the simultaneous delivery of two 777-300ER passenger aircraft last month, EVA Air Chairman Zhang Wei confirmed the carrier’s intent to replace its nine 747-400Fs and three MD-11Fs with 777Fs. Various EVA executives haveRead More

Lufthansa Cargo Fleet Developments

Lufthansa Cargo Fleet Developments

February 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

Lufthansa Cargo’s third 777F (D-ALFC, msn: 41676), seen here just after it was rolled out of the factory last month, is nearly ready for delivery. Last year, when the carrier received its first 777F, there was speculation that the 777s would replace MD-11Fs on a one-to-one basis, and for aRead More

Saudia MD-11F at LGB

Saudia MD-11F at LGB

January 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

From the Cargo Facts Archives comes Saudi Arabian Airlines’ first MD-11F, seen here on the ramp at Long Beach, where it was built, in the fading light of a winter afternoon in December, 1997. HZ-ANA (msn: 48773) was the first of Saudi Arabian’s four new-build MD-11Fs – three of whichRead More