Atlas to take over 747-400F ops for NCA

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced the expansion of its existing strategic agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), under which Atlas will operate NCA’s three 747-400 freighters on a CMI basis. The announcement is not unexpected, as the three -400Fs have been idled since the Japanese all-cargo carrier was forced to ground its entire eleven-unit […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 8, 2019

Pacific Air Express secures AOC, prepares for China ops

Brisbane-based carrier Pacific Air Express received an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, issued 21 December, for scheduled and charter freighter operations. The all-cargo carrier operates a fleet of two 757-200 Precision-converted freighters. The carrier applied with Australia’s International Air Services Commission (IASC) to operate scheduled 757F service between Brisbane (BNE) […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 26, 2018

SF Airlines adds its 50th freighter

On 21 December, SF Airlines took redelivery of a 757-200PCF (27201) following its conversion to freighter configuration by Precision at the Ameco facility in Chengdu. The redelivery brings SF’s freighter fleet up to fifty units. The airline affiliate of SF Express has grown its freighter fleet at an impressive rate, from only ten freighters in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 24, 2018

Peak season offers only modest air freight boost in November first look

Hopes last month for a rebound in peak season may have dimmed, as October’s decline in year-over-year air cargo traffic seems to have extended into November. Outliers to this trend include, again, Turkish Airlines, Air China, and China Southern Airlines. Most carriers and airports, however, do show continued positive year-to-date traffic compared to the same […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 19, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group’s cross-border cooperation with Cainiao reveals long-term ambitions at Liège

Cainiao, the logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has named Volga-Dnepr Group its “preferred carrier for airlift capacity and logistics services” and will be granted “guaranteed access” to the Russia-based conglomerate’s fleet of forty-one aircraft, according to a joint release detailing a recently signed MoU between the two companies. For the Group and its cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 17, 2018

LATAM Cargo receives first 767 converted freighter

LATAM Airlines’ cargo division took redelivery of the first of three 767-300 converted freighters (34628) it has on order with Boeing. Redelivery of the second and third freighters in the order is expected in 2019 and 2020, respectively, at which time the carrier expects to have twelve 767-300Fs operating in its network. The carrier said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 17, 2018

Longhao Airlines is the newest 737-400F operator on the block

Guangzhou-based all-cargo carrier Longhao Airlines took redelivery today of its first 737-400F (27916, ex-Japan Transocean Airlines). The PEMCO-converted aircraft redelivery represents the third aircraft the fledgling carrier has imported since the beginning of this year and grows the carrier’s freighter fleet to six units – three of which, not including the 737-400F, are currently active. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 27, 2018

More 777Fs for Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is ordering three additional 777Fs from Boeing, according to a filing on Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul stock exchange. Delivery of the freighters is expected in September 2019, January 2020, and February 2020. The Istanbul-based carrier last placed an order for three of the freighters in December 2017 and took delivery of the second aircraft […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 26, 2018
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