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.

C3 Aerospace 引进A320进行改装

总部位于加利福尼亚的 C3 Aerospace (“C3”   向《货运事实》证实,该公司收购了一架A320机身,并已将该飞机送往位于堪萨斯城国际机场(代号为MCI)的飞行管理系统(FMS)进行客改货配置。 据该公司估计,改装工作将在明年夏天完成,之后不久将是飞行测试。该公司不肯说明MSN,但《货运事实》认为它是之前在天空航空公司(Sky Airline)服役的1523,因为根据航班跟踪公司FlightAware的消息,该架飞机已于8月23日抵达MCI。C3表示,它的工程伙伴Structural Integrity Engineering(简称SIE)已经完成了该项目大部分的改装设计工作,并且初期需要的部件和工具也已经就位。如果没有延误,C3航空公司预计最早能够在2020年的第3季度或第4季度为其A320改装项目收获一张美国联邦航空局(FAA)发放的补充型号合格证(STC)。 虽然C3致力于成为第一家拥有A320 STC的公司,但它肯定不是第一家试水机身改装项目的公司。从历史上看来,A320机身的改装并不容易,包括空中客车和EFW在内的两家公司先前合作购入A320机身,但都没有成功完成改装。

Boeing reduces support for third-party freighter conversions

Boeing this week told customers that it may be unable to provide FAA approval for structural repairs on aircraft modified by non-Boeing entities. The position could dramatically limit OEM support for freighter conversion programs developed by the many conversion houses that modify Boeing aircraft. A multi-operator message (MOM) dispatched on Oct. 7 and seen by Cargo […]

Atran takes second 737-800BCF

Russia-based Atran, an affiliate carrier of the Volga-Dnepr Group, took delivery of a 737-800BCF (33419) on lease from GECAS following conversion by Boeing. Touch labor for the aircraft was performed at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). This is the second of two 737-800BCF conversions Atran agreed to lease from GECAS […]

Speakers from ATR and SF Express to speak at Cargo Facts Symposium

In just a few weeks, Gilles Collaveri, asset manager & freighter director at ATR and George Li, group vice president of SF Express and president of SF Airlines will speak at  Cargo Facts Symposium 2019. Don’t miss your chance to join us Oct. 16-18 at the Intercontinental San Diego. Collaveri is currently in charge of the […]

Boeing NeXt drone completes forward-flight milestone [VIDEO]

Boeing’s 227-kilogram-capacity Cargo Air Vehicle (CAV) successfully completed forward flight tests in an outdoor environment. The company’s innovation-focused NeXt team commenced outdoor testing earlier this year, and has since completed more than 90 outdoor flights, according to a release from the company. During a recent three-minute flight test the CAV took off, hovered, and then […]
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