CFA: Five factors to consider before putting a freighter into a new market [VIDEO]

Next summer, ANA Cargo plans to introduce its first of two 777Fs on order with Boeing. During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, Toshiya Tamada, EVP, Global Sales, ANA Cargo discussed some of the key factors his airline considers before putting freighters into a […]

CFA: Air cargo trade lanes can adapt to a trade war [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from Agility and China Southern Airlines discussed the impact of the United States-China trade war on the Asia-Pacific air cargo market. According to panelists, while trade flows have shifted in the region as a result of […]

CFA: Steeper engine costs are the reality for 737 NG conversions [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from AEI and Boeing discussed some of the factors contributing to steeper conversion costs for 737 NG conversions, compared to 737-300s and -400s. According to panelists, the main contributor to steeper costs is engines. “The NG […]

Ex-Alaska 737-400 combis start to find new life as full freighters

Canada-based Avmax took redelivery of the first of two combi-to-freighter converted 737-400Fs (25099, ex-Alaska Airlines) it has on order with PEMCO World Air Services. Avmax tells Cargo Facts that a second 737-400M (25100) has also been converted to full-freighter configuration and that it is considering full-freighter conversion as an option for the remaining three 737-400 Combis in its portfolio.  Starting with the first […]

LATAM pushes forward 767BCF redeliveries

LATAM Cargo is bringing forward the redelivery of the two remaining 767-300 conversions it has on order from Boeing and now expects to take them in July and late-November or mid-December this year in time for the peak, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. When the three-unit 767 conversion order was originally placed in March 2018, […]

ATSG readying recent 767 conversions for Amazon ops

Last week, Air Transport International began operating another freighter-converted 767-300BDSF (26915, ex-30 West) on a CMI basis for Amazon [FATs 004886-4887]. At least two more recently-redelivered 767-300BDSFs owned by ATSG affiliate, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) have recently been leased to Amazon (25200, ex-American Airlines ) and (26912, ex-Air New Zealand) and will soon follow 26915 […]

Amazon’s $100 million Lakeland Airport project approved

On 20 May, city officials in the Florida city of Lakeland approved a proposal between Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) and Amazon, submitted the week before. The $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that will go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility and a seven-jet cargo hangar at LAL. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 24, 2019

China and EU sign bilateral aviation agreements

This week, the European Union and China signed bilateral agreements on civil aviation safety and a “horizontal aviation agreement,” allowing EU airlines to fly to China from any EU Member State with a bilateral air services agreement with China under which unused traffic rights are available. The agreements are expected to expand cooperation between China […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 24, 2019

Cargo Facts reader survey deadline extended through today

Have you taken our Annual Reader Survey yet? If not, then hurry! The survey closes tonight at midnight. As the most important focus of this magazine, you, the reader, are invited to share your feedback with us. As the editors of Cargo Facts, we strive to continue improving the quality and relevance of the content […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • May 24, 2019

Southern Air to operate first DHL-owned 777F

On 10 May, Boeing delivered a 777F (66079) to DHL Express, the first 777F to sport a DHL Livery [FATs 004884-4885]. The aircraft is the first of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777Fs that were part of an order announced last year at the Farnborough Airshow [FATs 004505-4525]. In the months since the order was announced, the operator (or operators) of the incoming […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 23, 2019

Garuda Indonesia plans to add 737 NG freighters this year

Garuda Indonesia’s Mohammad Iqbal, Director of Cargo and Business Development, said the Jakarta-based carrier plans to operate four jet freighters this year, including two 737-800 converted freighters, another 737 freighter, and an A330F, Bisnis Indonesia reported. However, the origin of the freighters for conversion is unclear, and feedstock for 737 NG freighters has been particularly […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 23, 2019

Conversions to account for two thirds of new freighter additions

This is the third of three posts on the future freighter fleet based on the 2019 Freighter Forecast, published by Cargo Facts Consulting. The first focused on the key numbers of the forecast and last week’s post on the aircraft types that are likely to dominate each freighter segment. This week’s post looks at conversions […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • May 22, 2019

CFA: Five factors to consider before putting a freighter into a new market [VIDEO]

Next summer, ANA Cargo plans to introduce its first of two 777Fs on order with Boeing. During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, Toshiya Tamada, EVP, Global Sales, ANA Cargo discussed some of the key factors his airline considers before putting freighters into a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 22, 2019

ACE Belgium Freighters denies ‘ACE’ trademark claim in DOT response

Last week, Alaska Central Express, which operates as ACE Air Cargo, filed a notification of trademark infringement with the United States Department of Transportation concerning ACE Belgium Freighters’ pending foreign air carrier authorization in the US. In a letter to the DOT dated 21 May, ACE Belgium responded, clarifying that the operators’ names, aircraft and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 22, 2019
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