Cargojet nixes plan for additional 767-300Fs, prepares for more 767-200Fs

Canada-based specialist ACMI carrier Cargojet no longer expects to add a thirteenth 767-300F to its freighter fleet by year-end 2019. Plans to convert two 767-200s Cargojet purchased in August 2018 to freighter configuration, however, remain in place. In an April earnings release, the carrier had outlined plans to acquire an additional freighter-converted 767-300 in 2019, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 5, 2019

Cargolux closes JOLCO on another 747F

Luxembourg-based Cargolux has closed a Japanese operating lease with call option (JOLCO) transaction for another 747-400ERF. This is the airline’s third JOLCO, having concluded the first such transaction this January. Under the JOLCO, Cargolux has the option to purchase the aircraft during or at the end of the lease. According to Cargolux, the London Branch of […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 5, 2019

For sale on Facebook: Uzbekistan Airways 757s and 767s

In what may seem like a rather unconventional platform on which to trade aircraft, in a move to reduce debt leverage, Uzbekistan Airways has put out a notice on its official Facebook page announcing an upcoming tender for eighteen aircraft aged fifteen-plus years. A pair of 767-300BCFs (28370 and 28392), both less than twenty-three years […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 2, 2019

JAL looks to partnerships for freighter capacity with Kalitta codeshare

US-based Kalitta Air has begun placing a Japan Airlines flight number on three weekly round trips between Chicago (NRT) and Narita (NRT), operated by a 747-400F. That aircraft appears to be unit 26414, a 747-400F Kalitta acquired from Korean Air about a year ago. The service departs ORD every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and leaves […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 2, 2019

Atlas looks to moderate fleet growth as tariffs sting in 2Q19

Despite a 10.5% year-over-year increase in block hours flown in 2Q19 across the company’s ACMI and Charter segments, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings reported operating revenues that were nearly flat for the quarter (-0.3%) at $664 million. Company CEO Bill Flynn acknowledged on an earnings call with analysts that the third tranche of tariffs that went […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 1, 2019

Cathay freighters to carry lithium batteries again

Standalone lithium-ion batteries can once again be carried by Cathay Pacific Cargo on its freighter aircraft, after the carrier developed and introduced a fire-containment bag. Shipments of standalone lithium-ion batteries are a significant driver of freighter traffic, especially given the growth of e-commerce and personal electronic devices. Under a provision adopted by the ICAO Council […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 1, 2019

The 5 freighter-converted 767-300Fs Amazon will add in 2019

Today, a 767-300BDSF (24035, ex-American Airlines) departed Tel Aviv (TLV) where, following conversion to freighter configuration by Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group, the aircraft was ferried to Shannon (SNN) ahead of redelivery to ATSG’s leasing affiliate, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) [FAT 005077]. The aircraft will soon make its way to the United States where, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 31, 2019

Third NCA 747-400F arrives for maintenance before reentering CMI service with Atlas

The third and final 747-400F (36133) to be reactivated by Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) arrived in Taipei (TPE) at around 16:10 local time today, ahead of planned maintenance at the Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT) facility at the airport. The aircraft was ferried from Victorville (VCV), where it had been stored since November 2018, to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 31, 2019
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