Second 737-800BDSF begins flight tests

The second 737-800 to be converted into cargo configuration by Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group (28619, ex-Pegasus) has been completed and took its first test flight on Nov. 4. The flight took place to the northwest of Tel Aviv (TLV) and lasted just under four hours. Meanwhile, the first 737-800BDSF (30498, ex-Transaero Airlines) has remained […]

ASL adds 737-400F to Irish affiliate

ASL Aviation Holdings has taken redelivery of a 737-400SF (25773, ex-Yamal Airlines). The aircraft is on lease from U.S.-based Vx Capital Partners and will be joining the ASL Airlines Ireland fleet [FATs 005127-005128]. Unit 25773 was ferried from Jacksonville (VQQ), where it was converted at the Flightstar facility by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), to Shannon […]

Cargo Air to postpone 737 freighter conversions

Bulgaria-based Cargo Air still holds firm orders for two 737-800BCFs along with two options but has agreed with Boeing to postpone the agreement for another two years to 2023 because the 737 MAX issues are causing 737-800 feedstock prices to remain high, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts. When the price is right, Cargo Air might consider […]

CargoLogic Germany adds another freighter, but no AOC yet

Despite not yet having received an Air Operator’s Certificate from the German civil aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, startup carrier CargoLogic Germany continues to add to its freighter fleet. Last week, the Volga-Dnepr Group’s newest affiliate added a second 737-400SF (27673, ex-NewGen Airways) to its fleet, on lease from Vx Capital, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004883].   On 10 May, the aircraft was ferried […]

Startup carrier Connect Cargo preparing to launch [VIDEO]

Brazil-based all-cargo startup Connect Cargo is in the final phases of its Part 121 certification with Brazilian regulator ANAC and is preparing to launch with a pair of PEMCO-converted 737-400Fs following receipt of an AOC. Connect has already ferried two 737-400Fs to Brazil, both on lease from Vallair (27087, ex-Malaysia Airlines and 26605, ex-Japan Transocean […]

AirBridgeCargo to add 747-8F via financing from US lessor [VIDEO]

US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) will structure, arrange and guarantee a senior loan covering part of the purchase price of a 747-8F Boeing is scheduled to deliver to AirBridgeCargo Airlines next month. The transaction is the first made under ACG’s Aircraft Financing Solutions program, the lessor said in a statement today announcing the loan. […]
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