Second Atlas 747-8F begins flying for Qantas

Atlas Air put a second 747-8F into ACMI service for Qantas Freight [FAT 004829]. The aircraft is unit 37566, one of the two 747-8Fs that we predicted would operate for the Australian carrier, joining unit 37561. Unit 37566 positioned to New York (JFK) from Miami (MIA) on Aug, 28 and today started flying to Sydney (SYD) […]

PSI Air 2007 acquires first 737F, looks to add more

Philippines-based cargo airline PSI Air 2007 has added its first 737 freighter [FAT 005107]. The aircraft, a 737-300QC (23809, ex-Thai Express Air) manufactured in 1987, was ferried from U-Tapao (UTP) to Clark (CRK) earlier this month. PSI Air 2007 tells Cargo Facts that it decided to acquire the 737 platform almost a year ago, as […]

Atlas puts first 747-8F into service for Qantas Freight

Atlas Air has placed the first of two 747-8Fs into operations for Qantas Freight [FAT 004828]. The aircraft arrived at the carrier’s hub in Sydney (SYD) today. Unit 37561, which was delivered to Atlas in Nov. 2011, was ferried from Miami (MIA) to New York (JFK) on Aug. 25 prior to its entry into ACMI […]

ACE Belgium puts first 747-400BCF into scheduled service

On Sunday, a 747-400BCF (24227, ex-CAL Cargo Air Lines) operated by ACE Belgium Freighters touched down in New York (JFK) for the first time, marking the startup carrier’s formal launch of scheduled commercial flights after a three-month period during which the aircraft was in heavy maintenance. Although ACE Belgium Freighters just received a Belgian Air […]

ASL Airlines 747-400ERF still stuck in Nanchang after aborted takeoff

ASL Airlines Belgium is down a 747-400ERF. On August 23, a 747-400ERF (33516) operated by ASL Airlines Belgium was en-route to Liege (LGG) from Nanchang (KHN) when the crew rejected the takeoff. While decelerating, the aircraft’s brakes overheated and deflated fourteen of the tires. The crew managed to safely evacuate the aircraft from the upper […]

China Air Cargo adds first MA-600F, prepares to restart under new ownership

Last week, China Air Cargo (previously AVIC Cargo Airlines), celebrated the delivery of its first purpose-built MA-600F. The turboprop freighter joins the carrier’s fleet of two 757-200PCFs – neither of which have been operating recently – and signals an imminent restart for the company. One of a number of startup cargo carriers to launch in […]

Fifth CAM 767 destined for Amazon this year redelivered

Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), the leasing arm of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), has taken redelivery of another 767-300BDSF (26913, ex-Air New Zealand) [FAT 005105]. This aircraft is the fifth 767 to be leased by CAM to Amazon in 2019 and will be operated by ATSG affiliate carrier Air Transport International (ATI) [FAT 005108 and […]

Cargojet issues warrants to Amazon incentivizing airfreight use in Canada

Canada-based Cargojet and Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings, an affiliate of Amazon.com.ca, entered into a strategic partnership under which Cargojet will issue two tranches of warrants equal to a 14.9% stake in the company. The warrants vest over 7.5 years as certain commercial requirements are met. At first glance, the option to purchase a stake in […]
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