Breaking news: British Airways will lease three 747-8 freighters from Atlas

British Airways World Cargo, the cargo arm of British Airways, signed a five-year lease agreement for three 747-8Fs with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ UK subsidiary Global Supply Systems (GSS). BAWC currently leases three 747-400Fs from Atlas (through GSS), and these will be replaced by the 747-8Fs beginning in early 2011. Atlas has twelve 747-8Fs on […]

Introducing Dispatches

As the online community for the air cargo industry, offers its members the opportunity to post news and developments about their companies in the Dispatches section of the site. To post your company news or press release, please click here. Your submission should include the tag “Dispatches.” All posts will be reviewed by […]

Farnborough: A final tally

The 2010 edition of the Farnborough International Air Show is officially over, and here is our updated summary of commercial aircraft orders at this year’s event. It adds a few we missed in our last report, and removes some that were simply announcements identifying customers in orders previously reported but attributed to unidentified customers. No […]

Farnborough winds down on a quiet note

While the Farnborough Air Show will remain open to visitors for a couple more days, the business deals are now mostly done. I’ll provide a complete breakdown next week, but here’s a quick update and summary. At the end of Day 3 the order & commitment total was 694, including mainline and regional jets, as […]

Farnborough, Day 3: 172 more orders

A slightly quieter day on the order front at Farnborough today. Barring any last minute announcements, it looks like there were 172 new orders and commitments for commercial jets, bringing the total so far to 694. Updating the running total from yesterday, we now have the following (items in bold are from day 3): Lessors […]

Farnborough, Day 2: 295 more orders!

The pace of orders is heating up at Farnborough. Yesterday we saw 227 commercial jet orders announced, and today this was followed with the announcement of 258 more, plus 37 orders for commercial turboprop aircraft, bringing the total to 522 orders. None of the aircraft ordered were freighters, but the day did feature the first […]

Farnborough, Day 1: 227 commercial jet orders!

After the last two depressing years it has been easy to forget that the Farnborough and Paris Air Shows were once the scene of major aircraft order announcements. But the first day of this year’s event in Farnborough has brought some of the old excitement back with the announcement of 227 orders for commercial jetliners. […]

Princess Maxima

A real live Princess? Martinair Holland’s “Prinses Máxima” – PH-MCU (id: 48757/606) is seen here heading home to Amsterdam Schiphol from Seatac on a dreary afternoon in light rain. The freighter was built for Martinair in 1996 and first flew in the old colors of the AF-KLM subsidiary. It was repainted with a special floral […]
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