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.

Join our ‘Aircraft Values in the Age of Coronavirus’ Zoom meeting (Subscribers Only)

Cargo Facts will hold a Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 2, at 11:30 ET to discuss the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on values for freighters and conversion feedstock. The Zoom meeting will feature Doug Kelly, senior vice president of asset valuation at AVITAS. He will provide analysis on how past crises have affected aircraft […]

Crew safety amid pandemic challenges cargo carriers

Sweden-headquartered West Atlantic Group is rethinking the process of crew transport, and preparing contingency plans to maintain its operational commitments during the COVID-19 outbreak. With increasing travel restrictions and dwindling passenger transport systems, crew transport and safety now loom among the most significant challenges to keeping the air cargo supply chain functioning amid the COVID-19 […]

ACS sees spike in freighter charters, tight supply for aircraft

U.K.-based Air Charter Service (ACS) is responding to a surge in cargo charters on the heels of escalating Covid-19 travel restrictions and flight cancellations that have led to dramatic reductions in global bellyhold capacity. What began in late February as an uptick in requests for lift out of Asia has, in recent weeks, evolved to […]

Amazon Air to hand over first 737-800BCF to Sun Country Air

Even as demand for passenger travel falters amid the Covid-19 outbreak, low-cost carrier Sun Country Air will soon be adding flights — not to carry passengers, but rather to haul cargo on behalf of Amazon Air. On March 22, a 737-800BCF (32348, ex-Pegasus) departed Shanghai (PVG) for Everett (PAE) ahead of redelivery to GECAS [FAT […]

Industrial output, trade holding so far, despite coronavirus pandemic [VIDEO]

Industrial output and trade has not plummeted to the same degree as passenger travel by the coronavirus pandemic as of today, Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting, said during an industry meeting convened by Cargo Facts. Cargo Facts hosted its subscribers — stakeholders from all facets of air cargo — on Thursday for […]

Freighters resist quarantine and spring back into action, for now

On March 15, ACE Belgium Freighters added to its fleet a second 747-400, an ERF variant (35169, ex-Jade Cargo) that previously operated on the AOC of affiliate carrier Israel-based CAL Cargo [FAT 005356]. After sitting idle since its ferry flight to Liege (LGG) on Feb. 2, the aircraft has since completed two roundtrip flights between […]

Amerijet secures 767 ETOPs, targets trans-Atlantic lane

On March 12, U.S.-based Amerijet International secured extended-range twin-engine operations, or ETOPS, approval that increases the maximum diversion time for its 767F fleet to 180 minutes. The FAA rating defines how much flying time an aircraft can be from an alternate airport and, in Amerijet’s case, will enable fewer stopovers and more direct flight paths […]

Boeing to renew medium and large widebody freighter offerings

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's annual Aviation Summit last week in Washington, D.C., Boeing Commercial CEO Stan Deal said the company plans to update product offerings in both the medium and large-widebody freighter segments. While decisions regarding models and platforms are still being finalized, Deal confirmed that product renewal continues for freighters in the […]
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