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 CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to subscribers as an interactive tool on our website, and you can go to it from the “Freighter Data” tab at the top of the home page, or directly at http://cargofacts1.wpengine.com/fat/
Below, we include the transactions from today’s issue of the Cargo Facts Update, and we encourage you to make use of the FAT database here on our website.
Bulgaria-based Cargo Air put its recently acquired 737-400 (28489, ex-Enter Air) into conversion by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc [FAT 004078]. Cargo Air recently purchased the 737-400 from Aircraft Finance Trust Ireland. Following re-delivery, the carrier’s freighter fleet will grow to nine units, of which three are 737-300Fs, and six are 737-400Fs. Cargo Air has a tenth aircraft, a 737-400 (28038) currently on ACMI-lease to Astra Airlines that will be converted into freighter configuration at a later point.
Here is a video of a Cargo Air 737-400F in DHL/Cargo Air livery landing at East Midlands Airport:
UPS took delivery of the second of fourteen 747-8Fs (64265) it has on order with Boeing [FAT 004074]. And, in case you missed it, see yesterday’s report on UPS’ 3Q17 results.
For now, here’s a video of UPS’ first 747-8F in flight.
Another 767-300 in conversion for Kalitta. US-based Kalitta Air ferried a 767-300ER (26233, ex-Transaero) to Mexico City (MEX) where Bedek Aviation Group will convert it to freighter configuration at its Mexicana MRO Services facility [FAT 004076]. Kalitta already has three Bedek-converted 767-300BDSFs in its fleet.
Here’s a video of Kalitta’s first 767-300BDSF landing at Ypsilanti:
Meanwhile in Tel Aviv, Alaska Airlines’ second 737-700F (30793, ex-Alaska) has completed conversion, and is now undergoing flight tests prior to re-delivery.
Below, is a video of cargo being loaded onto Alaska Air Cargo’s first 737-700F:
Air Transport Services Group took redelivery of a 767-300BDSF (25195, ex-American Airlines) following conversion to freighter configuration by Bedek Aviation Group [FAT 004075]. We note that Bedek passed a milestone in late September, when it redelivered its 100th freighter-converted 767 (sixty 767-200BDSFs, and forty 767-300BDSFs).
Luxembourg-based lessor Vallair took redelivery of a 737-400F (26299, ex-Enter Air) following conversion to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc [FAT 004077].