CF EMEA: Regulation limits potential of cargo drone embrace

AirBridgeCargo sees multiple use cases for drone applications on its expansive home turf in Russia said Andrey Andreev, the carrier’s vice president, during a panel discussion at Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 earlier this month in Frankfurt. “Covering deliveries over the last mile, is quite an interesting challenge,” Andreev said, referring to the vast distances between […]

CF EMEA: Growth prospects for narrowbody freighters in Europe

FRANKFURT — There are still good opportunities for narrowbody freighter operators in Europe, according to CargoLogic Germany (CLG), one of the newest entrants to the market. CLG, which obtained its German Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in September 2019, currently flies a variety of European routes, serving airports including Cologne (CGN), Hannover (HAJ), Milan (MXP) and East […]

CF EMEA: Intra-Europe widebody freighter operations

FRANKFURT — The increasing congestion at major European airports and growing express volumes may not be enough to push carriers to upgauge freighters utilized for intra-European routes, according to UPS. During the third session at Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 earlier this month, Jens Poggensee, vice president of transportation procurement for small parcels by air, and […]

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 […]

CF EMEA: Titan Airways plans expansion with A321Fs

FRANKFURT — U.K.-based Titan Airways plans to enlarge its presence in the freighter market with the introduction of three freighter-converted A321Fs. The first unit (1238, ex-Thomas Cook Airlines) was inducted for conversion by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) in Singapore (XSP) in January and is expected to be redelivered by the end of the year, on lease […]

CF EMEA: ATSG throttles ahead with 767 conversions

FRANKFURT — U.S.-based lessor Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) has acquired a trio of ex-LATAM 767-300ERs for use as conversion feedstock. Two of the aircraft (29228 and 29229) are already in conversion at IAI’s facility in Tel Aviv (TLV). Cargo Facts caught up with Mike Berger, chief commercial officer of CAM’s parent company ATSG, at Cargo […]
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