One hundred 777 Freighters

Boeing has now delivered one hundred 777 Freighters. Just over a week ago, on 15 January, China Southern Airlines took delivery of the ninth of twelve 777Fs (41634) it has on order with Boeing. While the manufacturer does not seem to have made any effort to publicize the event, it was the 100th delivery of a […]

How did that huge thing get into the airplane?

Everybody knows that the An-124 is the go-to freighter for moving outsize and heavyweight cargo. But how do those massive pieces of machinery, those trucks, those helicopters, get into the freighter? For your weekend viewing pleasure we offer this video from Volga-Dnepr Airlines (which operates ten An-124s), showing a variety of different cargoes being loaded […]

2015 Air Cargo Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

Air Cargo World published its list of finalists for the 2015 Air Cargo Excellence Awards today. Among the finalists are All Nippon Airways, Emirates SkyCargo, EVA Air, and LAN Cargo. See the full list here here. Awards are bestowed upon the world’s best performing Air Carriers and Airports. A total of nine awards for the top Air […]

A very slow year for freighter orders

Airbus and Boeing enjoyed another strong year in 2014. When Airbus publishes its final tally tomorrow, we expect the two manufacturers will have combined for over 3,000 commercial jet orders in the year. Almost all of the activity, however, was on the passenger side of the business, and, as shown in the chart at right, […]

More mystery freighters!

Cargo Facts loves a mystery, and yesterday Boeing served one up for us, announcing an order for six 777Fs from “Unidentified Customer(s)”. As always, our first thought on seeing those two words was, “who could it be?” How about FedEx? While Boeing has never acknowledged outstanding orders from FedEx, the Memphis-based integrator has made it clear […]

Boeing to cut 747-8 production rate

Boeing said it would cut the production of 747-8 aircraft (including both freighter and passenger variants) from the current rate of 18 per year, to 15.6, effective September 2015. Boeing has taken firm orders for a total of 119 747-8s, including 68 freighters, 42 -8I passenger units, and nine in VIP configuration. Of these, the […]

Identify the airplane — cool prizes to be won!

The Thanksgiving holiday is about to start in the US, so here’s a bit of holiday fun: identify the somewhat blurry airplane in the photo at the bottom of this post, and you can win coffee and a donut the next time you visit Cargo Facts World Headquarters in Seattle (which just happens to be […]

A new pod of ‘White Whales’ due in 2019

Airbus is ramping up aircraft production, particularly of the A350, and to keep its supply chain moving smoothly the company  took the decision to upgrade its current fleet of five “Beluga” transport aircraft with five completely new units. The Belugas are used to transport major subassemblies between Airbus’ production sites in Europe. The original Belugas, […]
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