Antonov AN-124 charter featured in Discovery Channel documentary

  If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel you may have seen one of Chapman Freeborn’s charters featured in the Mighty Planes documentary about the AN-124 aircraft – part of a series airing at the moment in several regions. The film follows an AN-124 charter project we arranged with the international logistics service provider […]

Winglets approved for Precision 757-200 conversions

Freighter-conversion specialist Precision Conversions received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration to provide 757-200 passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi conversions on aircraft with winglets. The FAA approval is important not only to Precision, but also in a broader sense, because it opens the door to a post-passenger life for the over three hundred 757-200s currently operating […]

NEW Session: Seeking Solutions to the Air Freight Dilemma

Passenger traffic started the year off with a 5% increase, an trend not reflected in air freight, which declined for January. The air freight industry has exhibited little if any net growth in demand since the pre-recession peak in 2007, and, as a result, pessimism has reigned.   The uncertainty in future prospects for air freight growth […]

The next China?

As has been well-documented both in Cargo Facts and in many other publications, manufacturing costs in China have risen rapidly over the last few years, to the point that many companies have relocated some or all of their outsourced manufacturing to other countries, or are actively considering doing so. One such company is Taiwan-based Foxconn, […]

Get Smart at the ACMG Workshop at Cargo Facts 2012

As the saying goes, there’s an app for that- even in air transportation.   Air Partner has developed a freight app, which recommends the the best air carrier for the type of cargo. “This innovation demonstrates that we are leading the way when it comes to developing new products to add to the traditional freight charter […]

Fleet changes for Air China Cargo?

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways, which reported second-quarter results dragged down by falling air freight demand and a US$39 million loss from its AIR CHINA CARGO (ACC) joint venture, is reviewing fleet options at the jv. Air China Cargo, the former cargo arm of Air China and now an Air China/Cathay joint venture, currently operates […]

Africa First – Ethiopian’s first 787

This morning, Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its first 787-8, which flew from Paine Field to Washington D.C.’s Dulles Airport, and which will commence a special revenue flight to Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport later today. Ethiopian’s flights between Addis and Dulles are usually handled by the 777-200LR – Ethiopian uses a fleet of five […]

In a tough first half, the pain was not shared equally

According to the International Air Transport Association , total international air freight traffic in the first half of 2012 was down 2.6% compared to the first half of 2011. To most in the industry, this comes as no surprise. The world economy has been in rough shape for over a year, with consumers watching their […]
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