Freighter aircraft transactions through May 2018

American Airlines may not operate any freighters of its own, but as an operator of twenty-four 767-300ERs, the carrier is an important source for conversion feedstock.

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.

Air Transport Services Group took redelivery of a 767-300BDSF (25445, ex-American Airlines) through its leasing arm, Cargo Aircraft Management, following conversion to freighter configuration by Bedek Aviation Group [FAT 004408].

Air Transport Services Group put a 767-300ER (25200, ex-American Airlines) into conversion with Bedek Aviation Group. ATSG’s leasing arm, Cargo Aircraft Management, acquired the aircraft from Jetran last month [FATs 004409-4410].

SF Airlines will take delivery of a 757-200SF (29424, ex-American Airlines), which underwent air testing at Seletar Airport (XSP) following its conversion to freighter configuration at ST Aerospace’s facility there [FAT 004411].

Canadian lessor Avmax Group delivered a CRJ100ER SF (7118, ex-Air Canada) to MCS AeroCarga [FAT 004412].

FedEx took delivery of a 767-300F (63098) from Boeing [FAT 004436]. FedEx now operates fifty-seven 767-300 freighters and has fifty-seven more on order with Boeing.

US-based all-cargo carrier Kalitta Air acquired a 767-300ER (26238, ex-Transaero) [FAT 004437]. In addition to twenty-one 747-400 freighters, Kalitta currently operates five 767-300BDSFs and has one more in conversion by Bedek at the Mexicana MRO facility in Mexico City (MEX). Cargo Facts expects the recently-acquired 767 will also soon enter conversion.

DHL International Aviation Middle East acquired a 767-200F (23146) on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management, the leasing arm of Air Transport Services Group [FAT 004438].

EgyptAir put a second A330-200 (709) into freighter conversion at EFW’s Dresden facility [FAT 004441]. EgyptAir is the launch customer (and so far the only customer) for EFW’s A330-200P2F program, with a two-conversion order placed in late 2014. The first aircraft (600) entered conversion in April 2017.

US-based all-cargo carrier Amerijet acquired a 767-300BDSF (27184) on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management, the leasing arm of Air Transport Services Group [FAT 004442].

Air Transport Services Group took redelivery of a 767-300BDSF (25201, ex-American Airlines) following conversion to freighter configuration by Bedek Aviation Group [FAT 004443].

Panama-based DHL Aero Expreso acquired a 737-400F (29487) on lease from US-based Petrus Aircraft [FAT 004444].

UK-based International Spray Solutions acquired a 737-400F (27213, ex-Air Bucharest) from Vallair [FAT 004445]. Luxembourg-based lessor Vallair took redelivery of the freighter in late 2016, following conversion by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.

Sri Lanka-based Fits Aviation acquired an ATR 42-300QC (317) [FAT 004446]. Fits operated an MD-82F beginning in 2014, but has not flown since the sale of that freighter to Aeronaves TSM at the end of April.

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