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.

FedEx retires last A310-300F

Over the weekend, FedEx completed its final revenue flight utilizing an A310-300F. After completing a routine round-trip flight between Sioux Falls (FSD) and FedEx’s Memphis (MEM) hub on the morning of Jan. 4, the express company bid farewell to the final operating A310-300F (439) in its fleet.  This was the third A310-300F FedEx has retired since Christmas. Until recently, FedEx had operated the trio of A310-300Fs in scheduled service. […]

南航将其货运业务剥离

中国南方航空已将其货运部门拆分为一家独立公司。新的全资子公司成立于12月24日,注册资本为10亿元人民币(合1.429亿美元)。 该举措响应了中国改革大型国有企业的国家政策。南航曾在今年早些时候的《货运事实》亚洲峰会上表示,该公司已经开始着手将其货运业务设立为一个独立的部门。 南航的货机机队目前由两架747-400F和十二架777F组成。货运公司将一架现有的77-300 ER改装完成之后,将在2020年添加两架新的777FS。 宣布亚洲空运会议2020的会议议程

Cargo Facts to announce EMEA 2020 DEMOvation contestants

Next week, Cargo Facts and HANGAR Labs will begin announcing companies selected to participate in the Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 DEMOvation competition. This year’s competition will take place on Feb. 3-5 at the Westin Grand Frankfurt and will feature demonstrations from top innovators among aviation and logistics technology startups. Additionally, the startups will be showcased in Cargo Facts […]

UPS, widebodies dominate November 2019 freighter aircraft transactions

Of the 19 freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) Cargo Facts recorded in November 2019, 14 involved widebody freighters as deliveries remained strong ahead of peak season. UPS added three freighters in November, including one 747-8F, a 767-300F and a freighter-converted 767-300BDSF. FATs involving narrowbody freighters remain infrequent as feedstock for conversion continues to be tight while the 737 MAX remains grounded. […]

PEMCO’s 737-700 FlexCombi completes FAA certification flights, nears STC

Yesterday, PEMCO completed flight testing with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its 737-700 FlexCombi conversion program. The conformity aircraft (30293, an ex-Yakutia) landed in Tampa (TPA) at 3:53PM local time after passing a smoke intrusion test – the last in a series of flight tests with the FAA ahead of the program’s receipt of […]

Sun Country Air to operate ten 737-800BCFs for Amazon

Minneapolis-based low-cost carrier Sun Country Air has agreed to operate ten 737-800BCFs on a CMI-basis for Amazon for a period of six years. The carrier will become Amazon’s third ACMI operator in the United States after Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Amazon will lease all ten 737-800BCFs from GECAS, and transfer […]

Not a November to remember

After phenomenal growth for airfreight demand in November 2017, followed by more tempered increases in 2018, November 2019 is not shaping up to be a month to remember. Among the carriers reporting November 2019 traffic, most operators reported modest declines. This trend was not unanimous – in each of the three regions we cover, at […]
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