Air Cargo Global idles operations

Slovakia-headquartered Air Cargo Global has yet to operate a single flight in 2020, and recently dismissed workers at its main European hub at Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), according to Airliners.de. On Dec. 30, 2019, the carrier operated its last flight from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Liege (LGG), where two of the carrier’s 747-400BDSFs remain. ACG’s […]

US Carriers suspend Seoul service as coronavirus spreads

U.S.-based carriers Delta Air Lines and Hawaiian Airlines announced temporary suspensions of some routes operating between the United States and South Korea on Thursday. The announcements are the latest indicator that the scale of the coronavirus impact on air cargo is moving beyond mainland China into other countries, with rising numbers of confirmed cases. Beginning […]

Classic freighter transactions surge in January

Of the sixteen freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) recorded by Cargo Facts in January 2020, more than half involved “classic” freighters, which are defined as aircraft models now dated by a modern alternatives. Conversion orders for narrowbody freighters continued throughout 2019 amid feedstock disruptions stemming from the grounded 737 MAX. An uptick in the number of older widebody […]

Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter program

Airbus is moving ahead with the development of a freighter version of the A350 aircraft, sources tell Cargo Facts. Sources say Airbus is actively pitching a freighter variant of the A350 to cargo operators, and would formally launch the new production freighter program once it secures a charter order. In recent months, sales executives for […]

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 […]

Olympus Airways looks to grow freighter fleet

Greece-based Olympus Airways plans to expand its fleet of freighter aircraft and expects to have five 757-200Fs by the end of the year. The airline is new to freighters, having only taken its first in December 2019. Olympus’ first 757-200PCF (25294, ex-American Airlines) was converted by Precision Aircraft Solutions at the AerSale facility in Goodyear […]
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