GECAS and IAI partner to launch 777P2F program

SAN DIEGO – GECAS and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced the joint launch of a 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversion program yesterday, just as delegates began arriving here for Cargo Facts Symposium 2019. More than just a customer for the program, along with IAI, GECAS is co-funding the development of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the […]

Boeing reduces support for third-party freighter conversions

Boeing this week told customers that it may be unable to provide FAA approval for structural repairs on aircraft modified by non-Boeing entities. The position could dramatically limit OEM support for freighter conversion programs developed by the many conversion houses that modify Boeing aircraft. A multi-operator message (MOM) dispatched on Oct. 7 and seen by Cargo […]

Third A330-300P2F set to join Air Hong Kong fleet

DHL Express plans to place its third freighter-converted A330-300F (231, ex-Thai Airways) with Air Hong Kong. The express integrator confirmed to Cargo Facts that this aircraft will begin its Asian operations later this month. Unit 231 was redelivered by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) in September 2019 and was painted into the Air Hong Kong livery in […]

Second UPS 767-300BDSF completed

Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) leasing arm, has taken redelivery of the second 767-300BDSF (28039, ex-Air Italy) it has agreed to dry-lease to Atlanta-based UPS [FAT 005158-005159]. After a three-hour test flight, the aircraft was ferried from the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) facility in Tel Aviv (TLV) to Shannon (SNN). Unit […]

Cathay Pacific retires lone 747-400BCF

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has withdrawn its single remaining 747-400BCF (25152) and ferried the freighter to the aircraft boneyard at Pinal Airpark (MZJ) in Marana, AZ, via Anchorage (ANC) and Los Angeles (LAX) [FAT 005156]. The aircraft had not flown since operating a round trip between Hong Kong (HKG) and Chennai (MAA) on Aug. 29. […]

21 Air begins flying for AeroMexico Cargo [VIDEO]

Earlier this month, a 21 Air operated 767-200BDSF (23803) emerged from heavy maintenance and began operating on an ACMI-basis for AeroMéxico Cargo [FAT 005149]. Previously, ABX Air had operated a 767-200BDSF for AeroMéxico Cargo. 21 Air has a second 767-200BDSF (23801) that is finishing up a C Check in Georgia, and will soon reenter service. […]
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