Demand for 767 conversions stays strong

When Amazon announced its agreements with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings for a forty-unit 767 freighter fleet, demand for 767 feedstock and conversion slots quickly ramped up. But this demand was accompanied by the question of “after Amazon, then what?” Once ATSG and Atlas had fulfilled their obligation to Amazon, […]
  • David Harris
  • November 3, 2017

Exclusive report on Precision’s latest conversion

Following an exclusive interview with Precision Aircraft Solutions VP Sales and Marketing Brian McCarthy, Cargo Facts can reveal Precision’s latest move in the narrowbody freighter conversion market. “All those other conversion houses are so boring. All they can think of is the same old same old. Tiny incremental steps. But not us. We at Precision […]
  • David Harris
  • October 31, 2017

Carriers in the Maghreb continue to add freighters

Earlier this year, on 21 June, Boeing and Casablanca-headquartered Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced an order to convert a passenger 767-300 from the Moroccan carrier’s fleet, to freighter configuration. According to multiple flight and fleet-tracking databases, it appears that one of Royal Air Maroc’s 767-300s (30008) has been taken out of scheduled passenger service, and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 31, 2017

This week’s freighter aircraft transactions [VIDEO]

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 available to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 27, 2017

PEMCO flexes its combi muscles

PEMCO World Air Services passed a milestone yesterday in the development of its 737-700 Passenger-to-FlexCombi conversion program. Donning protective eyewear, John Chisholm, owner of Bahrain-based launch customer Chisholm Enterprises, made the final cuts in the skin of unit 30293, an ex-Yakutia 737-700 that will, following certification and redelivery, be operated by Chisholm subsidiary Texel Air. […]
  • David Harris
  • October 20, 2017

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

After more than a year during which the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration took little action towards approving new start-up cargo airlines (we recall Guangzhou-based Longhao was the last new venture to receive its AOC in December 2016, and subsequently commence commercial service in March 2017), there is suddenly a flurry of activity. Just this week, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 13, 2017

First flight of the A330-300P2F

Late last week, EFW conducted a successful six-hour test flight of the first freighter-converted A330-300. This was actually the second flight, as the freighter did take off the day before, but, in the face of unfavorable conditions during Windstorm Xavier, landed after only a few minutes. Several more test flights have followed, and EFW says […]
  • David Harris
  • October 10, 2017

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passenger fleet, and is having converted […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 6, 2017
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