Allied Air receives first African-owned 737-800SF

Nigeria-based Allied Air has taken redelivery of its first 737-800SF [FAT 005658]. The aircraft (36846, ex-Jet Airways), converted by Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI), was manufactured in 2007 and is the youngest 737NG to have been converted to date. Unit 36846 was inducted for conversion at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami (MIA) in March. After […]

A321-200PCF completes first test flight

On Oct. 10, 321 Precision Conversions, a joint venture of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Precision Aircraft Solutions, completed the first post-conversion test flight of its conformity A321-200PCF (891, ex-Air Mediterranee). The aircraft took to the skies above Sanford (SFB), where touch labor for the conversion was performed at the Avocet MRO Services facility. […]

MasAir starts ACMI growth with DHL deal

DHL Express has appointed a new ACMI operator in Mexico-based MasAir, which recently began flying a 767-300F on a Mexico City (MEX)-Los Angeles (LAX)-Guadalajara (GDL)-MEX routing six times a week. MasAir told Cargo Facts it is hopeful the deal will develop into a long-term agreement, while DHL could not immediately be reached for comment. The carrier, which […]

Wichita State adds 777P2F to curriculum

A second passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 777-300ER is on the way. Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will lead a public-private partnership that aims to develop and certify a 777-300ER conversion program, the university has announced. The program’s commercial partners include Sequoia Aircraft Conversions, which will market the conversion, and Kansas […]

757 feedstock released from Icelandair

Icelandair is removing 757-200s from its fleet and will soon sell three for conversion into freighters. According to the company, the net sale price of the three aircraft — two of 1994 vintage and one manufactured in 2000 — is $2-$3 million above book value at approximately $21 million. The transaction is expected to close […]

Another parked 747-400F prepares for service reentry

Moldova-based Aerotranscargo has reactivated another 747-400BDSF that had been in storage for a year. The aircraft (24998) previously operated on the AOC of the now-defunct Air Cargo Global, but was parked in Liege (LGG) in October 2019. Aerotranscargo had recently told Cargo Facts it would ferry unit 24998, which it owns, out of LGG for a […]

Introducing the Cargo Facts Symposium 2020 Appraisers

More than half a year into the COVID-19 pandemic—perhaps the most disruptive black swan ever to hit aviation—aircraft values are starting to respond. Cargo Facts is pleased to announce Olga Razzhivina, Director, Oriel, will take stock of the trajectory of aircraft values and will moderate an appraiser’s roundtable at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium. The […]

Amazon to place more 737Fs with Sun Country

Sun Country Airlines is set to grow its CMI operation for Amazon with more 737 freighters. The e-commerce giant’s next 737-800BCF (29120, ex-Corendon Airlines) arrived in Everett (PAE) Oct. 6 after conversion by Boeing in China, showing “Operated by Sun Country, Inc.” near the cockpit windows. As with Amazon’s 737s currently being flown by the Minneapolis-based […]
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