First freighter conversion for Boeing Shanghai

Kenya Airways has been talking about acquiring narrowbody freighters for some time, and Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services has been talking about performing freighter conversions for some time. Now, with Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) added to the mix, both Kenya Airways and Boeing Shanghai will get their wishes.  Kenya signed an agreement with AEI for two […]

The leading aircraft charter broker Chapman Freeborn celebrates 12 months of success in Australia

The launch of Chapman Freeborn office in Melbourne last year this time has made the UK-headquartered company the first and only aircraft charter broker to have an established presence spanning six continents, thereby setting Chapman Freeborn distinctively apart from the rest of its competition. With over 30 offices worldwide, Chapman Freeborn’s strong global network has […]

Cargolux at the crossroads

One month ago, on 28 September, Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux repudiated its Collective Work Agreement (CWA) with the unions representing its employees. The CWA was not due to expire until the end of this year, but Cargolux said the move was “In accordance with its rights under the current Collective Work Agreement.” In its statement […]

September: How good is “less bad”?

Update as of 30 October:Dubai Airports, which operates both Dubai International Airport and the new Dubai World Central Airport,  reported that DXB’s September handle was up 9.1% y-o-y to 177,000 tonnes, and up 3.7% for the first nine months of 2012. Given that most of the world’s major cargo airports would be happy to report […]

Guarded optimism at the Cargo Facts Symposium

Aviation industry executives from all over the world met this week for the 18th annual Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium, which returned once again to the popular Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel. The event was highly successful, and the overall mood was surprisingly upbeat given the challenges facing the industry. Six panels during the conference, plus a […]

$1.7 billion profit improvement for FedEx?

It has been no secret that FedEx is in the process of reducing costs and reconfiguring its operations to meet slower-than-expected growth in the current sluggish world economy, particularly in its Express segment. Among the changes announced over the past few months have been a delay in delivery of some of the 777Fs it has […]

Production freighter orders, deliveries & backlog — September 2012

Both Airbus and Boeing have now published their September orders and deliveries. Regarding freighters, it was a month of deliveries only, as neither manufacturer booked any orders, and in fact only Boeing delivered any freighters in September. As shown in the chart at right, Boeing delivered three 747-8Fs, three 777Fs, and one 767-300F in September, […]
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