Charles Kauffman

Charles Kauffman

Senior Editor

Charles Kauffman is the Senior Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts and weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. He holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, and an MA in International Relations from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Charles speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

GECAS and IAI partner to launch 777P2F program

SAN DIEGO – GECAS and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced the joint launch of a 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversion program yesterday, just as delegates began arriving here for Cargo Facts Symposium 2019. More than just a customer for the program, along with IAI, GECAS is co-funding the development of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the […]

柯林斯航空将于2020年第1季度重新交付Q300F

伊努伊特航空公司和柯林斯航空公司在4月份引进一架DASH-8-300(MSN 300)进行大型货舱舱门改装,并预计今年年底完工。 伊努伊特航空公司的销售和内部业务发展部经理大卫·范德兹瓦格向《货运事实》透露,目前,该改装项目正在位于蒙特利尔的伊努伊特航空公司飞机库中进行,一旦完成,该项目预计能在2020年第一季度获批一张STC,之后不久便会重交付给伊努伊特航空公司。 伊努伊特航空公司几年前就已经开发出了自己的小门Q300改装项目,并成功改装了两架自有的飞机。与柯林斯航空公司合作开发的大型货舱门STC将能够装载托盘货物和其他因体积过大而无法通过乘客门的货物。改装后的货机有效载荷约为6吨,与ATR 42F的大致相似。 伊努伊特航空计划从自己的机队中至少再选出两架Q300,使用大型货舱门对其进行改装。

Alaska Air eager to expand freighter fleet, faces delays due to MAX grounding

Alaska Air Cargo is looking to convert at least two more 737s currently operating in its passenger fleet to freighter configuration, but told Cargo Facts the continued grounding of the 737 MAX has made it difficult to secure approval to free up 737 NG conversion feedstock from its passenger fleet.   Following the deployment of three IAI-converted 737-700Fs beginning in September 2017, […]

Movers and shakers: Amazon and Chinese Express (global express fleet – Part II)

Yesterday, in part I, we began our four-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet.  Today in Part II, we’ll examine the fleets of relative newcomers to the industry, such as Amazon, SF Airlines and YTO Cargo Airlines. Tomorrow, Part III continues with a company-by-company overview of the three largest integrators, FedEx, UPS and DHL, […]

波音公司747-8F的订单积压量降至19架

积压的19架747-8F订单中,有大部分在未来是要交付给UPS的,而UPS对波音公司仍有15架同型号飞机的定期订单。至于波音订单薄中的其他四架飞机,尽管被指定给“身份不明的客户”,但这些飞机很可能最终会成为伏尔加航空集团(Volga-Dnepr Group)旗下某航空运输公司机队中的一部分。去年,在范堡罗航空展(Farnborough Airshow)上,波音公司和伏尔加集团宣布双方敲定了五架747-8F飞机的订单。今年3月份,波音公司向航空资本集团(Aviation Capital Group)交付了订单(64787)中的一架飞机,后者随后将该飞机租赁给了空桥货运航空公司(AirbridgeCargo)公司 [FAT 004793]。 于是,747-8F的未来将何去何从呢?目前,该型号飞机的产量正以每月0.5架的速度增长。如果没有进一步的订单或生产率的变化,747-8F的订单积压量将在2022年底左右枯竭。早在2016年,波音公司就已经在正式的场合暗示了该项目的结束不可避免。该公司在宣布其2016年第二季度的营收结果时表示,“如果我们无法获得足够的订单和/或市场,又无法降低生产和其他方面的风险,我们将能预料到我们会承担额外的、也许是重大的损失,有鉴于此,我们完全有可能决定终止747的生产。”
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