ATSG readying recent 767 conversions for Amazon ops

Last week, Air Transport International began operating another freighter-converted 767-300BDSF (26915, ex-30 West) on a CMI basis for Amazon [FATs 004886-4887]. At least two more recently-redelivered 767-300BDSFs owned by ATSG affiliate, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) have recently been leased to Amazon (25200, ex-American Airlines ) and (26912, ex-Air New Zealand) and will soon follow 26915 […]

Garuda Indonesia plans to add 737 NG freighters this year

Garuda Indonesia’s Mohammad Iqbal, Director of Cargo and Business Development, said the Jakarta-based carrier plans to operate four jet freighters this year, including two 737-800 converted freighters, another 737 freighter, and an A330F, Bisnis Indonesia reported. However, the origin of the freighters for conversion is unclear, and feedstock for 737 NG freighters has been particularly […]

CFA: Steeper engine costs are the reality for 737 NG conversions [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from AEI and Boeing discussed some of the factors contributing to steeper conversion costs for 737 NG conversions, compared to 737-300s and -400s. According to panelists, the main contributor to steeper costs is engines. “The NG […]

Nanjing aviation project to launch IAI’s 777 P2F program?

Update 14 May: After this article was published, IAI later confirmed it "does not have a contract with anyone regarding a 777 cargo conversion program," but did not elaborate regarding any ongoing discussions with potential partners. After years of evaluating the potential for a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 777 airframe (see our first mention […]

Alpine Air Express plans to grow turboprop conversion program

Provo, Utah-based Alpine Air Express plans to significantly grow its Beech 1900D conversion program with the addition of new conversion centers in North America and Europe, CEO Michael Dancy told our sister publication, Air Cargo World, on Friday. The carrier, which operates about forty-three small turboprops for customers including the United States Postal Service and UPS, […]
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