Big changes at TNT Airways

Note: The following is from the current issue of Cargo Facts. We encourage those of you who do not already subscribe to the monthly printed Cargo Facts newsletter, and its companion the weekly Cargo Facts Update, to click here for more information TNT Airways, the air arm of Netherlands-based express company TNT, is undergoing a […]

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In an age when corporate executives are unwilling to speak publicly until they’ve triple checked everything with the legal department, it is refreshing to hear someone coming out with guns blazing and speaking his mind. Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker has a habit of doing that, but this month we tip our Cargo Facts […]

Cathay may face main-deck capacity shortage next year

Note: The following is from today’s 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. Hong Kong-based CATHAY PACIFIC AIRLINES said that delays in the delivery of the 747-8 Freighters […]

Galaxy opens for cargo companies, who could use it?

Galaxy opens for cargo companies THE US Air Force and manufacturer Lockheed Martin have opened discussions with a number of cargo airlines concerning the possible placement of retiring military C-5A Galaxies into the US Civil Reserve Air Fleet, said Mark Johnston, company director of government air mobility programs. The aircraft would normally be mothballed at […]

Change of regulations governing ACMI leasing in the US

In a non-docketed request to the US Department of Transportation, Portugal-based euroAtlantic Airways applied for permission to ACMI lease a 767-300BDSF to US-based carrier Florida West International Airlines. DOT recently granted approval, which marks the first time such permission has been granted. Until now, non-US carriers have been prohibited from ACMI leasing aircraft to US […]

747-8 Freighter delivery delay

Note: The following is from today’s 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. BOEING has been hinting for some time that first-delivery of the 747-8F might shift from […]

Air India will exit the main-deck freight business

Air India, which last week put its four A310-300Fs up for sale, now says its six 737-200Fs will go up on the auction block as well. When Air India (the state-owned international carrier) was merged with Indian Airlines (the state-owned domestic carrier) the new entity launched a move into the main-deck freight business with the […]
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