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.

SkyPallet adds capacity optimization features as customer base grows

Carriers were swift to reconfigure passenger cabins and storage areas into cargo-friendly spaces amid the COVID-19 capacity crunch, and now they’re looking to further optimize those spaces, according to start-up Wiremind, which in 2017 launched its air cargo revenue-optimization platform, SkyPallet. The software, which already counts a number of major cargo players as its customers […]

Emergency AD mandates new engine inspections for stored 737s

An emergency airworthiness directive (AD) issued today by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires inspections of the engine bleed air fifth stage check valve on all 737 Classic and NG aircraft that have not been operated in flight for seven or more consecutive days, or have been operated for ten or fewer flight cycles since […]

SF opts for younger aircraft as fleet hits 60

SF Airlines, the carrier affiliate of Shenzhen-based SF Express, took redelivery of a 757-200PCF (29943, ex-TUI Airways), growing its fleet to sixty aircraft [FAT 005508]. As the carrier’s fleet grows, it is increasingly opting for younger aircraft. The latest redelivery (29943), was aged just over twenty years old, as was the case with three 757-200PCFs […]

PEMCO expands 737NG conversion options with -700 STC

Competition intensifies in the 737NG conversion market, as a fourth company is cleared to convert aircraft of this type.   On July 10, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued PEMCO a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its multi-configuration 737-700 FlexCombi. PEMCO is now working with the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for certification in China and Europe.  The […]

AeroLogic secures CMI deal for DHL 777F, more up for grabs

The forthcoming 777F (66086) delivery for DHL Express expected from Boeing later this month will be handed over to AeroLogic for operation on a CMI basis, DHL has confirmed to Cargo Facts. The express company expects to take delivery of three more 777Fs this year, including 66086, for a total of six 777F deliveries for […]

Restructuring at Lufthansa leaves freighter fleet plans intact

Lufthansa Group’s outstanding order with Boeing for two 777Fs remains unaffected despite the fact that the Lufthansa Cargo parent will halve its investment in aircraft between now and 2023, and continues to reduce some of the estimated 22,000 jobs made redundant by the crisis, Cargo Facts has learned. The Germany-based group this week approved a […]
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