$1.7 billion profit improvement for FedEx?

It has been no secret that FedEx is in the process of reducing costs and reconfiguring its operations to meet slower-than-expected growth in the current sluggish world economy, particularly in its Express segment. Among the changes announced over the past few months have been a delay in delivery of some of the 777Fs it has […]

Production freighter orders, deliveries & backlog — September 2012

Both Airbus and Boeing have now published their September orders and deliveries. Regarding freighters, it was a month of deliveries only, as neither manufacturer booked any orders, and in fact only Boeing delivered any freighters in September. As shown in the chart at right, Boeing delivered three 747-8Fs, three 777Fs, and one 767-300F in September, […]

PEMCO back in business — More freighter conversions for China Postal

US-based MRO and conversion specialist PEMCO World Air Services emerged from its recent restructuring with the announcement of an agreement to convert more 737-400s to freighter configuration for China Postal Airlines. PEMCO has a long history with China Postal, having already provided the carrier with eight passenger-to-freighter conversions, including six 737-400Fs and two 737-300Fs. The […]

Look Who’s Kicking off the 18th Annual Cargo Facts Symposium

Join these esteemed executives:   Michael Steen, EVP, Atlas Air Worldwide Stan Wraight, Managing Partner, Strategic Aviation Solutions International Shawn McWhorter, President, Nippon Cargo Airlines – Americas Neel Shah, Former SVP, Delta Cargo Harm Winkeler, Deputy Vice President the Americas, Airfrance-KLM-Martinair Cargo as they kickoff of the 2012 Symposium and discuss the most pressing issues […]

All New Speakers at the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium

The 2012 Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium is quickly approaching and we are proud to bring you an elite group speakers to kick off the Symposium at our first session, “Seeking Solutions to the Air Freight Dilemma.” Join the all new panel, featuring: Michael Steen, EVP, Atlas Air Worldwide Stan Wraight, Managing Partner, Strategic Aviation Solutions […]

Southern Air files for Chapter 11 protection

US-based all-cargo ACMI and charter operator Southern Air Holdings filed a petition for Chapter 11 protection while it restructures its debt obligations. The very short version of the story, in Southern’s words, is that “Currently, the Debtors do not have sufficient funds with which to operate their businesses on a going forward basis.” The full […]
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