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

FAA airspace restrictions over Iran to create bottlenecks for cargo carriers

The current Iran-US military confrontation, which today led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, is set to have major cargo implications for European and Asian carriers. For the complete story, see our sister publication, Air Cargo World.  […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 24, 2019

CargoLogic Germany closer to putting 737-400Fs into service following NCC approval

After receiving preliminary approval from European authorities to begin route-proving 737-400F flights, Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) anticipates receiving an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and taking redelivery of its third 737-400SF in a matter of months. As Cargo Facts had expected, the carrier’s third aircraft (25775) was already redelivered to fellow Volga-Dnepr Group affiliate carrier […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 21, 2019

DAE Capital to finance first three AirBridgeCargo 777Fs in sale-leaseback deal

The leasing division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), DAE Capital, will purchase three 777Fs Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group has on order with Boeing and hand them over on-lease to the group's affiliate carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) as part of a sale-and-leaseback agreement [FATs 005021-005023]. The 777Fs are due to join the ABC fleet in 2020. Volga-Dnepr confirmed […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 21, 2019

Jetran to boost Swiftair 757F fleet with three Precision conversions

US-based Jetran inked a deal with Precision Aircraft Solutions to convert three ex-American Airlines 757-200s to freighter configuration [FATs 005011-5016]. Following conversion, Jetran will deliver the trio of 757-200PCFs to Spain-based Swiftair [FATS 005017-5020]. As a major player in the aircraft trading business, Jetran has previously been involved in sourcing 757 feedstock for conversions, but […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 20, 2019

ASL signs MoU for up to 20 737-800BCFs

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings placed a firm order for ten 737-800BCFs with purchase rights for an additional ten, in a memorandum of understanding signed with Boeing today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004986-5005]. While these will be the first 737-800BCFs to be owned by ASL itself, the company has, since last year, already been […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 19, 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
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