Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee

Weekly Wrap: Here come the A321 freighters

The A321F has very much been the star of the past week, with the first aircraft converted to freighter configuration by 321 Precision Conversions taking flight, the first EFW frame leaving Singapore on delivery, and a new operator committing to the platform.   In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss these developments and look ahead to […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s von Boxberg joins Cargo Facts Symposium panel

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that Dorothea von Boxberg, chief commercial officer and executive board member for product and sales at Lufthansa Cargo, will join Cargo Facts Symposium 2020, a virtual event on Oct. 27-28, to speak in a session titled “Refiling air cargo’s flight plan: Growth opportunities and obstacles in global airfreight.” This […]

Nose-to-tail freighter conversions in September FATs

Cargo Facts logged forty-eight freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) during the month of September, up five from the transaction volume recorded in August, as nose-to-tail redeliveries and inductions of freighter conversions defined the month. Aircraft contributing to growth of the Amazon Air fleet dominated 767-300 and 737-800 transactions. The Amazon Air 767-300BDSF fleet increased by two units with […]

Cargo Facts launches online freighter guide

Cargo Facts is pleased to launch a digital guide to the major freighter aircraft types currently in service around the world, ranging from the 747-8F to the Saab 340. The first-of-its-kind guide, accessed here by Cargo Facts subscribers, has been curated using data compiled by Cargo Facts and Cargo Facts Consulting, and provides information on […]

Ancra plans for record CLS deliveries amid surging P2F demand

U.S.-based Ancra International has ramped up its production of cargo-loading systems (CLS) as conversion activity intensifies, and expects to make a record number of deliveries in 2021. The company told Cargo Facts that, based on guidance provided by the various conversion houses, it recently upped its manufacturing output earlier this summer and is on course […]

No summer slowdown detected in August freighter aircraft transactions

Cargo Facts logged forty-three freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) during the month of August, nearly mirroring the volume of transactions recorded in July – so much for a summer slowdown. Transactions recorded during the period represent a balanced mix of carrier and fleet types. There were, however, some notable highlights among non-express all-cargo carriers, including: Russia-based […]

Engines amid Covid-19: green time for less green?

On numerous occasions last year, freighter redeliveries were delayed and test flights for new programs awaiting certifications were postponed. The culprit? The engines. Feedstock deemed suitable for conversion isn’t always equipped with engines that fit the needs of the cargo market, and the assets often trade separately. “Even weeks after converting the aircraft to freighter […]
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