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 […]

A320 passenger-to-freighter conversion program suspended

Note: The following article is excerpted from the current issue of Cargo Facts Update. We encourage those of you who do not already subscribe to the weekly Update, and its companion the monthly printed Cargo Facts newsletter, to click here for more information. Many separate industry sources have independently told Cargo Facts that the A320 passenger-to-freighter conversion program is about […]

Veteran conversion executive joins the ACMG consulting team

Jacob Netz, a long-time freighter conversion expert at Israel Aerospace Industries, has joined Air Cargo Management Group as a Senior Consultant. Jacob, who joined IAI in 1982, will bring his extensive experience specifically to conversion-related consulting at ACMG, the Air Cargo industry’s leading advisory firm. In 2001, Jacob joined IAI’s Bedek Aviation Group, a leading worldwide […]

777 Freighter orders keep rolling in

Boeing recently received two more orders for 777 Freighters, from China Southern Airlines (six units), and GECAS (two units, for end user Ethiopian Airlines on ten-year dry leases). Neither order has been posted on Boeing’s website, but both have been confirmed by the carriers and lessor involved.   Guangzhou-based China Southern has now ordered twelve […]

What next for TNT?

Note: The following article is expanded from the current issue of Cargo Facts Update. We encourage those of you who do not already subscribe to the weekly Update, and its companion the monthly printed Cargo Facts newsletter, to click here for more information.   Shareholders of Netherlands-based mail and express company TNT NV approved the market separation of the company’s […]

Is Airbus about to announce conversion programs for both A330 variants?

Based on a variety of rumors, hints, and even a few public comments, Cargo Facts believes Airbus will soon announce a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for its A330 aircraft family, possibly for both the -200 and -300 variants. We expect the announcement will be made at the Paris Air Show next month, probably in conjunction with […]

Hong Kong v. Shanghai

HONG KONG – For hundreds of years now, Hong Kong has been China’s trade gateway to the world. But when it comes to air cargo, will this China satellite city continue to enjoy that role? On the surface, this question might seem preposterous. More air cargo flows in and out of Hong Kong than any […]
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