World’s top cargo carriers in 2010 — preliminary

Note:This summary was based on preliminary data provided by IATA. A complete analysis, based on final data, was included in the July issue of Cargo Facts. It is available (to Cargo Facts subscribers only) in the VIP section of this website.     The International Air Transport Association published preliminary data showing 2010 cargo traffic […]

Paris Air Show update — Day 4

The 2011 edition of the Paris Air Show ended with the expected big bang of a record-breaking order from Malaysia-based AirAsia, which signed up with Airbus for 200 A320neos. This is the largest-ever order for a single aircraft type, eclipsing the previous record set yesterday by Indian carrier Indigo.   As far as we know, […]

Paris Air Show update — Day 3

Paris Day 3 brought the signing of the first of two expected narrowbody mega-orders as Indian carrier Indigo firmed its commitment with Airbus for 180 A320 jets — 150 A320neos and 30 non-neos — reportedly the largest-ever commercial aircraft order by number of aircraft. That record is expected to be broken tomorrow with a 200-unit […]

Paris Air Show update — day two

For you freight dogs, the most interesting news from Paris Day 2 was the reported announcement by Brazil-based manufacturer Embraer confirming plans to launch a commercial version of its KC-390 twinjet military transport. The commercial version would be longer than the military version, with two plugs added – one forward of the wing and one […]

Paris Air Show update — day one

This year’s iteration of the Paris Air Show is underway at nearby Le Bourget, and we’ll try to summarize each day’s orders and announcements here on Also, Bob Dahl, the Managing Director of our parent Air Cargo Management Group, is at the show. If you’d like to chat with him there, send him an […]

Fleet changes at cathay pacific cargo: Is a 777F order in the cards?

Note: The following article is excerpted from the current issue of Cargo Facts. We encourage those of you who do not already subscribe to the monthly printed Cargo Facts newsletter, and its companion the weekly Cargo Facts Update, to click here for more information. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, now the world’s biggest international cargo carrier, is in the early stage […]

ACMG Senior Consultant to Lecture on P-to-F Conversions

Jacob Netz, a senior consultant at Air Cargo Management Group, this site’s publisher, will deliver a lecture on passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions next week before the Aeronautics branch of the Association of Engineers and the Israel Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The lecture is entitled, “Conversion of Passenger Aircraft to Freighter – an Opportunity for a New […]

Qatar takes a stake in Cargolux

It’s official: Doha-based Qatar Airways today bought a 35% stake in Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux, and the two carriers agreed to enter into “commercial cooperation.”   It has been known for years that Cargolux’s shareholders were looking for an investor to take over the 33.7% share formerly held by Switzerland’s bankrupt SAirLines, and that the […]
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