All eyes on Amazon… and Brazil

After a severe three-year recession that began in 2014, Brazil’s economy appears to be on the rebound, with GDP growth of 0.7%, y-o-y in 2017, and expected growth of 1.9% this year, according to the IMF. Although this will not be nearly enough to reverse contractions of 3.8% in 2015, 3.6% in 2016, it is […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 19, 2018

A new 767 freighter mystery

On 30 March, Boeing booked an order for three 767-300 Freighters from “Unidentified Customer(s)”. The company didn’t publicly announce the order until two weeks later, and no one has since stepped up to say “It was us.” So who could it be? We don’t know, but we can offer up a few guesses. And, of […]
  • David Harris
  • April 18, 2018

First freighter-converted 737-800F certified and redelivered by Boeing

On 12 April, Boeing announced via Twitter that it had received EASA and FAA Standard Type Certification (STC) for its 737-800BCF freighter conversion program. Following certification, the 737-800BCF (32740) was ferried from Victorville to East Midlands, where it will be formally handed over to launch customer GECAS, and then immediately leased to launch operator, Sweden-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 17, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-April

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • David Harris
  • April 13, 2018

The narrowbody freighter fleet — Part III

Today we conclude our analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the fleet on a type-by-type basis, with a focus on express vs. general cargo, and then by regional distribution. You can read Part I here (the overall composition of the fleet), and Part II here (the passenger-go-freighter conversion […]
  • David Harris
  • April 12, 2018

The narrowbody freighter fleet — Part II

Today we continue our analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the passenger-to-freighter conversion market. You can read yesterday’s analysis of the overall composition of the fleet here, and tomorrow, in Part III, we will break down the fleet on a type-by-type basis, with a focus on express vs. […]
  • David Harris
  • April 11, 2018

Breaking news: Qatar signs LOI for five more 777Fs

Qatar Airways today signed a Letter of Intent with Boeing to purchase five 777 Freighters. Assuming the order is finalized, Qatar Airways may become the operator of the world’s largest jet freighter fleet outside the big express companies. The carrier currently operates two 747-8Fs, thirteen 777Fs, and eight A330-200Fs. It also has three more 777Fs […]
  • David Harris
  • April 10, 2018

The narrowbody freighter fleet — Part I

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the overall composition of the fleet – how many of the different types are in operation by which carriers. Tomorrow, in Part II, we will look at the seventeen (yes, seventeen) active conversion programs for the eight […]
  • David Harris
  • April 10, 2018
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