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 […]

Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter program

Airbus is moving ahead with the development of a freighter version of the A350 aircraft, sources tell Cargo Facts. Sources say Airbus is actively pitching a freighter variant of the A350 to cargo operators, and would formally launch the new production freighter program once it secures a charter order. In recent months, sales executives for […]

Olympus Airways looks to grow freighter fleet

Greece-based Olympus Airways plans to expand its fleet of freighter aircraft and expects to have five 757-200Fs by the end of the year. The airline is new to freighters, having only taken its first in December 2019. Olympus’ first 757-200PCF (25294, ex-American Airlines) was converted by Precision Aircraft Solutions at the AerSale facility in Goodyear […]
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