Cargo Facts logged eighty-six freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) in April — one of the busiest months on record for freighter orders, acquisitions, deliveries, inductions and redeliveries.
In fact, April’s activity builds on an already eventful 2021 in terms of freighter transactions, with fifty-eight in January, eighty-one in February, and seventy-nine in March, and reflects the state of the air cargo market.
As with March, the type of aircraft involved spanned the gamut, from large widebodies down to regional turboprops.
Below is a complete list of FATs recorded last month. These transactions originally appeared on Page 14 of our May issue, available to subscribers.
Western Global Airlines acquired a 747-400BDSF (25452, ex-Asiana Airlines). The aircraft has been stored in Victorville (VCV) since 2017 [FATs 006127-6128].
U.A.E.-based Aquiline International acquired three passenger 747-400s (28025, 28029 and 28031, all ex-Transaero). All three are parked in Teruel (TEV) [FATs 006145-6147].
DHL Express took delivery of two 777Fs (66814 and 66815) from Boeing, and placed them with AeroLogic and Kalitta Air, respectively, for CMI operation [FATs 006152-6155].
Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West Airlines placed an order for five 777Fs from Boeing [FATs 006185-6189].
Turkey-based MNG Airlines placed an order for two A330-300P2F conversions with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), and inducted the first aircraft (879, ex-China Southern Airlines) [FATs 006101-6103].
DHL took redelivery of an A330-300P2F (1107, ex-Hong Kong Airlines) after conversion by EFW in Dresden (DRS), and ferried it to Malta (MLA) to be painted [FAT 006156].
CDB Aviation inducted for conversion an A330-300 (958, ex-China Southern Airlines). The aircraft was ferried from Guangzhou (CAN) to DRS [FAT 006165].
Amazon will place a pair of 767-300BDSFs with Cargojet for CMI operations within Canada later this year as part of a new deal [FATs 006104-6105].
Atlas Air acquired a 767-300ER (26259, ex-Condor) [FAT 006117].
Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) acquired two 767-300ERs (32973, ex-ANA, and 29603, ex-American Airlines) [FAT 006129 and 006164].
CAM also took redelivery of a 767-300BDSF (29430, ex-American Airlines), after conversion to freighter configuration by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Tel Aviv (TLV) [FAT 006148].
Jetran acquired a 767-300ER (29603, ex-American Airlines) [FAT 006130].
FedEx Express took delivery of a 767-300F (63123) from Boeing. The aircraft was ferried to Indianapolis (IND) [FAT 006131].
Amazon took delivery of a 767-300BDSF (25445, ex-Air Transport International) on lease from CAM, and placed it with Air Transport International for CMI operation [FATs 006149-6150].
SF Airlines acquired a 767-300ER (30112, ex-Air Canada) [FAT 006151]. The aircraft has been parked in Shannon (SNN) since November 2020.
YTO Cargo Airlines inducted for conversion a 767-300ER (33424, ex-Air Canada). The aircraft was ferried from Toronto (YYZ) to TLV to be converted by IAI [FAT 006157].
Cargojet Airways acquired and inducted for conversion a 767-300ER (24040, ex-Blue Panorama Airlines). The aircraft was ferried to TLV [FATs 006174-6175].
Northern Aviation Services (NAS) ordered four 767-300BCF conversions from Boeing [FATs 006190-6193].
Mexico-based MasAir will lease two A330-200P2Fs from Altavair in 2022 [FATs 006167-6170].
Malaysia-based Raya Airways took delivery of a 767-200BDSF (22224, ex-West Atlantic), on lease from CAM [FAT 006113].
FedEx Express removed from service an A300-600F (361) and ferried it to VCV to be parked [FAT 006116].
BlackRock’s Aviation Holdings III fund acquired a 757-200 (28833, ex Air-Astana) for conversion with Precision Aircraft Solutions [FATs 006158-6159].
AerSale acquired two 757-200s (29591 and 29592, both ex-American Airlines) [FATs 006108 and 006166].
National Airlines acquired a 757-200 (32381, ex-American Airlines) from AerSale [FAT 006171].
Aviastar-TU took delivery of a 757-200PCF (27054, ex-American Airlines), on lease from Airwork. The aircraft was ferried to Moscow (VKO) [FATs 006183-6184].
Titan Airways began operating its second A321-200P2F (1250, ex-Thomas Cook Airlines) on an ACMI basis for Amerijet [FAT 006141].
Uruguay-based Air Class acquired a second 727-200F (22983, ex-Sideral) [FAT 006163].
Spectre Air Capital inducted for conversion two 737-800s (30499, ex-Shenzhen Airlines, and 30467, ex-SAS). The former was ferried to TLV, while the latter was ferried to Tianjin (TSN). Both will be converted by IAI and are destined for DHL Express [FATs 006120 and 006137].
ASL Airlines acquired and inducted for conversion two 737-800s (33612 and 35550, both ex-Ryanair). The former was ferried to Jinan (TNA), while the latter was ferried to Shanghai (PVG). Both will be converted by Boeing [FATs 006121-6122 and 006181-6182].
ASL Airlines also took redelivery of a 737-800BCF (33603, ex-Ryanair). The aircraft was ferried from TNA to Shannon (SNN) [FAT 006132].
Aero Capital Solutions took redelivery of its first 737-800SF (28231, ex-Smartwings) from Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI), and placed it on lease with Georgian Airways [FATs 006114-6115].
GECAS took redelivery of a 737-800BCF (33819, ex-AnadoluJet), and leased it to China Central Longhao Airlines [FATs 006118-6119].
GA Telesis placed a top-up order for four more 737-800SF conversions with AEI [FATs 006123-6126].
BoComm Leasing took redelivery of a 737-800BCF (39393, ex-Shanghai Airlines), and leased it to China Postal Airlines [FATs 006172-6173].
JP Lease inducted for conversion a 737-800 (29930, ex-Aeromexico). The aircraft was ferried to TNA to be converted by Boeing [FAT 006178].
BlackRock acquired two 737-800s (30671, ex-Aeromexico, and 30704, ex-Regent Airways), and inducted the former for conversion with AEI in Miami (MIA) [FATs 006194-6196].
USA Jet Airlines acquired eight more MD-88s (53257, 53420, 49591, 49978, 53173, 49543, 49573 and 53380) from Delta Air Lines [FATs 006133-6134, 006142-6144 and 006197-6199].
Mexico-based Aeronaves TSM took redelivery of an MD-83SF (49941, ex-Austral Lineas Aereas). The aircraft was ferried from Dothan (DHN) to Saltillo (SLW) [FAT 006136].
DR Congo-based FlyCAA took delivery of its first ATR 72-500F (775, ex-Jet Airways), on lease from Aergo Capital [FAT 006162].
SprintAir acquired an ATR 72-500 (575, ex-Passaredo Transportes Aereos), ahead of conversion to freighter configuration by Aeroconseil [FATs 006179-6180].
Yukon-based Air North acquired its first ATR 42-300F (273) from FedEx. The aircraft had been operated by ASL Airlines Ireland [FATs 006138-6139].
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