AEI boosts 737-800 conversion capacity on demand growth

Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) has designated Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO Xiamen) as a conversion center for its 737-800SF program, taking the number of conversion facilities it has to five. According to AEI, HAECO Xiamen will initially have one conversion line and begin touch labor on its first 737-800 in January 2021, but a second […]

Cargojet to end 2020 with 25 freighters

Canada-based Cargojet Airways will add another 767-300F and expects to have twenty-five freighters in service by the end of 2020. The fleet will consist of nine leased 767-300Fs, five owned 767-300Fs, one leased 767-200F, two owned 767-200Fs, and eight owned 757-200Fs. According to Cargojet’s second-quarter results, released Aug. 6, the carrier executed a letter of intent […]

UPS’ Houston Mills joins CFS speaker faculty

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that Houston Mills, vice president of flight operations of UPS, has joined the Cargo Facts Symposium 2020 speaker faculty. Mills will join other distinguished industry peers on a virtual roundtable session titled, “Refiling air cargo’s flight plan: Growth opportunities and obstacles in airfreight,” on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 11:45 […]

Volga-Dnepr preps for 777F ops

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group has taken delivery of its first 777F (66625) from Boeing [FAT 005539]. Volga-Dnepr couldn’t confirm an exact date for the arrival of the aircraft at its hub in Moscow (SVO), but told Cargo Facts it could depart Boeing’s Everett (PAE) facility as early as next week. The Russian group’s first 777F is […]

ATSG’s 767F commitment boosts Q2 earnings

Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) commitment to and investment in 767 freighters saw the company’s operating income jump by 74% year on year to $32.5 million on an adjusted basis for the second quarter. Total revenue at ATSG’s dry-leasing division, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), for the quarter was 8% higher than a year ago, attributed […]

Atlas Air flies high on charters

On the back of what President and CEO John Dietrich called “an exceptional quarter,” Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings reported an adjusted net income of $123.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $4.5 million for the same period in 2019. The charter segment was a significant contributor to the second-quarter performance. […]

Southern Air to operate more 737-800Fs for Amazon

Amazon’s next 737-800BCF will be handed over to Southern Air to operate, as the Atlas Air affiliate carrier appears to be stepping away from 737-400F operations. The 737-800BCF (32742, ex-NewGen Airways) was sent to China to be converted in January, and was spotted by photographers in Osaka (KIX) on Aug. 1, showing “Operated by Southern […]

AeroUnion streamlines freighter fleet

Mexico-based AeroUnion is not looking to make any additional fleet changes, at least for now. The airline’s latest disposal, an A300 (227) that will shortly be joining Panama-based Cargo Three, was the last of AeroUnion’s A300B4-200Fs. The carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts that unit 227 had been sold in February in accordance with its strategy […]
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