Freighter Aircraft Transactions (through 24 November 2017)

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 available to […]

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of the pair (33517) will also be […]

The distribution of widebody freighters

Last month Cargo Facts presented a detailed analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. That analysis (available here) showed that 75 airlines (down from 79 a year ago and 85 the year before that) currently operate 1,002 widebody freighters (up from 995), and that 150 (down from 164) more widebody production freighters are […]

747-8 – the state of the program

At the end of last week, Cargolux took delivery of a 747-8 Freighter. As we said in Friday’s post on that delivery, the Luxembourg-based carrier had already taken delivery of thirteen of the type, and this one, #14, is the last it will take. Several other carriers have also taken all the 747-8s they ordered, […]

Boeing cuts 747-8 production rate

Boeing yesterday announced yet another cut in the production rate of its 747-8. The manufacturer said that in addition to its previously announced reduction of 747-8 production to one unit per month in March of this year, it would further cut the rate to 0.5 units per month (six per year) in September – and take an […]

How to build an airplane in 3 minutes

As usual on a Friday, we have a video for you. Not cargo-related this time, but interesting for anyone who is any kind of aviation geek (which probably includes most of us). This is a time-lapse video showing the production of a 747-8 Intercontinental for Lufthansa.
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