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.

Another 747-400BCF reactivated?

A Thai Airways 747-400BCF (24459) has just been ferried from U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport (UTP), where it had been in storage for four-and-a-half years, to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK). Cargo Facts believes that this aircraft may be undergoing maintenance ahead of redelivery to another operator. Unit 24459 was originally delivered to Thai in […]

Pionair acquires three BAe 146 freighters from WDL

Australia-based Pionair has purchased German carrier WDL Aviation’s contingent of three BAe 146-300QT freighters, Pionair has confirmed to Cargo Facts [FATs 005144-005146]. The first aircraft (E3150, ex-ASL Airlines Spain) departed Cologne (CGN) last week and is making its way to Australia. Pionair told Cargo Facts that it expects unit E3150 to enter service within six […]

DHL-Ethiopian JV plans additional growth, but does that mean additional freighters?

DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, the joint venture between DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines, is looking to expand its operations in Ethiopia and has appointed Berhanu Kassa as its general manager. Kassa was previously director of logistics services at Ethiopian. While the JV isn’t solely focused on air logistics, this particular mode will be especially […]

SpiceJet becomes first operator of both 737 NG freighter variants

Indian carrier SpiceJet has taken redelivery of its first freighter-converted 737-800BCF for its cargo arm, SpiceXpress, becoming the first operator to have both the 737-700F and 737-800F platforms in its fleet. The aircraft is a 737-800BCF, on lease from NGF Alpha Limited, a division of Spectre Cargo Solutions [FATs 005141-005142]. SpiceJet said that the 737-800BCF […]

Airwork acquires pair of Bluebird 737-300Fs

Iceland-based Bluebird Nordic has sold two of its 737-300BDSFs to New Zealand-based Airwork, the cargo carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts [FATs 005134-005135]. The first aircraft (25264, ex-Frontier) is already in Auckland (AKL) and has been registered with the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. According to Bluebird Nordic, unit 25264, which was owned by sister […]

Kalitta to base 777F in Leipzig until 2020

US-based Kalitta Air has begun basing its 777F operations around Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) and will continue to do so until January 2020, the carrier told Cargo Facts. After Kalitta Air took delivery of its single 777F (35607, ex-Emirates) in June 2019 and began operating it on routes for DHL Express on an ACMI basis in August, flying exclusively between CVG, New York […]

BBAM quietly forays into next-gen narrowbody conversions

San Francisco-headquartered BBAM is gradually expanding its footprint in the next-generation narrowbody conversion space, and with the recent redeliveries to China Postal Airlines, the lessor has become the first known lessor to have ordered conversions for both the 737 NG and the A321. China Postal received its first 737-800BCF in August 2019 and the second […]

Aeronaves TSM grows CRJ freighter fleet to five

Aeronaves TSM has taken redelivery of a CRJ200 SF (7787, ex-South African Express) from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) [FAT 005130]. This is the fifth CRJ200 SF AEI has redelivered to the Mexican cargo carrier. Unit 7787 was ferried from Dothan, Alabama (DHN), where it was converted at the Commercial Jet facility, to Aeronaves TSM’s base […]
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