No direct impact on 737 NG conversions expected from latest Boeing bulletin

Earlier this week, Boeing was alerted to “potential nonconformance” issues for a batch of slat tracks produced by a third-party supplier and previously installed on at least 41 but potentially hundreds of  737 MAX and 737 NG aircraft. Boeing has since confirmed to Cargo Facts that no freighter-converted aircraft or candidates for feedstock conversion are […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019

Atlas Air to add third 747-400F to Asiana Cargo ops

In a statement today announcing widebody freighter ops for several customers, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said its Atlas Air, Inc. subsidiary will begin flying a third 747-400F on behalf of Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines. This is the third 747-400F Atlas has added for the carrier in as many […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 4, 2019

Atlas confirms Southern Air’s additional 777F CMI ops for DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the parent of Southern Air, announced today that it had secured a contract with DHL Express to operate the first two of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777-200Fs the express integrator has on order with Boeing [FATs 004505–4525]. As for the remaining twelve 777Fs on firm order with Boeing, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019

AirBridgeCargo, CLA embark on freight density test with cargo.one

All-cargo carriers AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogic Air have taken the plunge and will begin making spot market capacity and rates visible and instantly bookable through air cargo booking and marketing platform, cargo.one. Although combination carriers have been warming up to the idea for some time, the move represents a major pivot for all-cargo carriers, which have […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 3, 2019

3 fleet plans unveiled through plane sightings [VIDEO]

If boxes and pallets could speak, every freighter flight would have a story to tell. Many narratives are straightforward and can be inferred by connecting the dots between origin and destination – a 747F flight between Oslo Airport (OSL) and Seoul (ICN), for example, reflects Asia’s growing appetite for fresh seafood out of the Atlantic. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 31, 2019

Lockheed Martin expects certification and first delivery for LM-100J before year-end

Today, Lockheed Martin told Cargo Facts that its in-development LM-100J, the commercial variant of the C-130J “Super Hercules,” is closing in on the final phases of Federal Aviation Administration-specific flight tests. Just a week or so of additional flying is required ahead of submitting a final series of test reports to the FAA, after which […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 30, 2019

Cathay Pacific signs 747-400ERF engine maintenance deal

In a sign that the Hong Kong-based carrier intends to continue operating its fleet of six 747-400ERF for at least a few more years, Cathay Pacific and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, Ltd. (MHIAEL) signed a five-year contract under which MHIAEL will provide engine MRO services for Cathay’s 747-400ERFs. The engines covered under the exclusive […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 30, 2019

SpiceJet plans to triple 737 NG freighter fleet, build hub in Northeast India

India-based SpiceJet is challenging the conventional wisdom that freighters don’t make sense in the fleet of a low-cost carrier. The airline plans to grow its freighter fleet to six 737 NGs over the next twelve months – up significantly from the two freighters in SpiceXpress livery that exist today, according to a statement in SpiceJet’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 29, 2019
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