CAAC warning could impact Cathay Pacific’s cargo ops

HONG KONG – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has just issued what it called a “severe safety warning” to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific in response to what it perceived as “safety risks recently exposed” by the airline. If enforced, the warning could impact not only flights connecting mainland China, but potentially Cathay flights passing through […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 9, 2019

Found: a new home for a stored China Airlines 747-400F?

On 5 August, a China Airlines 747-400F (30762) was removed from long-term storage at Victorville (VCV), where it had been parked since February 2012, and was ferried to the carrier’s hub in Taipei (TPE). Cargo Facts believes that the aircraft will likely be leased to a third party following heavy maintenance. Last year, AMS Aircraft […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • August 8, 2019

China Postal receives first 737-800BCF

Earlier this week, China Postal Airlines took redelivery of its first 737-800BCF (30786, ex-China Southern Airlines), on lease from BBAM [FATs 005087-005088]. The air arm of China Post expects to become the first 737-800BCF operator in China, though we note it was not actually the first Chinese carrier to take redelivery of a -800BCF. That […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • August 8, 2019

Transcarga’s A300B4 freighter idled with stoppage of US-Venezuela ops

On 1 August, the US Department of Transportation denied Venezuelan carrier Transcarga’s request for an exemption to engage in charter cargo transportation between the United States and Venezuela. The DOT cited the Department of Homeland Security’s concerns over security in Venezuela as the reason for the denial. As reported by our sister publication, Air Cargo World, Transcarga requested an exemption from the DOT […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 7, 2019

Mongolian acquiring second 737F, planning 767Fs

Startup carrier Mongolian Airways Cargo, which just last month received its first aircraft, a 737-300F (25172, ex-China Postal Airlines), is acquiring its second 737-300F and is expecting to add it into the fleet early next month after maintenance work is completed. The company is also looking at 767 freighters as part of its business plan. […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 7, 2019

Cargojet acquires 767-200BDSF

Updated on 7 August to incorporate the maintenance schedule for 21 Air’s two 767-200BDSFs, which are slated to return to service later this fall. In its 2Q earnings release, Canadian specialist carrier Cargojet said that it completed the purchase of a 767-200BDSF, which “is currently under lease to a third party,” Greensboro-based 21 Air. Cargojet […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • August 7, 2019

YTO eyes widebodies while ATSG eyes new customers in Far East

Chinese express carrier YTO Cargo Airlines is exploring the possibility of adding widebody freighters that can carry 50-60 tonnes, the airline tells Cargo Facts. This would represent a big step for YTO, which currently operates a fleet consisting of seven 737-300Fs and five 757-200Fs. Although YTO said that it still hadn’t reached a decision on which […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 6, 2019

ATSG now expects to redeliver six 767-300BDSFs to Amazon, four to UPS in 2019

Today, along with its 2Q19 earnings, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) revealed plans to accelerate placements of freighter-converted 767-300BDSFs with Amazon from five to six before year-end 2019. ATSG also said it is on track to deliver four freighter-converted 767-300BDSFs to UPS by the end of the year, with the first aircraft to be […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 5, 2019
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