A combi version of the 747 Large Cargo Freighter?

According to a report on the Flight Global website, Boeing is planning to add a 16-passenger cabin to its 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter, the heavily modified 747-400 the manufacturer uses to ferry 787 subassemblies from all over the world for final assembly in the US. Turning the LCF into a “combi” would allow Boeing to […]

The WTO verdict is in! And the winner is…

And the winner is: We have no idea. The World Trade Organization today published its decision on a case brought by the United States charging that Airbus received illegal subsidies, and that this caused harm to US aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The full text of the report is available on the WTO website. Although the entire […]

Looking ahead to peak season

Peak season for air freight is now just a few months away, so it is worth taking a look at factors that may affect demand this year. There are two conflicting theories, one of which predicts a fairly low peak, and one that predicts a high peak. We’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on […]

Let’s get the Forum going!

Cargofacts.net is off to a good start — plenty of photos, videos, and blogs — but there is one area that needs some activity, and that is the Forum. The forum is a place for you, the members of Cargofacts.net to discuss anything that interests you. So post your thoughts, make comments, ask questions… All […]

Surprised? Maybe we shouldn’t have been.

Given the big improvement in the US economy over the last twelve months, we at Air Cargo Management Group were expecting FedEx to report a jump in US domestic package volumes in this week’s quarterly report. When we saw that volumes were up just half a percent — that is, hardly up at all — […]

Be careful what you wish for…

Two recent news items caught my eye. The first was a Journal of Commerce piece quoting The Drewry Air Freight Price Index for April. Drewry, a UK-based shipping consultancy, tracks ex-Shanghai air freight rates, and their index showed an 18.4% month-over-month jump from March to April. Rates are still not quite as high as they […]

Potential issue for operators of CF6-50 powered freighters

We included this in last night’s issue of Cargo Facts Update (and yes, if you don’t already subscribe, you should) but I think it deserves wider notice, and I’d like to hear your comments on it, so I’ll put it up here. In a move that has potential to impact the worldwide freighter fleet, the […]
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