FedEx and Boeing reported to be considering a 767-400 Freighter

A freighter version of the 767-400? Rumors from several sources indicate that FedEx is in discussions with Boeing regarding a freighter variant of the 767-400ER, presumably as a replacement for the 58 MD-10-10Fs and 17 MD-10-30Fs it now operates. The key characteristics of a potential 767-400F that would make it attractive to FedEx are: Cargo […]

777F celebrates its second birthday

Today marks the second full year of service for the freighter variant of the Boeing 777. The manufacturer has so far delivered 39 units and has 44 still in its firm backlog. Yes, that’s right, 44. Boeing’s website shows a total of just 79 firm orders, but Cargo Facts has learned that a mid-February order […]

US Air Force Selects Boeing to Supply 179 Tanker Transports

  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.   Boeing wins USAF tanker refleeting contract: In what could be […]

World Bank economist to present at the 2011 ACMG Workshop

John S. Wilson, a Lead Economist at the World Bank, has accepted an invitation to present at the 2011 ACMG Workshop on May 2-3 in Atlanta on global economic trends and challenges. Mr. Wilson has worked at the World Bank since 1999, and currently directs its research on trade costs, business facilitation, and economic development […]

A record year for Atlas Air

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.   Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reported fourth-quarter net income up 46.7% […]

2011 Cargo Demand: So far, so good.

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.   2011 cargo: So far, so good. Traffic and volume statistics for […]

Boeing will offer a new narrowbody — It’s official… maybe.

Speaking at the Cowen Aerospace/Defense Conference in New York today, Boeing President and CEO James McNerney said the company would replace its 737 family of narrowbodies with an entirely new airplane rather than attempt to re-engine its existing lineup as Airbus has chosen to do with the A320neo. However, having said, “We’re going to do […]
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