SF Airlines adds second 747-400ERF

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines’ second 747-400ERF (35174, ex-Jade Cargo) has officially joined the carrier’s freighter fleet [FAT 005129]. Including the 757-200PCF (29441, ex-TUI Airways) redelivered to SF last week, the carrier’s fleet now numbers 57 freighters. The widebody freighter was one of a pair of 747-400ERFs SF won in an auction that took place on Alibaba’s […]

Express companies attempt to shift from serving as mere e-commerce delivery subcontractors

In mid-September, Cargo Facts Consulting will publish a new report, the Global E-Commerce Logistics Outlook, to help companies craft their strategies towards a segment that has become increasingly important in logistics. This is the third of a series of articles leading up to the publication of the report that provides a window into our research.  […]

Yamaha partners with Astral to expand drone ops in Kenya

While major integrators and e-commerce giants are navigating the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) for cargo delivery in North America , Europe and China, Kenya-based drone start-up Astral Aerial Solutions, an affiliate of Astral Aviation, is pursuing drone projects of its own from the company’s base in Nairobi. Astral Aerial Solutions and Japanese drone manufacturer Yamaha Motor Company are partnering to provide […]

After latest UPS delivery, Boeing’s 747-8F order backlog slips into the teens

Following a delivery to UPS last week (64263) [FAT 005115], Boeing’s order backlog for the 747-8F now stands at just nineteen units. Of the nineteen-unit 747-8F backlog, most future deliveries will go to UPS, which still has fifteen of the type remaining on firm order with Boeing. As for the other four units in Boeing’s […]

FedEx adds 75th 767-300F

Yesterday, FedEx Express took delivery of its 75th 767-300F (64057) from Boeing during a ceremony held at the manufacturer’s Paine Field (PAE) Delivery Center [FAT 005114]. Following the delivery, at least 50 more of the aircraft are on firm order with Boeing. In celebration of the milestone, Cargo Facts decided to dig into the archives […]

CAM takes redelivery of first 767BDSF for UPS

Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), the leasing subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), has taken redelivery of another 767-300BDSF (28041, ex-Air Italy) [FAT 005112]. But what’s different about this aircraft is that, instead of being destined for Amazon like most of CAM’s recent redeliveries, it will be placed with Atlanta-based integrator UPS [FAT 005113]. This […]

Second Atlas 747-8F begins flying for Qantas

Atlas Air put a second 747-8F into ACMI service for Qantas Freight [FAT 004829]. The aircraft is unit 37566, one of the two 747-8Fs that we predicted would operate for the Australian carrier, joining unit 37561. Unit 37566 positioned to New York (JFK) from Miami (MIA) on Aug, 28 and today started flying to Sydney (SYD) […]
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