China Cargo signs 747F MRO contract with LHT

Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines has signed a five-year MRO contract with Lufthansa Technik (LHT). According to a post on social media, this is the company’s first major contract with China Cargo and covers the carrier’s three 747-400Fs. The contract is for LHT’s Total Component Support service, which includes component overhaul and engineering services, and allows the […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 21, 2019

CAM acquires three ANA 767 freighters

Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) leasing subsidiary, has acquired three 767 freighters from Japanese carrier ANA Cargo [FAT 005097-005099]. While ATSG mentioned during its Q2 earnings call earlier this month that it had acquired three 767s from ANA without specifying the variant, ANA Cargo has now confirmed to Cargo Facts that […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 19, 2019

CAAC warning could impact Cathay Pacific’s cargo ops

HONG KONG – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has just issued what it called a “severe safety warning” to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific in response to what it perceived as “safety risks recently exposed” by the airline. If enforced, the warning could impact not only flights connecting mainland China, but potentially Cathay flights passing through […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 9, 2019

China Postal receives first 737-800BCF

Earlier this week, China Postal Airlines took redelivery of its first 737-800BCF (30786, ex-China Southern Airlines), on lease from BBAM [FATs 005087-005088]. The air arm of China Post expects to become the first 737-800BCF operator in China, though we note it was not actually the first Chinese carrier to take redelivery of a -800BCF. That […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • August 8, 2019

Mongolian acquiring second 737F, planning 767Fs

Startup carrier Mongolian Airways Cargo, which just last month received its first aircraft, a 737-300F (25172, ex-China Postal Airlines), is acquiring its second 737-300F and is expecting to add it into the fleet early next month after maintenance work is completed. The company is also looking at 767 freighters as part of its business plan. […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 7, 2019

YTO eyes widebodies while ATSG eyes new customers in Far East

Chinese express carrier YTO Cargo Airlines is exploring the possibility of adding widebody freighters that can carry 50-60 tonnes, the airline tells Cargo Facts. This would represent a big step for YTO, which currently operates a fleet consisting of seven 737-300Fs and five 757-200Fs. Although YTO said that it still hadn’t reached a decision on which […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 6, 2019

JAL looks to partnerships for freighter capacity with Kalitta codeshare

US-based Kalitta Air has begun placing a Japan Airlines flight number on three weekly round trips between Chicago (NRT) and Narita (NRT), operated by a 747-400F. That aircraft appears to be unit 26414, a 747-400F Kalitta acquired from Korean Air about a year ago. The service departs ORD every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and leaves […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 2, 2019

Third NCA 747-400F arrives for maintenance before reentering CMI service with Atlas

The third and final 747-400F (36133) to be reactivated by Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) arrived in Taipei (TPE) at around 16:10 local time today, ahead of planned maintenance at the Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT) facility at the airport. The aircraft was ferried from Victorville (VCV), where it had been stored since November 2018, to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 31, 2019
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