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. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 18, 2019

GECAS to redeliver first 737-800BCF to Atran, AOC imminent for CargoLogic Germany?

Although the Volga-Dnepr Group and its affiliate carriers are best known for widebody freighter operations, this week narrowbody freighters are in the spotlight. GECAS is nearing the redelivery of its first 737-800BCF to Russia-based Atran and this week ferried a 737-800BCF (32616, ex-Nok Air) to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport ahead of redelivery. Separately, CargoLogic Germany, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 17, 2019

Mistral Air to fly for Amazon?

Italy-based Mistral Air took delivery this week of a 737-400SF (28896, ex-Alaska) on lease from Automatic LLC, which local sources familiar with the airline suspect is linked to an alliance with Amazon forged earlier this year. In June of this year, Poste Italiane and Amazon signed a three-year agreement to facilitate e-commerce deliveries and returns in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 7, 2018

AEI adds conversion capacity

It’s a well-known fact among Cargo Facts readers that the market for narrowbody passenger-to-freighter conversions is hot, and that customers must queue-up to nab a conversion slot. Yesterday we reported that Bulgarian specialist cargo carrier, Cargo Air has ACMI-leased one of its 737s to a Greek passenger airline while it awaits a conversion slot. Shortly […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 18, 2017

Hot market prompts new AEI conversion center

Trying to secure a 737-Classic passenger-to-freighter conversion in 2017? Good luck, if you have not already nabbed a conversion slot. Conversion houses are facing unprecedented demand for narrowbody conversions, leaving the limited number of conversion lines with significant backlogs. Yesterday, Miami-based conversion house Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) selected Canada-based KF Aerospace as its fourth Authorized […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 28, 2017

Ethiopian’s first 737 Freighter

Cargo Facts recently reported on the delivery of Ethiopian Cargo’s first 737-400SF, two weeks ago, as part of a report on the carrier’s new West African cargo hub in Lomé, Togo. The aircraft (msn: 28493), on lease from Aviation Capital Group, was built in 1996 as a passenger aircraft and first leased (by another lessor, […]
  • David Harris
  • September 19, 2013

Timelapse video of 737-400 conversion

PEMCO Conversion Timelapse from PEMCO on Vimeo. PEMCO converts a 737-400 from passenger to freighter configuration for Colt Aviation.
  • David Harris
  • September 11, 2013

First 737-400SF for HeavyLift

A few photos of HeavyLift’s first B737-400SF freighter which will operate in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Pacific Islands. Photos Courtesy AEI/Robert T. Convey
  • David Harris
  • January 31, 2011
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