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 “FAT Data” tab at the top of the home page, or directly at http://cargofacts1.wpengine.com/fat/
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.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings acquired a 747-400F (30608, ex-EVA Air) [FAT 004675]. The aircraft was the last of three 747-400 production freighters EVA has retired over the past year – all of which have been acquired by Atlas. EVA continues to operate two 747-400BCFs alongside its fleet of three 777Fs. The BCFs will soon be replaced with two incoming 777Fs on order with Boeing – but unlike the production freighters, we doubt they will end up in Atlas’ fleet.
CargoLogicAir adds fourth freighter, plans for fifth. London-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) added a 747-400ERF (35170), bringing the all-cargo airline’s fleet total to four units, comprised of three 747-400Fs and one 747-8F [FAT 004679]. The UK-based carrier expects to have a fifth freighter operating in its fleet by 2020.
FedEx takes delivery of widebody freighters. FedEx took delivery of a 777F (40685) and a 767-300F (63099) from Boeing [FATs 004676-4677].
Mexico-based Aeronaves TSM took redelivery of an MD-83 SF (53292, ex-American Airlines) following conversion to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc., at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami [FAT 004678].
Another 757 for SF Airlines? Another ex-American Airlines 757 (27244) was ferried to Seoul (ICN), likely ahead of conversion to freighter configuration [FAT 004680]. Cargo Facts believes the aircraft will soon be inducted for conversion by Precision Conversions at one of its partner MRO facilities in Chengdu or Xiamen. This would be the sixth 757 conversion for SF sourced from former AA feedstock.
Aeronaves TSM took redelivery of a CRJ 200 SF (7341, ex-Air Wisconsin) following conversion to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers Inc., at the Commercial Jet facility in Dothan (DHN) [FAT 004681].
The first Cebu Pacific ATR 72-500 (828) was inducted for conversion to freighter configuration by IPR Conversions at the Sabena Technics Facility in Dinard, France [FAT 004682]. The aircraft is part of an order for two large cargo door conversions that Cebu Pacific placed in July of this year. Feedstock for both conversions will come from Cebu’s passenger fleet.