Industrial output, trade holding so far, despite coronavirus pandemic [VIDEO]

Industrial output and trade has not plummeted to the same degree as passenger travel by the coronavirus pandemic as of today, Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting, said during an industry meeting convened by Cargo Facts. Cargo Facts hosted its subscribers — stakeholders from all facets of air cargo — on Thursday for […]

CF EMEA: Regulation limits potential of cargo drone embrace

AirBridgeCargo sees multiple use cases for drone applications on its expansive home turf in Russia said Andrey Andreev, the carrier’s vice president, during a panel discussion at Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 earlier this month in Frankfurt. “Covering deliveries over the last mile, is quite an interesting challenge,” Andreev said, referring to the vast distances between […]

ASL adds a 747-400F to its fleet

ASL Airlines Belgium has taken delivery of a 747-400F on lease (30762, ex-China Airlines) [FAT 005217]. The aircraft arrived in Liege, Belgium (LGG) earlier this week and is expected to commence service shortly. Cargo Facts reported on the reactivation of the previously-stored China Airlines 747-400F last month. See the full story here. Here’s a video […]

CFS 2019: How will operators with low-utilization rates be able to upgrade to modern narrowbody freighters?

SAN DIEGO – Although conversion houses and OEMs have began redelivering 737-700 and 737-800 freighters, most aircraft redelivered to date are in service on behalf of global express carriers. At current acquisition prices, operators with lower utilization rates compared to express carriers face will face greater difficulty when they turn to modern narrowbody freighters, the […]

CFS 2019: Strength of domestic express, feedstock issues dominate Symposium discussions

SAN DIEGO – On the sidelines of Cargo Facts Symposium 2019, Chelsea Toczauer, associate editor, Cargo Facts sat down with Rich Corrado, president, ATSG to discuss growth prospects for the U.S. domestic express fleet, and his reflections on Cargo Facts Symposium 2019. Despite softening demand for international long-haul transportation, Corrado expects robust demand from domestic […]

CFS 2019: Reducing the cost of engine ownership

SAN DIEGO – As more next-generation narrowbody aircraft become suitable for conversion into freighter configuration, lessors and operators are increasingly hoping to lower the costs associated with owning engines that power these airframes. During Cargo Facts Symposium’s first ever panel dedicated to engine issues with regard to narrowbody conversions, Aileen Barton, marketing manager of GE […]

CFS 2019: Containerized or bulk for feeders?

SAN DIEGO – Even with a large cargo door that would allow for the loading of unit load devices (ULDs), it might not always make sense for feeder freighters to do so. David Vanderzwaag, manager of sales and business development, interiors, at Collins Aerospace, told the audience at Cargo Facts Symposium 2019 the challenges he […]

CFS 2019: ATR optimistic about opportunities outside Europe and U.S.

SAN DIEGO – While recent redeliveries of ATR conversions have been predominantly destined for operators in Europe and the U.S., one notable exception was Philippines-based Cebu Pacific, which received its first ATR 72-500F in July 2019, converted by IPR Conversions. The airline is expecting a second freighter-converted ATR 72-500F by the end of the year. […]
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