Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of September

With the addition of two more 777Fs, Qatar Cargo’s fleet is up to twenty-five units.

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the website. This database is available to subscribers as an interactive tool on our website, and you can go to it from the “FAT Data” tab at the top of the home page, or directly at

Below, we include the transactions from recent issues of Cargo Facts Update, and we encourage you to make use of the FAT database here on our website.

US-based Kalitta Air acquired a 747-400F (26408, ex-Korean Air) [FAT 004659].

Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of two 777 freighters (62771, 62772) from Boeing [FATs 004654-4655].

Turkish Cargo took delivery of a 777F (65742) from Boeing [FAT 004661]. Turkish now operates three of the freighters, and has at least two more on order with Boeing.

FedEx Express took delivery of a 767-300F (43633) from Boeing [FAT 004656]. Boeing and FedEx jointly announced an order for twelve more 767Fs in June, and FedEx has since taken delivery of four others in addition to this aircraft, leaving twenty-eight aircraft to be delivered by the end of FY 2020.

UPS takes redelivery of two 767-300BCFs. The first unit (33493, ex-Japan Airlines) was converted to freighter configuration with Boeing at the ST Aero facility in Paya Lebar (QPG) [FAT 004657]. The second (33845, ex-Japan Airlines) was converted at the EGAC facility in Taipei (TPE), also with Boeing [FAT 004662].

Mexico-based Aeronaves TSM put an MD-80 into conversion (53290, ex-American Airlines) with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami [FAT 004658].

Janco Holdings Ltd agreed to ACMI-lease an A300-600F (733) from Uzbekistan-based Silk Road Cargo to support the launch of an own-controlled freighter operation, Hub Airways [FAT 004660]. Hong Kong-based Janco says it is looking to add a second aircraft in 2019.

IFL Group took redelivery of a CRJ 200 SF (8064) following conversion to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami [FAT 004663]. It is IFL’s third CRJ 200 SF and, like the previous two, it will enter service with the group’s carrier, Gulf & Carribean Cargo. A fourth CRJ 200 is still in conversion for IFL.

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