Jade Cargo applies for US beyond rights

Jade Cargo International has applied to US DOT for scheduled and charter cargo authority between China and the US and beyond with fifth freedom rights. The carrier plans initially to operate a Shanghai-Yantai-Anchorage-Chicago-Anchorage routing starting 20 September using a B747-400F operated by World Airways.

Flightstar benefits from increased demand for narrowbody conversions

In a sign that demand for narrowbody conversions is picking up, Jacksonville-based MRO FLIGHTSTAR AIRCRAFT SERVICES reached an agreement with Miami-based conversion specialist AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS Inc (AEI), under which Flightstar will become AEI’s second authorized conversion center. AEI holds STCs for 737-200, 737-300, and 737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversions, and expects certification in the near future for […]

Cargo Facts’ Asia editor publishes a new book!

Sam Chambers, our regular “Asian Perspective” columnist, has just had a new book published. It is Oil on Water — Tankers, Pirates and the Rise of China. It’s not directly concerned with air freight, but will be of interest to anyone concerned with China’s rapidly-growing economy, or with transportation issues in general. You can see […]

Breaking news: British Airways will lease three 747-8 freighters from Atlas

British Airways World Cargo, the cargo arm of British Airways, signed a five-year lease agreement for three 747-8Fs with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ UK subsidiary Global Supply Systems (GSS). BAWC currently leases three 747-400Fs from Atlas (through GSS), and these will be replaced by the 747-8Fs beginning in early 2011. Atlas has twelve 747-8Fs on […]

Introducing Dispatches

As the online community for the air cargo industry, CargoFacts.net offers its members the opportunity to post news and developments about their companies in the Dispatches section of the site. To post your company news or press release, please click here. Your submission should include the tag “Dispatches.” All posts will be reviewed by CargoFacts.net […]

Farnborough: A final tally

The 2010 edition of the Farnborough International Air Show is officially over, and here is our updated summary of commercial aircraft orders at this year’s event. It adds a few we missed in our last report, and removes some that were simply announcements identifying customers in orders previously reported but attributed to unidentified customers. No […]

Farnborough winds down on a quiet note

While the Farnborough Air Show will remain open to visitors for a couple more days, the business deals are now mostly done. I’ll provide a complete breakdown next week, but here’s a quick update and summary. At the end of Day 3 the order & commitment total was 694, including mainline and regional jets, as […]

Farnborough, Day 3: 172 more orders

A slightly quieter day on the order front at Farnborough today. Barring any last minute announcements, it looks like there were 172 new orders and commitments for commercial jets, bringing the total so far to 694. Updating the running total from yesterday, we now have the following (items in bold are from day 3): Lessors […]
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