Post Tagged with: "MD-11F"

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

Martinair to get the chop? All eyes on Amsterdam…

Martinair to get the chop? All eyes on Amsterdam…

Carriers, News, Strategy September 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

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)

Carriers September 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

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

Photos+Videos June 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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?

Carriers June 26, 2014 at 7:00 am

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

Carriers, Premium Newswire, Strategy June 13, 2014 at 10:06 am

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

Carriers, Premium Newswire, Strategy June 11, 2014 at 9:05 am

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