The narrowbody freighter fleet part I: 737 NG freighters take off

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the overall composition of the fleet – how many of the different types are in operation by which carriers. Later this week, in part II, we will look at active and emerging conversion programs for the narrowbody […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 3, 2019

Air Algérie in the market for more freighters?

After receiving preliminary approval and a line of credit from Algeria’s National Investment Fund, Air Algérie (AH) is set to announce a tender call for the acquisition of up to nine aircraft, including two freighters, according to local media reports. A public announcement regarding the tender is expected within a matter of days. The incoming […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 26, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of January

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 4, 2019

New and converted freighter orders to start the year

With 2018 barely over one week old, we can already report freighter orders from two airlines. First, Boeing has now confirmed that Turkish Airlines placed an order for three 777Fs. 2017 was the best year in a long time for the air freight industry, but despite the growth in 2017, and optimism about demand in […]
  • David Harris
  • January 9, 2018

伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团计划建立全新货运航空公司

总部位于俄罗斯的伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团(VDG)计划在德国莱比锡建立一个新的货运航空公司,新组机队预计包括十二架AN-124货机。伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团的商务经理Slava Shakhov,在本周举办的“军事空运及空中加油会议”上对《空运通讯》透露,其正在计划对十二架AN-124中的“至少三架”进行大修。预计在2018年底,这些经过彻底修整的货机将会被制定派遣至新场所,为总部位于莱比锡的新航空公司服役。Shakhov表示,该航空公司名称以及投运的时间框架目前尚未确定,预计在2018年初,将会推出更为详细的相关情况。 此外,Shakhov还表示,伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团正在市场上积极寻求三架波音737-800改造货机,并准备用于商业用途。预计,这些货机拟将由伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团下属的子公司Atran航空来运营。目前,Atran航空的机队包括了三架波音737-400货机。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 4, 2017

A new airline from Volga-Dnepr? And new freighters?

MADRID — Volga-Dnepr Group is planning to launch a new airline based in Leipzig, Germany, with some of the twelve AN-124 freighters in its fleet. Slava Shakhov, a Commercial Manager at Moscow-based Volga-Dnepr Group, told Cargo Facts today that the company is planning to overhaul “at least three” of its An-124s – and that those […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • November 29, 2017

Spectre launches Bedek’s 737-800 P-to-F program, Air Incheon will lease 3

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium in Miami, US-based Spectre Air Capital announced an order with Bedek Aviation Group for fifteen 737-800 and 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus rolling options for fifteen more. The first three conversions will be 737-800BDSFs for Korea-based Air Incheon, which will take the freighters from Spectre on long-term lease, with […]
  • David Harris
  • October 12, 2016

Narrowbody freighters: the state of the new P-to-F programs

US-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) booked a firm order for fifteen 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, with an option for fifteen more, from an unidentified customer. That order, combined with recent launch order announcements from Boeing and PACAVI, makes this a good time to take a look at the overall state of the new narrowbody conversion […]
  • David Harris
  • May 18, 2016
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