New 737 Freighter fleet for Volga-Dnepr Group

Moscow-based Volga-Dnepr Group, parent of scheduled service all-cargo operator AirBridge Cargo (ABC) and outsize and heavylift specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines, confirmed that the Group would launch a new all-cargo carrier to provide feeder service within Russia for ABC, using a fleet of “seven to ten” freighter-converted 737s.   In an extensive interview in Russian Aviation, Volga-Dnepr […]

A300-600 conversion renaissance

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 weekly Update, and its companion the monthly printed Cargo Facts newsletter, to click here for more information. DHL acquired thirteen of the twenty-two A300-600s formerly operated by Japan Airlines, and will have them converted […]

Atlas cleared to fly passengers for the US Military

Note: The following article is excerped 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 Department of Defense granted approval for ATLAS AIR (the ACMI subsidiary of ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE […]

New Freighters for Qantas?

Note: The following article is excerped 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. New freighters for Qantas? According to reports in the Australian media, QANTAS FREIGHT (the cargo arm of flag […]

Tasman Cargo will operate another 757 freighter for DHL

Note: The following article is excerped 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.   DHL placed a firm order with PRECISION CONVERSIONS for the conversion of a 757-200 to 15-pallet […]

TSA’s Brittin to discuss security at ACMG Workshop

Doug Brittin, General Manager of Air Cargo Programs at the US Transportation Security Administration, will present an update on the crucially important issue of air cargo security at the ACMG Workshop in Atlanta next month. Mr. Britten has been at the center of the security hurricane since 2007, trying to balance the conflicting interests and […]

Hainan gets serious about cargo

Note: The following article is excerped 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.   Over the past month we have reported several aircraft orders either signed or announced by China’s […]

Qatar Airways to take a stake in Cargolux?

Note: The following article is excerped 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. Reports in the German- and French-language media indicate that Doha-based Qatar Airways is in negotiations to take […]
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