ATSG signs three more 767F leases, bests yearly delivery record

Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) dry-leasing arm, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), has signed three more deals to lease converted 767 freighters and is on course to deliver a record number of aircraft in a single year. The new agreements involve one 767-300BDSF for Alaska-based Northern Air Cargo [FAT 005666] and two 767-200BDSFs — one each […]

Nose-to-tail freighter conversions in September FATs

Cargo Facts logged forty-eight freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) during the month of September, up five from the transaction volume recorded in August, as nose-to-tail redeliveries and inductions of freighter conversions defined the month. Aircraft contributing to growth of the Amazon Air fleet dominated 767-300 and 737-800 transactions. The Amazon Air 767-300BDSF fleet increased by two units with […]

Allied Air receives first African-owned 737-800SF

Nigeria-based Allied Air has taken redelivery of its first 737-800SF [FAT 005658]. The aircraft (36846, ex-Jet Airways), converted by Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI), was manufactured in 2007 and is the youngest 737NG to have been converted to date. Unit 36846 was inducted for conversion at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami (MIA) in March. After […]

AerCaribe grows with fourth 737-400F

Colombia-based AerCaribe has taken redelivery of its fourth 737-400F [FAT 005653]. The aircraft (24130, ex-AlbaStar) was acquired by AerCaribe and inducted for conversion in May with Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) at the Commercial Jet facility in Dothan (DHN). The carrier could not provide an exact date for the entry into service of the new addition, […]

Asia Pacific expands with production 757F

Guam-headquartered Asia Pacific Airlines has added a fourth 757-200F to its fleet [FAT 005652]. The carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts it had purchased the aircraft (24845, ex-Ethiopian Airlines) at the end of September and expects to have it ready for service by late November. Unlike the three 757-200PCFs Asia Pacific currently operates, converted from passenger configuration […]

West Atlantic shuffles fleet ahead of Brexit

Without a clear vision for what the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit aviation relationship with the European Union will look like, carriers with multiple AOCs scattered across the region are preemptively moving aircraft to avoid possible disruptions. Sweden-headquartered West Atlantic has begun moving aircraft from its U.K.-based carrier, West Atlantic UK, to other affiliate airlines based in […]

Lufthansa grows 777F fleet, continues to fly MD-11Fs

Lufthansa Cargo has taken delivery of a 777F from Boeing (66912), growing its own-operated 777F fleet to nine units [FAT 005642]. The twin-engine freighters, being added to replace the six remaining MD-11Fs in the Lufthansa Cargo fleet, will operate alongside the tri-engine aircraft beyond the end of this year. Although fleet plans originally called for […]

Rostrum fuels 737-300F fleet growth

Indonesia-based Tri-M.G. Intra Asia Airlines has added to its fleet a 737-300F (28401, ex-Southwest Airlines). Once in service, the carrier’s 737-300F fleet will grow to four units. Unit 28401 was converted by PEMCO at the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co., Ltd. (STAECO) facility in Jinan (TNA) for Rostrum Leasing. Although the conversion was completed last […]
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