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Amazon One – the first freighter in Amazon livery

Amazon One – the first freighter in Amazon livery

Aircraft, Conversions, News, Strategy, Traffic August 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Seattle. Just another city. Or maybe not. If you’ve ever ordered something online – a book, a kitchen appliance, a lawn chair, or anything else – Seattle is important to you, because that is where Amazon is (you did order that lawn chair from Amazon, right?). It is also where Boeing Field is,Read More

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

Aircraft, Asia, Photos+Videos July 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) completed production of “the world’s largest amphibious aircraft.” Before we go further, yes, the Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” was larger. Much larger. But it only ever flew once, and that flight was only about 1.5 km long and at aRead More

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy July 15, 2016 at 10:33 am

There has been much talk recently about the disintermediation of forwarders. Talk about cargo carriers bypassing their traditional forwarder customers and dealing directly with shippers. Even talk about e-commerce eliminating the need for forwarders altogether. But Cargolux, once known in the industry as “the forwarder’s airline,” has taken a stand inRead More

Happy 100th birthday, Boeing!

Happy 100th birthday, Boeing!

News, Photos+Videos, Strategy July 15, 2016 at 10:32 am

On 15 July, 2016 – exactly 100 years ago today — Boeing began making airplanes. We join the rest of the aviation world in toasting “Happy 100th Birthday,” and you can visit Boeing’s celebration webpage to see what the company itself has to say, but who better to have the lastRead More

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

DFW’s new cargo strategy paying off

DFW’s new cargo strategy paying off

Airports, Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy June 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

Smack in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, at the crossroads of Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road, lies an unassuming store fronting a large sign that reads, “Avocado Lady.” Curious visitors to Shanghai are often intrigued by the shop’s name, and venture inside to see if there is indeedRead More

Atlas, Qatar, & Cargolux – a video summary of the week’s news

Atlas, Qatar, & Cargolux – a video summary of the week’s news

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos June 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

This week we have published breaking stories about three of the worlds biggest cargo players. At the Air Cargo China event we covered Cargolux’s new Cargolux China joint venture and hints about a third hub in the US, and Qatar Airways trans-Pacific ambition; while from the US came the story of AtlasRead More

Summit Air's ATR 72-200 undergoes LCD conversion in Toulouse with IPR's program.

IPR’s Large Door ATR Conversion gets certification [video]

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News, Photos+Videos June 3, 2016 at 9:46 am

On 23 May IPR Conversions received an STC from EASA for its Passenger-to-Large Cargo Door conversion program for the ATR 72-200 and ATR 42-300 families. IPR, which acquired Alenia’s ATR conversion programs last year, has already received approval for Structural Tube (that is, bulk load) conversion of ATR 72-200 andRead More