The delays associated with the 737 Max are expected to affect the narrowbody passenger-to-freighter feedstock situation all the way into 2023, Cargo Facts Consulting (CFC) finds. The current idle 737 Max fleet stands at over...
Japan-based ANA Cargo will stop flying its two 777Fs on its only own-operated transpacific route between Tokyo (NRT) and Chicago (ORD) starting March 29, according to the carrier’s newly released 2020 schedule. The timetable shows the only service to be operated by ANA’s 777F aircraft starting March 29 will be between NRT and Shanghai (PVG), a […]
The very first freighter-converted A321-200F became airborne today, carrying out its first post-conversion test flight over Singapore for approximately twenty minutes. The test confirms that the aircraft (831, ex-Onur Air) has finally received its two IAE V2500 engines. In October 2019, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between Airbus and ST Aerospace, said the Supplemental […]
After a month-to-month uptick in air cargo demand between October and November 2019, there was hope that peak season demand would push annual comparisons into positive territory in December 2019. While anecdotal reports suggest some regions and commodity segments saw an increase in December cargo traffic year over year, combination carriers showed little sign of […]
Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) and Vx Capital Partners have signed an agreement for the conversion of three 737-400s into freighter configuration. Following redelivery, Vx will have converted a total of twenty-eight 737 Classics, including twenty-six with AEI. Vx’s overall leasing portfolio will grow to forty-three 737-400Fs. The aircraft are the only three 737-400s left in the […]
Jens Poggensee, vice president of transportation procurement at UPS, has been added to the Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 speaker faculty. Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 will be held Feb. 3-5 at the Westin Grand Frankfurt. Poggensee will speak on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at a roundtable panel discussion scheduled to run for 45 minutes. […]