Cargo Facts Connect: Carriers add capacity with passenger-freighter reconfigurations

At least twenty-two carriers have reconfigured close to seventy passenger aircraft, and Cargo Facts this week released an update to its new Passenger-Freighter Database that illustrates the degree to which passenger aircraft have been modified to boost capacity to carry cargo . In the video below, Cargo Facts editors Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee discuss […]

Pandemic to boost feedstock availability for conversions [VIDEO]

Although passenger aviation faces the grim reality that it may take two to three years for traffic to bounce back to 2019 levels, feedstock for new and upcoming conversion programs, such as the 737-800 and A321-200, will soon be available at price points viable for conversion, said Doug Kelly, senior vice president of asset valuation […]

Wallace on Kalitta’s COVID-19 operations

For a cargo carrier like U.S.-based Kalitta Air, which specializes in ACMI and charter operations, the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing capacity crunch has resulted in extremely high fleet utilization, as shippers and forwarders have turned to freighter operators for help in flying their freight. Of course, one factor working in Kalitta’s favor is its […]

PODCAST: CFC’s Horst on key EMEA express and e-commerce trends

Today we speak with Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting. Frederic will be presenting on European express and e-commerce trends at Cargo Facts EMEA, scheduled for Feb. 3-5 at the Westin Grand Frankfurt. For more information or to register for our event, please visit cargofactsemea.com. Download and listen to this podcast and other […]

DHL’s Olin on fleet growth for Latin American express hub

On Oct. 27, DHL Express took redelivery of a 767-300BCF (28042, ex-Air Italy) following conversion to freighter configuration by Boeing at the SASCO facility in Singapore [FAT 005220]. The aircraft was ferried to Panama, where it is being registered on the air operator’s certificate (AOC) of DHL’s Panama-based airline, DHL Aero Expreso. When the aircraft goes into service, which […]

Cargo Facts Connect: Timing the launch of a P2F conversion program

Miami-based AEI has developed P2F Supplemental Type Certificates for ten jet models throughout its history. The company’s 737-800 SF program, announced in April 2014, was the first conversion program launched for an NG narrowbody In February of this year, the 737-800SF was certified by the FAA and subsequently redelivered to launch operator Ethiopian Airlines earlier this year.      In this inaugural episode of Cargo Facts Connect, we sit down with Robert Convey, SVP Sales & Marketing, AEI […]
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