747-8F first delivery today

Cargolux, Boeing, and GE have resolved their differences, and the first delivery of a 747-8 Freight will take place today (12 October), with the second, also to Cargolux, on the 13th.   Here is the text of Cargolux’s announcement on the matter:   Cargolux successfully resolves contractual issues after rejection of first two Boeing 747-8 […]

Bedek reported to be planning a 777 conversion program.

A report just published on the Flight Global website says that Bedek Aviation Group, the MRO and conversion arm of Israel Aerospace Industries, has selected the Boeing 777 for its next conversion program. The report quotes Jack Gaber, IAI’s Vice President and General Manager of Marketing as confirming the selection of the 777, but gives […]

Sixteen more 777 Freighter orders

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 monthly printed Cargo Facts newsletter, and its companion the weekly emailedCargo Facts Update, to click here for more information.   Ethiopian Airlines placed a firm order with Boeing for four 777 Freighters. Ethiopian currently […]

What do you want to know about freighter conversions?

Sometimes you get lucky. And this year’s Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium is one of those times for me. It is my great good fortune to have been asked to moderate Session 3, a round table forum entitled “Frieghter Conversions: What’s new on the P-to-F scene.”   I say good fortune partly because it’s a subject […]

Cargolux and Boeing reach agreement on 747-8Fs

To no one’s great surprise, Cargolux appears to have settled its differences with Boeing over the “contractual issues” that caused it to reject delivery of the first two 747-8 Freighters. The carrier issued the following statement this morning. : _____________   Cargolux reaches tentative agreement with Boeing: Luxembourg,1 October 2011. Cargolux announced today that the […]

The 2011 Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium is just a few weeks away

With the 24th of October now less than a month away it’s time for an update on the 2011 Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium, the 17th annual edition of this event. Full details are available on the Symposium website (click here) so I’ll just hit a few highlights, and encourage you to register now if you […]

ANA takes delivery of the first 787

Heavy rain squalls blew through the Seattle region yesterday, but could not dampen the excitement as launch customer All Nippon Airways took delivery of the first 787 at Boeing’s Everett facility.   This is the first new Boeing airliner to enter service since United Airlines took delivery of the first 777 in 1995 — sixteen […]

Atlas cancels three 747-8F orders

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings today issued a statement saying that it had cancelled three of its twelve orders for Boeing’s 747-8 Freighter. The ACMI operator said: “Atlas Air notified Boeing that it has exercised its contractual termination rights with respect to three early production 747-8 freighters after lengthy delays and performance considerations. These three early […]
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