Boeing offers Dreamlifter, 3D-printing machines for COVID-19 relief efforts

Boeing is now offering its 747-400LCF “Dreamlifter” cargo plane to transport critical and urgently needed supplies in a continuation of its support of COVID-19 relief efforts. The company will also be producing face shields with 3D-printing machines across the U.S. https://twitter.com/Boeing/status/1243660810737549312 The Atlas Air-operated Dreamlifter is one of the largest cargo aircraft in the world, […]

Freighters resist quarantine and spring back into action, for now

On March 15, ACE Belgium Freighters added to its fleet a second 747-400, an ERF variant (35169, ex-Jade Cargo) that previously operated on the AOC of affiliate carrier Israel-based CAL Cargo [FAT 005356]. After sitting idle since its ferry flight to Liege (LGG) on Feb. 2, the aircraft has since completed two roundtrip flights between […]

Join our ‘Airfreight in the Age of Coronavirus’ Zoom meeting (Subscribers Only)

[Note: This event has already occurred. The complete webinar is available to Cargo Facts subscribers here]. Cargo Facts will be holding a crucial Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 19, at 11:30 ET for subscribers only on the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on airfreight. The Zoom meeting will feature Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo […]

EFW begins converting young A330 for DHL

The youngest A330 to be sent for conversion arrived at the Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) facility in Dresden (DRS) on March 10. The A330-300 (1124) previously in service with Hong Kong Airlines, is just under ten years old. EFW confirmed to Cargo Facts the aircraft has been inducted for conversion into freighter configuration [FAT 005354], and […]

Attending our conferences with flexibility and care

At Royal Media, Cargo Facts‘s publisher, we take great pride in the value of our exceptional industry conferences and the effort we put into their production. We rightly view our more than a dozen annual conferences as crucial opportunities for business development in our industries. Equally, we are greatly focused on the health, safety and […]

Estafeta grows fleet with 737-400F

Mexico-based Estafeta Cargo Aerea will shortly add to its fleet a 737-400SF (28661, ex-Asia Cargo Express), on lease from Vx Capital Partners [FAT 005350-005351]. Estafeta told Cargo Facts it expects to take redelivery of the aircraft in a matter of days. The aircraft, first delivered to Spanish airline Air Europa in 1997, was stored in […]

Hawaiian acquires fourth ATR 72-200F

Hawaiian Airlines acquired an ATR 72-200F (389, ex-ASL Airlines Ireland) and is moving forward with plans to put a fourth ATR 72-200F into service [FAT 005346]. Slovakia-based AELIS Group announced the delivery of the aircraft to Hawaiian airlines today. Originally, Hawaiian had planned to acquire and convert an aircraft but, due to complications, has instead […]

Classic freighter transactions surge in January

Of the sixteen freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) recorded by Cargo Facts in January 2020, more than half involved “classic” freighters, which are defined as aircraft models now dated by a modern alternatives. Conversion orders for narrowbody freighters continued throughout 2019 amid feedstock disruptions stemming from the grounded 737 MAX. An uptick in the number of older widebody […]
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