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.

Boeing to bring 737-800BCF conversion line to GAMECO

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd. (GAMECO) and Boeing today announced plans to establish a third conversion site for the 737-800BCF at GAMECO’s Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN) facility. The first aircraft is expected to be inducted for conversion in 2020. Additional conversion lines had been expected following a flurry of 737-800BCF orders at this year’s […]

Royal Air Maroc considering additional 767-300Fs

After more than a year of widebody freighter operations, which began in June 2018 with a 767-300BCF, Casablanca-based Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is preparing to expand its freighter network and fleet. Over the next few years the carrier plans to add freighters, Salim Quouninich, VP Cargo, Royal Air Maroc, told Cargo Facts. Although a decision […]

货运事实的空运会议 第一天要点编译

圣地亚哥 – 货运事实的空运会不仅吸引了来自亚太地区的业界人士,还吸引了来自五湖四海的航空业各个方面的重要参与者。买家、卖家、金融家、服务提供商和航空公司相聚一堂,相互交流,共同讨论空运行业的未来发展。 第一天要点编译 737-800虽然目前在结构上发现一些麻烦问题,但与会者普遍还是认为长期看不会影响其最受欢迎的窄体机改装机型的地位 虽然IAI正式宣布启动了777-300ERSF项目,但连同777PF(原装货机)一起,并不能完全取代象747-400F和AN-124这样具有前鼻装载功能的大型宽体货机 DHL对CRJ-200改装货机表现出一定的兴趣,认为这个机型可以作为其枢纽到二级,二级到三级网络的一个补充。 立即登记参观下一个会议在法兰克福,欧洲空运会议2020   

CFS 2019: Program delays and tight feedstock supply constrain in-flux narrowbody conversion market

SAN DIEGO – Conversion houses and OEMs have developed, or are in various stages of developing, a new generation of narrowbody freighter conversion programs based on the A320-family and 737-NG platforms. Although operator demand remains strong, redeliveries have yet to reach their full potential, according to panelists on a conversion panel last week at Cargo […]

CFS 2019: Outsized cargo transportation after the 747-8F

SAN DIEGO  – “We don’t see a clear successor to the 747-8F, the 747-400F or the An-124,” said Michael Steen, COO, Atlas Air Worldwide during a discussion about widebody freighters at Cargo Facts Symposium 2019. Atlas Air is currently the operator of the world’s largest fleet of nose-loading freighters, which are used not only for […]

September 2019 general cargo demand: generally dismal

Although some Asia-based carriers saw improvements in September 2019 cargo demand compared to August, almost unanimously, cargo traffic reported by combination carriers was lower in September 2019. This was no surprise given market performance for much of 2019 as air freight demand responds to slowing global trade related to increasing protectionism and trade friction, and […]

Vallair expanding engine portfolio to support narrowbody freighter conversions

Luxembourg-based Vallair, which signed on as the launch customer for A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion programs with both EFW and 321 Precision Conversions, is set to begin placing freighter-converted A321s with Qantas Freight and other carriers next year. Although sourcing suitable engines for 737 NG and A320-family narrowbody aircraft remains a challenge, the leasing and trading company […]
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