Ancra plans for record CLS deliveries amid surging P2F demand

U.S.-based Ancra International has ramped up its production of cargo-loading systems (CLS) as conversion activity intensifies, and expects to make a record number of deliveries in 2021. The company told Cargo Facts that, based on guidance provided by the various conversion houses, it recently upped its manufacturing output earlier this summer and is on course […]

American’s Tyler to discuss cargo-only ops and more at CFS

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that Jessica Tyler, president of cargo and vice president of airport excellence of American Airlines, has joined the Cargo Facts Symposium 2020 speaker faculty. Tyler 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, […]

Eastern sets sights on 767Fs and 777Fs

Pennsylvania-headquartered Eastern Airlines may primarily be a leisure carrier transporting passengers between the U.S. and Latin America for now, but the airline is accelerating its plans to develop its cargo business, with freighters firmly in its sights. Mike Duggan, recently appointed director of international cargo business development, told Cargo Facts that as a niche startup […]

Boeing launches second 767 conversion line in Singapore

Boeing will open a second conversion line for 767-300BCFs at the ST Engineering facility in Singapore (QPG). The planemaker has also logged a firm order from an unidentified customer for two 737-800BCFs. ST confirmed to Cargo Facts that it expects to launch the additional 767 conversion line in November 2020, upping its output capacity to […]

AerSale acquires 757-200 feedstock for conversion and part-out

Florida-headquartered AerSale is to purchase twenty-four 757-200s and intends to convert at least some of them into freighters. According to AerSale, the aircraft are currently parked at its facility in Roswell (ROW) but those destined to become freighters will be converted at its Goodyear (GYR) facility, where many of Precision Aircraft Solutions’ 757-200PCF conversions are […]

Weekly Wrap: The new ATR freighter, plus an update on passenger freighters [Video]

This week, Cargo Facts saw the first production ATR freighter take flight, marking a key milestone in the development of this new feeder freighter that will start being delivered to FedEx in 2021. Meanwhile, six months after airlines began flying passenger aircraft as freighters, the total number of these flights has grown to the tens of […]

Aviation slump does little to slow part-out interest in narrowbody feedstock

Competition for narrowbody feedstock from the part-out market remains strong despite an unprecedented aviation slump, according to APOC Aviation, an aircraft part-out company based in Rotterdam. The prospect of lower feedstock acquisition prices has catalyzed interest in newer narrowbody conversion types from participants in the freighter market, but interest from part-out companies continues to attract […]

Maltese startup looks to 737-400Fs for launch

A startup based in Malta aims to enter the freighter market in the first quarter of 2021 with its own air operator’s certificate (AOC) and possibly two 737-400Fs. SVL Airlines told Cargo Facts it had initially looked at 737-300QCs for the extra flexibility of a reconfigurable layout, but as the pandemic worsened over the course […]
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