Engine testing underway on the world’s biggest (and strangest) aircraft [VIDEO]

Engine testing has begun on the world’s newest, biggest, and definitely strangest, aircraft. And, yes, it’s a freighter. Well, okay, it’s not going to be moving pallets of iPhones from Zhengzhou to Chicago and Frankfurt, but it will be carrying what could be called cargo: The Stratolaunch aircraft is designed to carry satellites to high […]
  • David Harris
  • November 20, 2017

Recent Freighter Aircraft Transactions

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 available to […]
  • David Harris
  • November 17, 2017

Korean Air Cargo reports traffic, yields up significantly in Q317

Incheon-headquartered Korean Air Cargo reported Q317 cargo yields (in US$) up 12.3% y-o-y, on traffic that was 7.5% higher. Capacity rose 4.3% during the same period, pushing load factors up 2.4 points, to 78%. Overall tonnage rose 10%, driven primarily by higher international traffic. Outbound tonnage ex-Korea was up 10%. With increasing cargo revenues, the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 16, 2017

9 Things we learned during our trip to China – Part I

The Cargo Facts team has spent the past few weeks traveling up-and-down China, one of the most exciting and dynamic markets for both domestic and international air cargo. While you can expect more comprehensive and expanded stories in the upcoming issue of Cargo Facts, we thought we would take this opportunity to share 9 things […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 13, 2017

ATSG reports adjusted third-quarter net income up 72%

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported a third-quarter net loss of $33 million, as revenue increased 31.5% y-o-y to $254 million. A bad quarter? Hardly. As was the case with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the main cause of the reported loss was a change in the value of warrants issued to Amazon as part of […]
  • David Harris
  • November 9, 2017

FedEx is the Launch Customer for ATR’s new production freighter

ATR signed an agreement with FedEx for the purchase of thirty ATR 72-600Fs, with options for twenty more. This will be ATR’s first production freighter. Until now, any carrier or lessor that wanted a turboprop freighter had to first acquire a used passenger unit, and then have it converted to freighter configuration. Most such conversions […]
  • David Harris
  • November 8, 2017

Demand for 767 conversions stays strong

When Amazon announced its agreements with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings for a forty-unit 767 freighter fleet, demand for 767 feedstock and conversion slots quickly ramped up. But this demand was accompanied by the question of “after Amazon, then what?” Once ATSG and Atlas had fulfilled their obligation to Amazon, […]
  • David Harris
  • November 3, 2017

Exclusive report on Precision’s latest conversion

Following an exclusive interview with Precision Aircraft Solutions VP Sales and Marketing Brian McCarthy, Cargo Facts can reveal Precision’s latest move in the narrowbody freighter conversion market. “All those other conversion houses are so boring. All they can think of is the same old same old. Tiny incremental steps. But not us. We at Precision […]
  • David Harris
  • October 31, 2017
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