Lockheed certifies Hercules training center, prepares to deliver first LM-100J

Lockheed Martin opened a new training center at its Marietta, Ga., campus for the Hercules platform. The FAA issued Part 142 and Level-D certification for the facility, which will enable training across both military and commercial variants of Lockheed’s C-130J Hercules. The center opens as Lockheed Martin prepares to deliver the first LM-100J, a commercial […]

Pelita Air Service to operate ATR 72 freighter

Indonesia-based Pelita Air Service will soon add a freighter to its fleet. The carrier is currently converting one of its own ATR 72-500s (746, ex-Veling) to bulk cargo configuration. The conversion is being carried out by Aeroconseil, part of AKKA Technologies, at the Indopelita Aircraft Services facility at Pondok Cabe Air Base (PCB), just outside […]

ANA Cargo hands over third 767-300BCF to CAM

Japan-based ANA Cargo transferred a 767-300BCF (24400) to Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), the leasing arm of ATSG. The aircraft was ferried from Tokyo (HND) to Wilmington (ILN) via Anchorage (ANC), arriving March 2 [FAT 005098]. This is the third 767-300BCF ANA Cargo sold to CAM as part of an August 2019 agreement. Following conformity, the aircraft […]

Cargolux celebrates golden anniversary

Luxembourg’s all-cargo carrier Cargolux, turned half a century old today. The airline was founded 50 years ago by Luxembourg national carrier Luxair, Icelandic Airlines, Swedish shipping company Salen and a small group of private investors, with Einar Olafsson as its first employee and CEO. Its sole aircraft, at the start of operations, was a Canadair […]

Allied Air looks to 737-800 for fleet renewal

Nigeria-based Allied Air placed an order with AEI for the conversion of two 737-800s to freighter configuration. The deal, announced by AEI this week, also includes options exercisable for another two conversions [FATs 005341-5342]. The order comes as a welcomed boost for AEI’s 737-800SF conversion program, and is the first firm order AEI has announced […]

Hawaiian acquires fourth ATR 72-200F

Hawaiian Airlines acquired an ATR 72-200F (389, ex-ASL Airlines Ireland) and is moving forward with plans to put a fourth ATR 72-200F into service [FAT 005346]. Slovakia-based AELIS Group announced the delivery of the aircraft to Hawaiian airlines today. Originally, Hawaiian had planned to acquire and convert an aircraft but, due to complications, has instead […]

Air Cargo Global idles operations

Slovakia-headquartered Air Cargo Global has yet to operate a single flight in 2020, and recently dismissed workers at its main European hub at Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), according to Airliners.de. On Dec. 30, 2019, the carrier operated its last flight from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Liege (LGG), where two of the carrier’s 747-400BDSFs remain. ACG’s […]
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