Lynden Air Cargo adding more cities to scheduled freighter network

Even as US-based combination carriers began reporting lackluster March cargo traffic, demand for air cargo transport outside the contiguous United States remains buoyant. Yesterday, Lynden Air Cargo announced that beginning 30 April, the carrier will add twice-weekly scheduled service to St. Mary’s and Emmonak from its hub in Anchorage. Lynden had previously called to the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 24, 2019

Cargo Facts Asia: MAX groundings intensify strain on 737NG feedstock

In recent weeks, 737 MAX operators have pushed cancellations further out into the summer as Boeing works with US regulators to modify software related to the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which is suspected to have played a role in two crashes involving the MAX 8. Even though MAX series aircraft could take to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 18, 2019

Cargolux nabs three 747-400ERFs as ASL restructures leased fleet

Last year, Cargolux confirmed plans to add three used 747-400ERFs to its fleet in 2019. At the time, a number of sources for the aircraft were possible, but now that a Luxembourgian registration has been reserved for the first aircraft (35236, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium) the identities of the other two incoming 747-400ERFs begin to emerge. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 8, 2019

Qantas to upgrade Atlas-leased freighters to 747-8Fs

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which has had a long-standing ACMI lease agreement with Qantas Freight for the operation of two 747-400 freighters, said in a statement today that the leased aircraft will be upgauged to two 747-8Fs. According to flight tracking software FlightAware, the two -400Fs (29253 and 29254, both of which operate in Atlas […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 4, 2019

Emirates sheds a 777F, where will it end up?

A 777F previously leased by Emirates SkyCargo (35606) from Atlas Air’s leasing arm Titan Aviation Holdings appears to have been returned to the lessor. The aircraft was re-registered in the United States and ferried to Marana (MZJ) on 31 March. Cargo Facts believes the aircraft will soon join the Southern Air fleet, and like the […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • April 2, 2019

Bedek expects STC for its 737-800BDSF program by June

Earlier this month, Israel-based Bedek Aviation Group commenced flight tests for its first freighter-converted 737-800BDSF (30498, ex-Transaero). Tests are being completed near Tel Aviv, where the former passenger aircraft was converted to freighter configuration. Although the partial shutdown of the U.S. Federal Government delayed flight tests, Bedek tells Cargo Facts that it is expecting the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 26, 2019

The first 7 operators of 737 NG freighters

Earlier this week, Atran Airlines, the express carrier subsidiary of Russia-based Volga Dnepr Group, announced it successfully added its first 737-800BCF to its AOC (32616, ex-Nok Air), on lease from GECAS. Atran has become the seventh 737 NG operator, since Bedek redelivered the first freighter-converted 737-700 in September 2017. Today, there are three active conversion […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • March 22, 2019

AeroLogic, Polar Air Cargo seeking to expand codeshareing agreement

Leipzig-based AeroLogic is seeking to co-market capacity on its scheduled 777F flights between Cincinnati (CVG) and Leipzig (LEJ) with New York-based Polar Air Cargo, according to an application filed with the US Department of Transportation earlier this week. The scope of the codesharing request is limited to the single route connecting Germany and the United […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 21, 2019
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