21 Air nabs Aeromexico ACMI contract from ABX Air

Beginning in Q419, U.S.-based cargo specialist carrier 21 Air will begin providing lift for Aeroméxico Cargo on an ACMI basis using its fleet of 767-200BDSFs. Based on the planned routes, 21 Air appears to be taking over flying that is currently handled by ATSG-affiliate ABX Air. At present, ABX Air operates a 767-200BDSF (22785) in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 21, 2019

LATAM inducts third 767 for conversion into BCF

LATAM Cargo has inducted what will be its third 767-300BCF for conversion at the ST Engineering Aerospace facility in Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG), Boeing and LATAM both confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 005096]. The aircraft (34629) is the final outstanding BCF LATAM currently has on order with Boeing. Unit 34629 was delivered to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 20, 2019

CRJ conversions not affected by Bombardier’s sale of program

The sale of Bombardier’s CRJ program and its subsequent termination is not expected to have any material effect on Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.’s (AEI) own CRJ passenger-to-freighter conversion program, the conversion house told Cargo Facts. Bombardier announced in June that it was selling off the CRJ program to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, with the remaining backlog […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 16, 2019

Cargo Air to postpone 737 freighter conversions

Bulgaria-based Cargo Air still holds firm orders for two 737-800BCFs along with two options but has agreed with Boeing to postpone the agreement for another two years to 2023 because the 737 MAX issues are causing 737-800 feedstock prices to remain high, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts. When the price is right, Cargo Air might consider […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 14, 2019

Qantas to add A321P2Fs, but from whom?

Australian carrier Qantas will introduce up to three passenger-to-freighter converted A321s to its fleet, as part of an expanded seven-year agreement signed with Australia Post [FATs 005092-5093]. With the first aircraft entering into service in October 2020, the A321P2Fs will be flying exclusively for Australia Post, which has had an airmail agreement with Qantas since […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • August 12, 2019

ATSG now expects to redeliver six 767-300BDSFs to Amazon, four to UPS in 2019

Today, along with its 2Q19 earnings, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) revealed plans to accelerate placements of freighter-converted 767-300BDSFs with Amazon from five to six before year-end 2019. ATSG also said it is on track to deliver four freighter-converted 767-300BDSFs to UPS by the end of the year, with the first aircraft to be […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 5, 2019

Cargojet nixes plan for additional 767-300Fs, prepares for more 767-200Fs

Canada-based specialist ACMI carrier Cargojet no longer expects to add a thirteenth 767-300F to its freighter fleet by year-end 2019. Plans to convert two 767-200s Cargojet purchased in August 2018 to freighter configuration, however, remain in place. In an April earnings release, the carrier had outlined plans to acquire an additional freighter-converted 767-300 in 2019, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 5, 2019

Delayed 737 MAX deliveries for Ryanair cuts into 737-800 conversion feedstock

Ryanair Holdings revised the number of 737 MAX aircraft it expects to be operating in its fleet by Summer 2020 from fifty-eight to just thirty, the company announced today concurrently with the release of its Q1 FY2020 earnings, ended 30 June. Along with MAX deliveries, the carrier had planned to gradually retire some of the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 29, 2019
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