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 […]

Southern Air CEO Dan McHugh to round out Speaker List at ACMG Workshop

Cargo Facts is genuinely pleased to announce that Dan McHugh, CEO of ACMI lessor Southern Air will be speaking at the upcoming ACMG Workshop in Atlanta next month. In the past, the Workshop has been presented in its entirety by the senior staff of Air Cargo Management Group (Cargo Facts’ parent), but for this year’s […]

BOC Aviation confirms the lease of five A330-200Fs to Yangtze River Express

Shanghai-based all-cargo carrier Yangtze River Express, a subsidiary of the Hainan Air Group (HNA), will take five Airbus A330-200 Freighters on long-term lease from BOC Aviation.  Cargo Facts has long predicted that these five freighters would go to one of the HNA subsidiaries, but was not sure whether the operator would be Yangtze River Express […]

First A320 is delivered to EFW for conversion to freighter configuration

Netherlands-based lessor AerCap delivered the first of up to thirty A320 passenger aircraft to EFW’s Dresden facility for conversion to freighter configuration.   According to a report on the Flightglobal website, actual conversion work will not begin until November of this year. In the meantime, EFW (the conversion arm of European aerospace giant EADS) will […]

FedEx orders four more 777 Freighters

FedEx placed a firm order with Boeing for four more 777 Freighters. The order (which does not change Boeing’s backlog, as it had previously been shown as from an “Unidentified Customer”) brings FedEx’s total firm 777F orders to 27. However, as well as the 27 units ordered directly from Boeing, FedEx has taken delivery of […]

What do the February cargo numbers tell us?

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.   As we have often pointed out, the fact that the Lunar New Year holiday (which shuts […]

Japan update and industry growth trends

Yesterday, Bob Dahl was featured in a conference call on the air cargo industry hosted by investment bank BB&T Capital Markets. Bob is the Managing Director of Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG, Cargo Facts’ parent) and has an unparalleled knowledge of our industry. BB&T has graciously agreed to have some of the call’s highlights shared […]
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