West Atlantic returns a 767-200F to CAM

Sweden-based West Atlantic flew one of its four 767-200BDSFs (22788, ex-ABX) from Leipzig (LEJ) via Bangor (BGR) to Columbus (LCK) toward the end of last week. The airline confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft came off lease and was being redelivered to lessor Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) [FAT 005027]. This aircraft was a relatively […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 25, 2019

737-800BCF shines at the 2019 Paris Air Show

Now that the Paris Air Show 2019 is over, Cargo Facts is encouraged to see that, apart from the usual flurry of orders for passenger aircraft, the freighter market also appears to have received some healthy interest. Here’s a recap of freighter deals that were signed last week. GECAS converted ten of its fifteen previous […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 24, 2019

Qatar Airways commits to five more 777Fs

Qatar Airways plans to add another five 777Fs to its freighter fleet, the carrier announced today as part of a commitment signed with Boeing at the Paris Air Show. The carrier is already the second-largest operator of the type, with sixteen 777Fs currently in service and another five on order, excluding today’s commitment, which if […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 19, 2019

Amazon commits to 15 more 737-800BCFs, GECAS confirms role as lessor

Amazon confirmed plans to lease fifteen additional 737-800BCFs from GECAS, to be delivered by 2021, in an agreement announced today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004971-4985]. These fifteen units are in addition to the five 737-800BCFs Amazon has already secured, and has contracted Atlas-affiliate Southern Air to operate on a CMI basis by year-end […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • June 18, 2019

Emirates removes another 777F; charters more capacity from Etihad

Emirates this month withdrew from service another 777F (35607) which was on lease from Dubai-based DAE Capital [FAT 004911]. A senior executive with the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft will be leaving the fleet shortly and that, effective from this summer, the own-operated EK freighter fleet will consist of eleven 777Fs.  In […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 10, 2019

Air France-KLM to retire 747 combis by 2021, freighters to remain

Air France-KLM will withdraw from service the remainder of its 747 passenger and combi fleet, comprising five 747-400Ms and five 747-400s, by 2021, the carrier recently announced. No immediate changes, meanwhile, are planned for the group’s six-strong freighter fleet.  A formal retirement schedule for the 747s will ultimately depend on the rate at which the group’s backlog of […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 7, 2019

AirBridgeCargo, CLA embark on freight density test with cargo.one

All-cargo carriers AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogic Air have taken the plunge and will begin making spot market capacity and rates visible and instantly bookable through air cargo booking and marketing platform, cargo.one. Although combination carriers have been warming up to the idea for some time, the move represents a major pivot for all-cargo carriers, which have […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 3, 2019
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