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The bell continues to toll for the 747-400F and MD-11F

Speaking at this week’s IATA World Cargo Symposium in Los Angeles, FedEx founder, Chairman and CEO Fred Smith emphasized the importance in today’s difficult air freight market of operating the most efficient freighters available. As an example, he pointed out that a 777 Freighter flight from Hong Kong to Anchorage cost at least $30,000 less […]

Eva Air 747-400 BDSF

Dramatic clouds greet this Eva Air 747-400 BDSF inbound at Seatac from O’Hare. An hour later, it will leave for Anchorage and, ultimately, Taipei Taoyuan. Registered B-16402 (msn: 27063), the aircraft was delivered new to EVA in the fall of 1992. It was converted, along with several more of Eva’s 744s, in late 2007 by […]

NCA Phoenix

Another sunny day at Malpensa’s “Cargo City,” but this time it’s back in 2006 , and we’re seeing the then-new Nippon Cargo Airlines Phoenix (JA03KZ, id: 34018) on final approach, with Alitalia Cargo and Gemini Air Cargo MD11s, and the Italian Alps, in the background. The Phoenix was delivered to NCA in October of 2006, […]

China Airlines Cargo over South 188th

Inbound from JFK to Seatac on Runway 34R, which all the heavies use. The runway actually runs right over south 188th street in the township of Seatac. B-18718 (id: 30770/1348) is a 747-409F built for China Airlines Cargo in 2004. Photographer: A. Kwanten. Click on the photo to see it at full size (large).

Korean HL7603

Up and away with Korean Air Cargo’s 747-4B5ERF HL7603 (id: 34302/1368), bound for Incheon. This 744F was built for Korean Air Cargo in 2005 and first flew on Jan. 5, 2006. Photographer: A. Kwanten. Click on the image to see it at full size.
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