Kalitta Air forays into 777F operations with ex-Emirates freighter

US-based Kalitta Air acquired its first 777F (35607, ex-Emirates) on lease from DAE Aviation, the carrier has confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004938]. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Kalitta's Detroit area base at Willow Run Airport (YIP) tomorrow and will be operating in commercial service following ETOPS qualification, which is expected within six […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 17, 2019

GECAS firms up options for 10 737-800BCFs, adds 15 more

GECAS firmed up ten existing options for 737-800BCF conversions and added options for fifteen more in an agreement with Boeing signed today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004945-4969]. Following today’s deal, GECAS’ orderbook for 737-800BCF conversions stands at forty-five firm, with options for twenty additional conversions. Accounting for GECAS’ latest -800BCF redelivery, the lessor’s firm […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • June 17, 2019

South African to downsize freighter fleet after ceasing overnight cargo ops

South African Airways (SAA) is preparing to return a 737-300F (24278) that was ACMI-leased from Star Air Cargo [FAT 004934]. The move follows the termination of SAA’s overnight freighter operations, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. For now, the South African carrier will continue to operate a pair of freighter-converted 737-300Fs, but is evaluating modernization options. […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 14, 2019

LATAM pushes forward 767BCF redeliveries

LATAM Cargo is bringing forward the redelivery of the two remaining 767-300 conversions it has on order from Boeing and now expects to take them in July and late-November or mid-December this year in time for the peak, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. When the three-unit 767 conversion order was originally placed in March 2018, […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 12, 2019

ANA Cargo adds second 777F

Yesterday, ANA Cargo’s second 777F (65757) was ferried from Boeing’s Everett factory (PAE) on delivery to Tokyo Haneda (HND) [FAT 004920]. The aircraft arrived in Tokyo at around 17:15 local time. The aircraft is one of two 777Fs ANA plans to deploy on routes from Tokyo Narita (NRT), to Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Shanghai (PVG) […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 12, 2019

NCA’s 747F fleet to be fully operational ahead of peak season

Following a maintenance check in Taiwan, a Nippon Cargo Airlines 747-400F (36135) will be returned to commercial service, to be operated on a CMI basis by Atlas Air. A fifth 747-400F (36133) is not far behind, and NCA tells Cargo Facts that once the two 747-400Fs are back in service, which will occur ahead of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 11, 2019

Emirates removes another 777F; charters more capacity from Etihad

Emirates this month withdrew from service another 777F (35607) which was on lease from Dubai-based DAE Capital [FAT 004911]. A senior executive with the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft will be leaving the fleet shortly and that, effective from this summer, the own-operated EK freighter fleet will consist of eleven 777Fs.  In […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 10, 2019

EgyptAir Cargo plans to add third A330-200P2F in 3Q19

EgyptAir Cargo, which already operates two A330-200P2Fs, is preparing to take redelivery of a third A330-200P2F (610) from EFW in 3Q19.  Beyond the three, the carrier is planning to convert up to four additional A330s currently operating in EgyptAir's passenger fleet. EgyptAir told Cargo Facts that it will ultimately consider adding a total of five […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 10, 2019
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