First 787 delivery now scheduled for the third quarter of 2011

This morning Boeing announced a new schedule for the 787, saying it now expected delivery of the first unit “in the third quarter of this year.” Boeing said that the six-month delay from its previous schedule resulted from “the time required to produce, install and test updated software and new electrical power distribution panels in […]

Will the FAA’s requirement for repetitive 757 inspections improve the conversion feedstock situation?

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.   The US Federal Aviation Administration published an Airworthiness Directive requiring repetitive […]

Russian freighter conversions for AEI

Miami-based Aeronautical Engineers Inc, which last week received Russian/CIS certification for its 737-300 and 737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversions, confirmed that it close to signing two large contracts in the region.   The first, which is expected to be signed within the next few days, is for six 737-400 P-to-F conversions for an end user that will […]

Transmile sells its MD-11 Freighters to FedEx

Malaysia-based Transmile has for some time been negotiating with FedEx over the sale of some or all of its four MD-11Fs, at a rumored price of $17 million per plane. Transmile parked the MD-11Fs two years ago because it could not find a profitable use for them, and FedEx clearly wanted them, but negotiations were […]

Guggenheim Aviation Partners cancels its 747-8F orders

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.   US-based lessor GUGGENHEIM AVIATION PARTNERS (GAP) cancelled its firm order with […]

First 767-300 freighter for TNT

  At the end of 2010 lessor Guggenheim Aviation Partners  took redelivery of a 767-300BDSF following conversion at Bedek Aviation Group’s Tel Aviv facility. Guggenheim is leasing the freighter to Spanish carrier Gestair, who will operate it (and a second 767-300BDSF, to be converted and redelivered soon) for TNT Airways.   The freighter, shown above, […]

HK International Airport sets a new cargo record

It’s official!   Hong Kong International Airport broke through the 4-million tonne cargo mark in 2010, the first airport ever to do so.   HKIA will not publish final cargo statistics for December and for the full-year 2010 for a few weeks, but the Airport Authority held a ceremony to commemorate passing the twin milestones of […]

2011

Monday morning, first working day of a new year. With just two days of the new year behind us — and weekend days at that — there is not much news to report, and no hot new issues to debate. So I will take advantage of this otherwise quiet time to wish all of you […]
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