When AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ parent Volga-Dnepr Group ordered five 747-8Fs in 2006, a few eyebrows were raised. Did Moscow-based AirBridge really have enough business to justify the purchase of five of the world’s most expensive freighters? After all, this wasn’t a top-tier cargo carrier like Lufthansa or Cargolux or Air France.Read More
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As we posted last week, Airbus is working on a new version of its well known Beluga — the supersized A300-600 the manufacturer uses to ferry subassemblies from one site to another. But the Beluga, and the 747LCF DreamLifter that Boeing uses for a similar purpose are not the first such freighters. WithRead More
Boeing pilots practicing for the Paris Air Show, where this Vietnam Airlines 787-9 will perform.
As we reported earlier this month, 2014 was a very good year for cargo operations at Hong Kong International Airport. The new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal handled 1.45 million tonnes in its first full year of operation, which Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) reported its full-year handle – adjusted forRead More
We’ve got two things to share to close out the week – a video on what it’s like to work as a freighter jockey, and the results of our thanksgiving contest. First, the contest: In a post on Vietjet’s decision to get into freighter operation, we showed a picture ofRead More