Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Associate Editor

Jeff Lee is the Associate Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts, and weekly e-mail publication, Cargo Facts Update. Prior to joining the company in 2019, Jeff covered the freight industry with another publication for four-and-a-half years. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University College London and a Master of Journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

AEI converts MD-83s for Mexican carrier

Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) will convert two additional MD-83s for Mexico-based Aeronaves TSM, after which the carrier’s fleet will include fourteen freighter-converted MD-83SFs.   The first aircraft (49945, ex-Ameristar) will be inducted for conversion at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami (MIA) in March, while touch labor on the second aircraft will begin in November this year at the same facility.   […]

767F takes the back seat, 777F leads widebody fleet expansion

Although 2019 was a year in which we saw air cargo volumes decline year over year consistently and consecutively, the overall number of in-service widebody freighter aircraft still managed to grow. In mid-January 2020, we tallied 1,176 widebody jet freighters in commercial service worldwide, with seventy-eight carriers. This represents an increase of fifty-two aircraft, or […]

CF EMEA 2020: Carriers look to innovate

FRANKFURT – Carriers in the EMEA region continue to invest in innovating air cargo through new technologies, as evidenced when attendees gathered this week at the Westin Grand in Frankfurt, Germany, for the second edition of the Cargo Facts EMEA event. Turhan Ozen, chief cargo officer for Turkish Airlines, said the carrier is close to trialing […]

ACT 747F suffers tail strike

A 747-400F operated by Turkey-based ACT Airlines suffered a tail strike on departure Feb. 1. The aircraft (26559, ex-Singapore Airlines Cargo) was being operated in ACMI service for Saudia Cargo. Unit 26559, manufactured in 2001, was en route from Dammam (DMM) to Zaragoza (ZAZ). It continued after takeoff and diverted to Jeddah (JED), where it […]

Chapman Freeborn parent acquires Bluebird Nordic

Lithuania-based Avia Solutions Group will fully acquire Iceland-based Bluebird Nordic from BB Holding and enter the narrowbody freighter segment for the first time. Bluebird, whose fleet currently consists of a single 737-300BDSF alongside five 737-400Fs, operates flights within Europe on an ACMI basis for several carriers, including ASL Airlines Belgium, EAT Leipzig, Swiftair and Poste Air […]
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