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.


10月,广州飞机维修工程有限公司(GAMECO)和波音公司计划为737-800BCF建造第三个改装点,地点位于前者在广州白云机场(CAN)内的场地中。第一架飞机预计将在2020年被引进该改装点接受改装。 波音在巴黎航展期间暗示有可能增加改装线,但直到10月28日,还没有宣布增加NG改装线的具体计划。但是,在过去的一年多的时间里,波音和GAMECO都在讨论合作的可能性。GAMECO之前已经进行了737 Classic的实际改装工作,首先是为色列航空工业公司(IAI)服务,而最近是为PEMCO公司服务。 目前,有两家MRO主持波音737-800BCF项目的5条改装线,这两家公司分别为波音上海航空服务公司(BSAS)和太古(山东)飞机工程公司(STAECO)。

CTA clears 21 Air peak season 767F charter for Cargojet

This week, the Canadian Transport Agency (CTA) approved a request from all-cargo operator Cargojet to permit U.S.-based 21 Air to operate scheduled service between Canada and the United States on its behalf, utilizing a 767-200BDSF chartered and operated by 21 Air. Flights are approved to commence on Dec. 1 and will run through Dec. 24 […]

Widebody freighter aircraft transactions surge in October 2019

Of the 73 transactions Cargo Facts recorded in October 2019, 46 involved widebody freighters. Although 30 of those transactions included orders and options related to lessor GECAS’ launch order for IAI’s 777-300ERSF, widebody freighter deliveries and placements also accelerated during the period, perhaps unsurprisingly ahead of peak season.    A total of four 777Fs were delivered during the period – two to Qatar […]

SF Express earmarks $212 million for aircraft purchases in latest bond offer

This week, Shenzhen-based SF Holdings, the parent of SF Express and SF Airlines, announced the issuance of six-year convertible bonds in hopes of raising US$825 million (5.8 billion yuan). Of this amount, the largest allocation, some $212 million, will go towards aviation-related expenses including maintenance of SF Airlines’ existing freighter fleet, and to fund the […]

YTO and VietJet partnership signals future China-Vietnam ACMI opportunities

A delegation from YTO Dragon Investment, the investment arm of Hangzhou-based YTO Express, was in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) this week to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with low-cost carrier VietJet Air.  Alignment with YTO opens up the possibility of freighter flights between China and Vietnam operated by YTO’s airline affiliate, YTO Cargo Airlines, sources familiar with the agreement tell Cargo Facts. The airline has five […]

Lockheed Martin certifies LM-100J, pushes first delivery to 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a type certificate for Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J, the updated commercial variant of the C-130J “Super Hercules.” With the certification, the aircraft is now cleared to operate at any commercial airfield worldwide and deliveries can commence. While the first delivery to launch operator Pallas Aviation had been expected by year-end […]
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