AerCaribe grows with fourth 737-400F

Colombia-based AerCaribe has taken redelivery of its fourth 737-400F [FAT 005653]. The aircraft (24130, ex-AlbaStar) was acquired by AerCaribe and inducted for conversion in May with Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) at the Commercial Jet facility in Dothan (DHN). The carrier could not provide an exact date for the entry into service of the new addition, […]

Asia Pacific expands with production 757F

Guam-headquartered Asia Pacific Airlines has added a fourth 757-200F to its fleet [FAT 005652]. The carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts it had purchased the aircraft (24845, ex-Ethiopian Airlines) at the end of September and expects to have it ready for service by late November. Unlike the three 757-200PCFs Asia Pacific currently operates, converted from passenger configuration […]

ASL’s Andrew joins panel at Cargo Facts Symposium

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that Dave Andrew, group chief executive of Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings, will join Cargo Facts Symposium 2020, a virtual event on Oct. 27-28, to speak in a session titled “Narrowbody freighters: Prospects for conversion and fleet expansion.” This virtual panel will take place from 11-11:45 a.m. EST on Wednesday, […]

West Atlantic shuffles fleet ahead of Brexit

Without a clear vision for what the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit aviation relationship with the European Union will look like, carriers with multiple AOCs scattered across the region are preemptively moving aircraft to avoid possible disruptions. Sweden-headquartered West Atlantic has begun moving aircraft from its U.K.-based carrier, West Atlantic UK, to other affiliate airlines based in […]

767 conversion demand prompts output increases by IAI and Boeing

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has established a second 767 conversion line at the Mexicana MRO Services facility in Mexico City (MEX) Mexicana MRO Services told Cargo Facts it expects to kick off the increased production with the induction of unit 25363 (ex-WestJet) in November or December. The company said it had begun discussions with IAI toward […]

Rostrum fuels 737-300F fleet growth

Indonesia-based Tri-M.G. Intra Asia Airlines has added to its fleet a 737-300F (28401, ex-Southwest Airlines). Once in service, the carrier’s 737-300F fleet will grow to four units. Unit 28401 was converted by PEMCO at the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co., Ltd. (STAECO) facility in Jinan (TNA) for Rostrum Leasing. Although the conversion was completed last […]

IAI adds 737 conversion line in Mexico

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has begun freighter conversions of 737NGs at the Mexicana MRO Services in Mexico City (MEX), Cargo Facts has learned. Mexicana MRO Services, which also provides touch labor for IAI’s 767-300 conversions, told Cargo Facts the first 737-800 (29668, ex-Jet Airways) had been inducted for conversion in late July, and is expected […]
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