Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to subscribers as an interactive tool on our website, and you can go to it from the “FAT Data” tab at the top of the home page, or directly at https://cargofacts.com/fat/
Below, we include the transactions from recent issues of Cargo Facts Update, and we encourage you to make use of the FAT database here on our website.
Turkish Airlines took delivery of a fifth 777F (65744) from Boeing [FAT 004727]. According to a recent filing on Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul stock exchange, the carrier plans to add three more 777Fs by 1Q 2020.
Taiwan-based EVA Air took delivery of a fourth 777F (62827) from Boeing [FAT 004728]. The carrier has just one 777F on order with Boeing.
FedEx is retiring an MD-10-10F (46989), which was ferried to Victorville (VCV) this week for part-out [FAT 004720]. The retirement of the aircraft, which is just under forty years old, is part of FedEx’s fleet renewal plan, begun in 2013, under which FedEx is replacing outgoing capacity with incoming 767 freighters.
ASL Airlines ACMI-leased an A330-200F to Air Hong Kong (1414, ex-Etihad Airways) [FAT 004729]. The aircraft is one of five ex-Etihad aircraft acquired by DHL Express earlier this year, three of which are operating in the EAT Leipzig fleet. This is the first A330-200 production freighter to operate for Air Hong Kong.
Mexico-based AeroUnion ACMI-leased an A300B4F from Transcarga International Airways (261) after the landing gear on one of the carrier’s A300Fs collapsed earlier this month, badly damaging the aircraft [FAT 004730].
Kalitta Air took redelivery of a 767-300BCF (27392, ex-Blue Panorama Airlines) following its conversion to freighter configuration by Boeing at ST Engineering’s conversion center at Singapore’s Seletar (XSP) facility [FAT 004721]. Kalitta will operate the aircraft on behalf of DHL Express.
West Atlantic Sweden leased a 767-300BDSF (22788, ex-All Nippon Airways) from Cargo Aircraft Management [FAT 004723]. The aircraft was delivered to Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) at the beginning of December and will continue to operate for cargo customer DHL Express.
An Aergo Capital-owned 767-300ER (28042, ex-Air Italy) is headed into conversion [FAT 004724]. The converted freighter is expected to operate on US-based Kalitta Air’s AOC, on behalf of DHL.
LATAM Cargo receives first 767 converted freighter. LATAM Airlines’ cargo division took redelivery of the first of three 767-300 converted freighters (34628) it has on order with Boeing [FAT 004726].
FedEx took delivery of a 767-300ERF (63102) from Boeing [FAT 004732].
Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), the leasing affiliate of Air Transport Services Group, took redelivery of a 767-300BDSF (26915), following its conversion to freighter configuration with Bedek in Tel Aviv [FAT 004733]. CAM has another 767-300 (26912) currently in conversion with Bedek.
SF Airlines took redelivery of a 757-200PCF (27201) following its conversion to freighter configuration by Precision at the Ameco facility in Chengdu [FAT 004731]. The redelivery brings SF’s freighter fleet up to fifty units.
Atran took delivery of a 737-400F (25775, ex-Yamal Airlines) following conversion to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc., at the KF Aerospace facility in Kelowna, Canada [FATs 004734-4735]. The aircraft is on-lease from Vx Capital. Cargo Facts believes the aircraft is the first of three freighters that will ultimately end up in the fleet of Volga-Dnepr Group’s newest startup, CargoLogic Germany, as soon as the new carrier receives an AOC.
Aeronaves TSM ferried a CRJ 200 (7787, ex-South African Express Airways) to Commercial Jet’s Dothan facility in the US for conversion to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. [FAT 004722].
Kenya-based AeroSpace Consortium acquired a BAe ATPF (2017, ex-West Atlantic) and ferried it to Khartoum [FAT 004725]. The aircraft is one of two ex-West Atlantic ATPFs AeroSpace Consortium has agreed to acquire and operate for EnComm.
Those interested in learning more about trends in freighter aircraft transactions are invited to join us Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held 4-6 February at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. To register or for more information, visit www.cargofactsemea.com.