Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee

GAMECO lands latest in string of 737 conversion line additions

Boeing plans to establish add another conversion line at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Ltd. (GAMECO), the planemaker announced on its official Weibo account. Beginning in 2021, the facility will have the capability to simultaneously convert up to two 737-800s according to Boeing’s STC. The MRO started converting 737-800BCFs this May, when BBAM inducted the first […]

Atlas Air’s Michael Steen added to Cargo Facts Symposium speaker faculty

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that Michael Steen, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Atlas Air Worldwide, will be speaking at Cargo Facts Symposium 2020. Steen will speak on a virtual roundtable session dedicated to the topic of widebody freighters, titled, “Big birds and plenty of pallets: Will renewed interest in widebody […]

Amazon sends more 767s to ATSG carriers

Air Transport International (ATI), affiliate airline of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), will increase the number of 767-300Fs operating on a CMI basis for Amazon Air by six units, according to a release from ATSG. By April 2021, ATSG now estimates its airlines will be operating thirty-eight 767Fs for Amazon by April 2021, including two […]

Weekly Wrap: A look back at the rise of Amazon Air [Video]

This week, the first 767-300ER registered directly to Amazon surfaced in the FAA registry. From its early days of launching a trial network in the fall of 2015, Amazon Air has quickly built up its network of own-controlled capacity, and is on track to operate a fleet of at least eighty-one aircraft by the end […]

Amazon registers its own 767-300ER

On Aug. 31, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Amazon.com Services LLC a temporary registration certificate for a 767-300ER (25274, ex-WestJet) the e-commerce giant had recently acquired [FAT 005606]. This is the first aircraft registered directly to Amazon, according to the FAA registry. Although it is early yet to tell if the acquisition is a […]

EVA Air prepares for more freighters with rejigged Boeing order

After just over a year of operating a freighter fleet comprised of five 777Fs, Taiwan-based EVA Air is again growing its freighter fleet and will place orders for three additional 777Fs from Boeing [FATs 005588-5590].  “In response to changes of market demands and continuous optimization of the network and fleet, the board of directors approved the adjustment of some aircraft that have not delivered,” according […]

AirBridgeCargo to become latest 777F operator?

On Aug. 17, a 777F in AirBridgeCargo (ABC) livery (66625) departed Boeing’s Everett (PAE) facility and headed for Sharjah (SHJ), ahead of service entry with the carrier.   Once in service, the number of 777F operators will grow to nineteen. But will that number include ABC?  Despite having left PAE, a few regulatory hurdles remain on the path to service entry, and the carrier declined to provide a […]

Narrowbody conversions surge in July freighter aircraft transactions

Cargo Facts logged forty-two freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) during the month of July, nearly double the volume of transactions recorded in June. While the velocity of deals involving widebodies remains elevated, as has been the case in recent months as a result of capacity constraints related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this month saw the return […]
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