Large widebody freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) have accelerated to eight, up from just three in March as COVID-19 disruptions pushed previously-idled 747-400 and similarly-sized freighters back into service.

A total of three 747-400Fs were acquired during the month of April as Western Global Airlines added a production 747-400F (29258, ex-Atlas Air) and as Moldova-based Aerotranscargo acquired two 747-400BCFs (24459 and 24458, ex-Thai). FedEx also added a net of one MD-11F after reactivating one unit (48551), and acquiring a second (48801) from Lufthansa Cargo. The express integrator parked a third MD-11F (48476).

Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction in Cargo Facts contains a unique FAT code linked to our FAT database. This database is available to subscribers as an interactive tool on our website at cargofacts.com/freighter-aircraft-transactions/.

For a complete list of FATs recorded last month, see Page 10 of our May issue here.

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