Moskovia ups its cargo game

Moscow-based carrier Moskovia Airlines signed an agreement with Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) for the conversion of six 737-400s from passenger to freighter configuration. All six conversions are scheduled for 2011, with at least the first two, and as many as all six, to be done at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami. The deal follows […]

Lufthansa confirms its plan to order six more freighters

Note: The following article is excerpted 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.   LUFTHANSA CARGO re-confirmed its intention to order more freighters, and said […]

Introducing our new Latin America editor

The January issue of Cargo Facts should be landing on your desks today, and as those of you who have had a chance to read it will have noticed, it features the first monthly “Latin American Perspective” from our new Latin America editor, Jasmina Kelemen.   Some of you have met her through this website […]

More freighters for Maximus

Note: The following article is excerpted 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.   Abu Dhabi-based MAXIMUS AIR CARGO said it had agreed to purchase […]

First 787 delivery now scheduled for the third quarter of 2011

This morning Boeing announced a new schedule for the 787, saying it now expected delivery of the first unit “in the third quarter of this year.” Boeing said that the six-month delay from its previous schedule resulted from “the time required to produce, install and test updated software and new electrical power distribution panels in […]

Will the FAA’s requirement for repetitive 757 inspections improve the conversion feedstock situation?

Note: The following article is excerpted 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 Federal Aviation Administration published an Airworthiness Directive requiring repetitive […]

Russian freighter conversions for AEI

Miami-based Aeronautical Engineers Inc, which last week received Russian/CIS certification for its 737-300 and 737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversions, confirmed that it close to signing two large contracts in the region.   The first, which is expected to be signed within the next few days, is for six 737-400 P-to-F conversions for an end user that will […]

Transmile sells its MD-11 Freighters to FedEx

Malaysia-based Transmile has for some time been negotiating with FedEx over the sale of some or all of its four MD-11Fs, at a rumored price of $17 million per plane. Transmile parked the MD-11Fs two years ago because it could not find a profitable use for them, and FedEx clearly wanted them, but negotiations were […]
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