Farnborough 2018: widebody freighters, narrowbody pax

As has been the trend since last year’s Paris Air Show, headliner orders for large widebody passenger aircraft were once again absent. Deals involving narrowbody passenger jets and widebody freighters meanwhile, dominated the show. Also popular this year, were more opaque deals from unidentified customers. Orders for 325 aircraft were placed by unidentified carriers and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 25, 2018

Is JD.com exploring own-controlled capacity?

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com had entered into discussions with the HNA Group over potential “participation” in one of the group’s air cargo carriers. We note that collaboration between the two companies has been expected to some extent since March of this year when JD.com and HNA Group entered into a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 24, 2018

June cargo traffic indicative of growing pains at Europe’s top airports?

Following a trade war between the United States and China which began last month when US President Donald Trump announced the imposition of tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, all eyes were on the Asia-North America trade lane. The number of goods now subject to tariffs has increased substantially but for the […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • July 23, 2018

EFW secures A330-200P2F STC, EgyptAir delivery coming soon

EFW, the MRO and conversion joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, received supplemental type certification (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its A330-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion program and expects to redeliver the first aircraft to launch customer EgyptAir next month. EgyptAir signed on as the launch customer for the conversion program in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 20, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group finds its HUB-2 at Liege

Earlier this week, when the Volga-Dnepr Group and its UK-based affiliate CargoLogicHolding inked a massive deal with Boeing for up to thirty-four widebody freighters – a letter of intent to purchase twenty-nine 777 freighters, and an order for five 747-8 freighters, we questioned where some of these aircraft might up. Yesterday, Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 19, 2018

The regional freighter fleet in 2018 – Part III

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide regional freighter fleet. Part I reviewed historical information on the fleet and significant developments over the past year, and In Part II yesterday, we examined the turboprop fleet in detail by type. Today in Part III, we will review regional jet freighters and their growing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 19, 2018

The regional freighter fleet in 2018 – Part II

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of regional freighter aircraft in commercial service. Part I provides background on the fleet and major changes over the past year. Today in Part II, we examine the current regional turboprop freighter fleet. Part III will conclude with our first inclusion of regional jet […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 18, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group, GECAS reveal freighter appetite at Farnborough

In another string of significant developments from the Farnborough International Airshow, Volga-Dnepr Group and its UK-based affiliate CargoLogicHolding today signed several agreements with Boeing, including a letter of intent to purchase twenty-nine 777 freighters and an order for five 747-8 freighters. Separately, GECAS announced it had reached an agreement with Boeing for additional 737-800BCF conversions with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 17, 2018

DHL Express orders fourteen 777Fs, who is next?

At the Farnborough International Airshow today, DHL Express announced an order of fourteen new 777 freighters, with options for delivery of up to seven additional 777Fs. Based on the most recent Cargo Facts Express Fleet Analysis, the order would double DHL Express’ current 777F fleet. Delivery of the first four aircraft in the order is […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • July 16, 2018

K+N to open Chile pharma logistics

Next month, Switzerland-based forwarder and logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N’s) new 17,600-sq.-meter hub will serve South America’s expanding pharma and healthcare industry through dedicated warehousing. The space could eventually be expanded up to 23,300 sq. meters and will connect to K+N’s global KN PharmaChain network. The logistics hub will offer a quality-control laboratory for […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 13, 2018
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