Flynn retiring as Atlas CEO, with Dietrich to assume the role in 2020

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced that President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn will retire from the company at the end of this year. Flynn will become chairman of the board upon his retirement.   Atlas’ current Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Dietrich, will take Flynn’s place. Dietrich has been appointed president of the company effective immediately and will assume Flynn’s CEO role […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

Top 5 Cargo Facts stories during the first half of 2019

With the first half of 2019 now behind us, the move into the second half of the final year of the decade presents a good opportunity to reflect on those stories that struck a chord with our readers. As you’ll see when looking through those stories that were most popular during the past six months, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 1, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its 10th 777F

Last week, Ethiopian Airlines announced on social media that it had taken delivery of its tenth 777F, MSN 65477, which was ferried from Boeing’s Paine Field (PAE) to Addis Ababa (ADD) [FAT 005028]. While Ethiopian’s cargo division has taken redelivery of at least two converted freighters so far this year, this is the first production […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 1, 2019

Connect Cargo becomes Brazil’s latest freighter airline

Brazilian startup Connect Cargo has completed its Part 121 certification with ANAC, Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency, and has been granted its AOC, paving the way for the launch of scheduled commercial operations. The company will base its two PEMCO-converted 737-400Fs (27087, ex-Malaysia Airlines, and 26605, ex-Japan Transocean Air) at Recife (REC) and fly them […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 28, 2019

KLM leases Atlas Air 747 to cover maintenance, incident at Dar-es-Salaam

One of KLM Cargo’s 747-400ERFs (33694) is grounded at Schiphol (AMS) after having been involved in a ground incident at Dar-es-Salaam (DAR) last week. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft is expected to be out of service until 1 July. Coincidentally, the carrier said that it had already arranged […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 26, 2019

Bombardier caps commercial-jet exit with CRJ sale to Mitsubishi

Bombardier Inc. is selling its regional-jet business to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., ending the Canadian company’s foray into commercial aircraft after more than three decades. Mitsubishi agreed to pay $550 million for the maintenance, support, marketing and sales operations of the aging CRJ program, the companies said Tuesday. The Tokyo-based manufacturer, which is developing the […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • June 25, 2019

West Atlantic returns a 767-200F to CAM

Sweden-based West Atlantic flew one of its four 767-200BDSFs (22788, ex-ABX) from Leipzig (LEJ) via Bangor (BGR) to Columbus (LCK) toward the end of last week. The airline confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft came off lease and was being redelivered to lessor Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) [FAT 005027]. This aircraft was a relatively […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 25, 2019

737-800BCF shines at the 2019 Paris Air Show

Now that the Paris Air Show 2019 is over, Cargo Facts is encouraged to see that, apart from the usual flurry of orders for passenger aircraft, the freighter market also appears to have received some healthy interest. Here’s a recap of freighter deals that were signed last week. GECAS converted ten of its fifteen previous […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 24, 2019
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