First freighter aircraft transactions of February 2018

  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 5, 2018
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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings ferried a 767-300ER (27206, ex-Thomas Cook Airlines) to Taipei (TPE) for conversion by Boeing at the EGAT facility [FAT 004228].

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 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

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.

Air France-KLM retired another 747-400 combi (24202) from the KLM fleet [FAT 004226]. This leaves KLM with nine 747-400Ms, all of which are slated for retirement.

Another 767-300 freighter for Kalitta. US-based Kalitta Air put a 767-300ER (26234, ex-Transaero) into conversion with Bedek Aviation Group [FAT 004227]. The conversion will be done at the Mexicana MRO Services facility at Benito Juárez International (MEX).

Boeing will convert a 767-300 to freighter configuration for Atlas. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings ferried a 767-300ER (27206, ex-Thomas Cook Airlines) to Taipei (TPE) for conversion by Boeing at the EGAT facility [FAT 004228].

DHL International Aviation Middle East acquired a 767-200F (23144) from Cargo Aircraft Management (the leasing subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group) [FAT 004229].

GECAS converts another 737-400. GECAS ferried a 737-400 (28892, ex-Alaska Airlines) to Dothan (DHN) and will have it converted to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc [FAT 004230].

Australia-based Pionair acquired a BAe 146-200QT (E2056) on lease from Tronos [FAT 004231]. This is one of the original factory-converted Quiet Traders, briefly operated by Air Foyle and then operated for seventeen years by TNT.

UPS took delivery of a 747-8F (64255) from Boeing [FAT 004225]. This is the integrator’s fourth of the original fourteen ordered, leaving it with twenty-four on order – all of which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2022.

UPS converted existing options for fourteen 747-8Fs into firm orders [FATs 004207 – 4220].

UPS placed an order for four 767-300Fs [FATs 004221 – 4224], adding that, as with the previous fourteen 747-8Fs.

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