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Volga-Dnepr to firm up 747-8F orders?

Volga-Dnepr to firm up 747-8F orders?

June 21, 2016 at 10:58 am 0 comments

November may be the peak season for air freight, but July is the peak season for freighter aircraft orders. The big European air show that takes place every year in July (alternating between Paris and Farnborough) has long been used as a venue for showcasing major aircraft orders. Last year,Read More

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

April 29, 2016 at 9:21 am 0 comments

A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks morphed from perpetual mediocrity into one of the best football teams in the US. “So what?” I can hear you asking. “What does that have to do with the air freight industry?” And, sneeringly, from our European readers, “That’s not even football.” We’ll leaveRead More

AirBridge flies high

AirBridge flies high

February 16, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

What do you think when you hear a company describe its January performance as a “steady start to 2016”? The cynic in you probably expects they are trying to find words that will make a mediocre month sound better that it was. But when those words come from AirBridgeCargo, you’d betterRead More

Freighter orders bloom in 2015

Freighter orders bloom in 2015

January 5, 2016 at 10:40 am 0 comments

After what appeared to be a good start, 2015 turned into something of a limbo year for air freight. By March, with the one-time boost from the US West Coast ocean port labor strife fading, it became apparent that underlying growth in demand was relatively small, and the remainder ofRead More

Stunning growth at ABC

Stunning growth at ABC

December 21, 2015 at 10:46 am 0 comments

AirBridgeCargo continues to report cargo gains other carriers can only dream about. Although worldwide growth in airfreight demand has stalled in 2015, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC, the scheduled service subsidiary of Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group) is posting astonishing numbers. The carrier said cargo volume was up 27% y-o-y in November to 50,000Read More

Our deepest sympathy

Our deepest sympathy

November 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

We join the entire air cargo industry in mourning the deaths of six Volga-Dnepr crew members, murdered in the terrorist attack on a hotel in Mali by a group connected  to al Qaida. Official statement by Volga-Dnepr Airlines regarding the tragedy in Bamako, Mali: On 18-19 November, an AN-124-100 aircraft operated byRead More

Two-in-one for AirBridge

Two-in-one for AirBridge

November 20, 2015 at 10:28 am 0 comments

It’s been quite a week for freighter aircraft. On Wednesday we reported a record four 757-200PCF redeliveries in one week by Precision Aircraft Solutions, but Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) deserves mention as well, for taking delivery of two 747-8 Freighters in one day. Technically, that day appears to have beenRead More

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

November 3, 2015 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Ten years ago, in November 2005, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) placed launch orders for ten and eight 747-8Fs, respectively. They were both well-established all-cargo carriers with significant 747-400F fleets, and both had been operators of the 747-200F. So it was not surprising that they would be first inRead More