Biman Bangladesh looks to add freighters

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has plans to add freighters to its fleet to satisfy “huge demand” from local traders, Md Mokabbir Hossain, the carrier’s managing director and CEO, told Dhaka-based outlet New Age. Biman’s long-term strategy sees the airline growing its fleet to a total of fifty aircraft by 2030. The carrier currently only has a […]

Connect Cargo freighters grounded

Brazilian startup Connect Cargo’s two leased 737-400Fs are currently grounded and could end up being repossessed by Luxembourg-based Vallair. According to ANAC, Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency, the two aircraft are no longer cleared for commercial flights. Connect Cargo, which only completed its Part 121 certification with ANAC and was granted its AOC in June […]

CF EMEA: Striving for freighter-to-belly balance

FRANKFURT — Turkish Airlines, which has a freighter fleet of ten A330-200Fs and seven 777Fs, took its seventh 777F in January and has one more unit on firm order for delivery in a month or so. The carrier also has an overall fleet of around 300 aircraft, including more than 100 widebody aircraft with cargo-friendly […]

CF EMEA: E-commerce drives narrowbody demand

FRANKFURT — Even though the narrowbody freighter market is becoming increasingly competitive, the growth of e-commerce means there’s ample opportunity for aircraft lessors, with an estimated yearly demand for approximately sixty narrowbody freighters every year for the next twenty years. Vx Capital, the largest lessor of 737-400Fs, currently has a portfolio of two 737-300Fs and […]

Sine Draco acquires an A321-200, prepares to induct conformity aircraft

Today, Sine Draco Aviation Technology acquired its first A321-200 (963, ex-AtlasGlobal) [FAT 005332]. The airframe, purchased from AerCap, will become the conformity aircraft for Sine Draco’s in-development A321-200SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion program. Sine Draco, which has offices in China and the United States, announced the fourteen-pallet A321-200SDF in 2018. The company is utilizing its own engineering […]

Boeing delivers first 767-300F at higher production rate

On Monday, Boeing delivered a 767-300F (63114) to FedEx [FAT 005327] While the aircraft represents one of many recent deliveries for the express giant, this was Boeing’s first 767 delivery at the increased production rate of three units per month. The 767 is currently a bright spot across Boeing’s product portfolio. Apart from plans to […]
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