Asia Pacific carriers boost 757-200F fleets

Guam-based Asia Pacific Airlines acquired a 757-200 (25140, ex-OpenSkies) on lease from Aerolease Aviation, and ferried it to Flightstar Aviation in Jacksonville, where the aircraft was inducted for conversion to freighter configuration by Precision Aircraft Solutions yesterday. This induction follows recent news from Brisbane-based Pacific Air Express that it plans to resume freighter ops following […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 23, 2019

ANA outlines plans for incoming 777F

Japan-based combination carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) released its 2019 flight schedule, which reveals how the carrier’s first of two 777Fs it plans to take delivery of in the coming years, will be utilized in the carrier’s network. Next summer, the carrier plans to introduce its first 777F and utilize the freighter for six-times weekly […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 23, 2019

Spectre refinances 737 NG freighters in what may be a trend of freighter financing

US-based Spectre Cargo Solutions, through its Irish affiliate NGF Genesis Limited, closed its first round of a long-term senior debt facility led by Erste Bank, Spectre announced yesterday. The debt facility will be used to refinance seven 737-700 and -800 converted freighters under the management of NGF Genesis and on lease to multiple operators. Spectre […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 22, 2019

GECAS to redeliver first 737-800BCF to Atran, AOC imminent for CargoLogic Germany?

Although the Volga-Dnepr Group and its affiliate carriers are best known for widebody freighter operations, this week narrowbody freighters are in the spotlight. GECAS is nearing the redelivery of its first 737-800BCF to Russia-based Atran and this week ferried a 737-800BCF (32616, ex-Nok Air) to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport ahead of redelivery. Separately, CargoLogic Germany, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 17, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo to boost 777F capacity through AeroLogic with additional order

Lufthansa Cargo will lease an additional 777F from Boeing, to be operated by AeroLogic, a 50/50 joint venture between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo, later this fall ahead of the 2019 peak season, the carrier announced today. This latest order brings the total number of 777Fs Lufthansa Cargo and its JV carrier AeroLogic plan to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 16, 2019

Modern Logistics prepares to put next 737F into service, plans further fleet expansion

Brazil-based Modern Logistics is preparing to put a fourth 737F into commercial service in the coming weeks and plans to add several more narrowbody freighters before the year’s end, company CEO Gerald Lee tells Cargo Facts. Modern is also looking at adding a second fleet type this year, likely freighter-converted ATR 72-200Fs, as it continues to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 10, 2019

4 new 747-8F orders on Boeing’s order book

An additional four orders for 747-8Fs have appeared in Boeing’s backlog of orders, destined for “Unspecified Customer(s).” However, given past known orders that were previously not reflected in the order book, it’s likely the freighters are part of the order placed by Volga-Dnepr Group at last summer’s Farnborough International Airshow. As noted in the recent […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2019

Production freighter orders in 2018 part II: 777F leads the pack

On Monday, we began this two-part analysis of the production jet freighter market in 2018 with an overview of orders and deliveries, our thoughts on why 2018 was such a big year for orders, and how that might continue – or not – during 2019. Click here to read part I. Today, we conclude it […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 2, 2019
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