Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman

New Sichuan airline seeks CAAC approval for cargo ops

Sichuan Double Dragon Airlines, also known as “Shuanglong” was formally established as a joint venture funded by Zhejiang Changlong Airlines, or Loong Air, and the Sichuan Airport Development Group. Loong Air was launched as CDI Cargo Airlines in 2012 with a focus on narrowbody freighter operations. Since 2013, the airline has gradually shifted its focus […]

Kazakhstan’s Sigma adds country’s first 747F

Last week, a 747-200SF (23737, ex-Kalitta Air) landed at Shymkent (CIT) airport in Kazakhstan, on delivery to Sigma Airlines. The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan confirmed in early December that Sigma had registered the country’s first 747 freighter.   Previously, the aircraft had been operated by Kalitta Air, but had not been operated since December 2016. Kalitta confirmed to Cargo […]

Cargojet acquires 767-200BDSF

Updated on 7 August to incorporate the maintenance schedule for 21 Air’s two 767-200BDSFs, which are slated to return to service later this fall. In its 2Q earnings release, Canadian specialist carrier Cargojet said that it completed the purchase of a 767-200BDSF, which “is currently under lease to a third party,” Greensboro-based 21 Air. Cargojet […]

Widebody freighter transactions accelerate during first half of May

During the first fifteen days of May 2019, Cargo Facts recorded a total of fifteen freighter aircraft transactions, up three transactions month-over-month from April. In a major shift from last month, transactions involving widebody freighters represented 80% of the transactions during this period (twelve units) compared to just five units last month. Below, we include […]

Freighter orders, deliveries slow in 1Q19

Freighter orders and deliveries fell 5.6% last quarter to 14 deliveries and redeliveries of production freighters and freighter conversions, Cargo Facts reports. Cargo Facts tracks global freighter aircraft transactions in its FAT database here. Starting with orders for production and converted freighters during 1Q19, totals were significantly slower than during 1Q18, when fifty-two orders or […]
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