Who’s who in freighter conversions: The conversion houses

Today, we conclude our two-part analysis of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market. In the first part yesterday, we began with a look at the increasing number of narrowbody conversion programs for Next Generation, or NG, aircraft. In the second part today, we take a look at the six conversion houses that currently offer passenger-to-freighter conversion programs […]

Who’s who in freighter conversions: So many programs, so little feedstock

While recent years have witnessed redelivery of the first of the next generation of narrowbody freighter conversions,  the narrowbody conversion space is about to get even busier and more competitive next year. Not only will a second platform, the A321, be introduced but, by the end of 2019, up to three additional narrowbody conversion programs […]

Airbus GMF forecasts 2,500 freighters to be added over the next two decades

Airbus forecasts a total of 2,800 freighters will be in service by 2038 a net increase of 1,000 units from today’s totals, the company stated in its Global Market Forecast (GMF) released this week. Despite the recent slowdown in airfreight growth, Airbus is more bullish on the freighter market compared to previous years on the […]

Telair International unveils modular cargo loading system for A320 family

Telair International launched a modular cargo loading system for use in the lower hold of narrowbody aircraft. The system is designed to be installed post-delivery or during freighter conversion and consists of reconfigurable modules that can be converted within a matter of hours to accommodate either bulk or containerized freight. Initially, Telair expects the system to […]

CargoLogic Germany receives AOC, aims for ten 737Fs by 2022

Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) was issued an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA), the German civil aviation authority. With an AOC in hand, the carrier expects to start flying “imminently,” CargoLogic Germany told Cargo Facts. Initially, CLG will operate a pair of 737-400 SFs that were redelivered to the carrier earlier this year, on-lease from […]

Airwork acquires pair of Bluebird 737-300Fs

Iceland-based Bluebird Nordic has sold two of its 737-300BDSFs to New Zealand-based Airwork, the cargo carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts [FATs 005134-005135]. The first aircraft (25264, ex-Frontier) is already in Auckland (AKL) and has been registered with the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. According to Bluebird Nordic, unit 25264, which was owned by sister […]

Cargo Facts Connect: Timing the launch of a P2F conversion program

Miami-based AEI has developed P2F Supplemental Type Certificates for ten jet models throughout its history. The company’s 737-800 SF program, announced in April 2014, was the first conversion program launched for an NG narrowbody In February of this year, the 737-800SF was certified by the FAA and subsequently redelivered to launch operator Ethiopian Airlines earlier this year.      In this inaugural episode of Cargo Facts Connect, we sit down with Robert Convey, SVP Sales & Marketing, AEI […]

As MD-80s exit passenger service, freighter-converted units take to the skies with Everts Air

On Sept. 4, American Airlines retired the last twenty-six McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft in its fleet. Even though the airframe remains in passenger service with Delta (which operates 62 of the type), fleet numbers are on the decline – at least for units in passenger service. Despite serving a niche market, the number of freighter-converted […]
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