5 idled 747-400Fs most likely to return to service

Earlier this month, Alan Hedge, senior director, Cargo Facts Consulting, provided a census of the stored 747-400F fleet and found a total of eleven factory built 747-400Fs under the age of 20 years (you can read that analysis here). After going through the list on an aircraft-by-aircraft basis, Cargo Facts has identified the top-five parked 747-400Fs […]

DHL Express to add five ex-Etihad A330-200Fs

Between 28 December and 11 January, Abu Dhabi-headquartered Etihad Airways removed all five of its A330-200 production freighters from service and placed them into storage. For months, there were whispers about where these relatively young freighters (2010-2017 vintage) would end up. The answer to this question became clear earlier this week when EAT Leipzig took […]

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-August

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]

Freighter aircraft leasing: Portfolios full of narrowbodies – part I

Today we begin our annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In this multi-part series, we start with an overview of the lessors involved in freighter aircraft leasing. In part II, we look at the leased freighter fleet by carrier.  The process a carrier must undergo to expand its fleet is […]

Improved 1H18 for Lufthansa Cargo on growth outside Europe

Germany-based Lufthansa reported 1H18 revenues for its logistics business segment up 12.3% year-over-year, to €1.3 billion, despite Group cargo traffic which grew at a slower clip, increasing just 2.9% during the same period, to 5.37 billion RTKs. Improved earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), which rose 48% year-over-year to €125 million, indicate both that restructuring […]

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of July

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]

DHL Express orders fourteen 777Fs, who is next?

At the Farnborough International Airshow today, DHL Express announced an order of fourteen new 777 freighters, with options for delivery of up to seven additional 777Fs. Based on the most recent Cargo Facts Express Fleet Analysis, the order would double DHL Express’ current 777F fleet. Delivery of the first four aircraft in the order is […]
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