LATAM inducts third 767 for conversion into BCF

LATAM Cargo has inducted what will be its third 767-300BCF for conversion at the ST Engineering Aerospace facility in Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG), Boeing and LATAM both confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 005096]. The aircraft (34629) is the final outstanding BCF LATAM currently has on order with Boeing. Unit 34629 was delivered to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 20, 2019

Air Incheon ends 767F ops

Earlier this week Seoul-based Air Incheon returned its sole 767-300BDSF (25202) to lessor ATSG West Leasing (a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group) [FAT 005102]. The carrier plans to continue operating a single 737-400SF and expects no further fleet changes in the near future, Cargo Facts has learned. When Air Incheon added the 767-300BDSF in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 20, 2019

CAM acquires three ANA 767 freighters

Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) leasing subsidiary, has acquired three 767 freighters from Japanese carrier ANA Cargo [FAT 005097-005099]. While ATSG mentioned during its Q2 earnings call earlier this month that it had acquired three 767s from ANA without specifying the variant, ANA Cargo has now confirmed to Cargo Facts that […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 19, 2019

Uni-Top Airlines acquires Suparna 747-400BDSF

Wuhan-based Uni-Top Airlines acquired a 747-400BDSF (25207, ex-Suparna Airlines) [FAT 005100]. The aircraft transfer surfaced in a recent application for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit filed with the US Department of Transportation. In its application, Uni-Top requested permission to operate flights between Wuhan (WUH) and Chicago (ORD) via Anchorage (ANC) with a “747-400F.” Until recently, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 19, 2019

767 transactions dominate July Freighter Aircraft Transactions

Of the 51 freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) recorded in July 2019, 35% involved 767s, the workhorse for domestic express and e-commerce in the United States, and increasingly, globally. Both production freighters and conversions saw an uptick in activity for the month with deliveries of two new-build 767Fs, one each to US-based integrators FedEx and UPS. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 16, 2019

CRJ conversions not affected by Bombardier’s sale of program

The sale of Bombardier’s CRJ program and its subsequent termination is not expected to have any material effect on Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.’s (AEI) own CRJ passenger-to-freighter conversion program, the conversion house told Cargo Facts. Bombardier announced in June that it was selling off the CRJ program to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, with the remaining backlog […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 16, 2019

Korean Air’s 2018 freighter fleet reductions buoy yields amid market weakness in 1H19

Korean Air reported 1H19 cargo traffic down 10.7% year-over-year, to 3.6 billion FTKs on headwinds from the US-China trade war. A precipitous drop in yields or load factors was avoided by capacity reductions, including the removal of two 747-400Fs from its freighter fleet in 3Q18, which led to a 2.8% y-o-y drop in cargo capacity […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 15, 2019

Hawaiian adds third ATR 72-200F

Hawaiian Airlines has taken redelivery of a third ATR 72-200F for subsidiary ‘Ohana and deployed the aircraft (432, ex-First Air) in revenue service yesterday, flying from Honolulu (HNL) to Lihue (LIH) [FAT 005060]. All of ‘Ohana’s ATRs are operated by Idaho-based Empire Airlines. Empire tells Cargo Facts that unit 432, which was inducted for conversion […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 15, 2019
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