AirBridgeCargo exploring a dual-hub strategy

Russia-based all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo is seeking to further consolidate its European freighter operations with the establishment of a secondary hub in Western or Central Europe that would complement its existing Moscow Hub.  The carrier is reportedly in the process of evaluating thirteen airports across Western and Central Europe to determine their ability to add adequate […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 16, 2018

The widebody freighter fleet — Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis of the widebody freighter fleet as it stood at the end of January 2018, we offered an overview of the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters. We concluded Part I with a chart showing every airline that operates widebody jet freighters in commercial service, including […]
  • David Harris
  • February 13, 2018

The widebody freighter fleet: Growing again, but slowly

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of widebody jet freighters in commercial service, as of 31 January, 2018. We start with a look at the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters – and in the coming days will move on to the ways in which the fleet has […]
  • David Harris
  • February 12, 2018

UPS第四季度成绩斐然,订购多架波音747-8、767-300货机

相对比2016年第四季度的2.39亿美元亏损,2017年第四季度UPS的净利润达到11亿美元;营业收入同比增长了11.2%,达到188.3亿美元。UPS国内快递业务及国际快递业务的货运量和利润率均稳步增长,普货业务及供应链业务也表现出色。 关于UPS第四季度业绩的详细分析,请浏览《空运通讯》官网网站。以下是关于UPS新货机订单的消息: 在发布2017年第四季度运营数据的同时,UPS宣布与波音公司就新货机签署的两份重要订单。首先,UPS将十四架波音747-8货机的可选订单转化为正式订单,其大型宽体货机的订单数量大幅提升。此外,UPS订购了四架波音767-300货机,并强调:“该订单与2016年所订购的十四架波音747-8货机的情况类似,所有新购飞机都将编入现有机队,现有机队的飞机不会被替换。” UPS选择执行十四架波音747-8货机的可选订单,并非令人意外,而如今新增的四架波音767-300货机订单,却引发了以下两个有趣的话题: 1、UPS是不是只会购买四架波音767-300货机? 诚然,UPS已经运营了五十九架的波音767-300货机,外加数架波音767改造机型的订单,所以新增订单可能只是作为其波音767机队的运力补充。另一方面,UPS还运营了五十二架的空客300-600货机,如果在不久的将来,UPS用新购的波音767-300货机替换一些旧款的飞机,也不会让人感到惊讶。 2、是否意味着波音公司愿意开始向市场供给波音767货机? 过去两年,关于新型的波音767-300货机的市场需求,有着相当多的猜测及传言。亚马逊,顺丰速运以及UPS,都被传言在试图大量购买时遭到拒绝。此次波音公司接受UPS订购四架波音767-300货机,是否为UPS大规模购买波音747-8货机的奖励(假设波音767-300货机仍未向市场开放),还是向其他潜在客户放出信号 ,无论是亚马逊、顺丰速运或是其他客户,现在都有机会购买新鲜出炉的波音767-300货机? 此外,UPS已经从波音公司签收了又一架波音747-8货机。该架飞机是UPS原先十四架飞机订单中的第四架,加上此次的十四架飞机订单,总共还有二十四架波音747-8货机订单在途。这些飞机将于2022年底前,完成全部交付。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 5, 2018

First freighter aircraft transactions of February 2018

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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 5, 2018

UPS firms up options for fourteen 747F-8Fs, orders four 767Fs

Concurrent with the release of its 4Q17 earnings, Atlanta-based UPS announced two major deals with Boeing for new-build freighters. First, the company doubled-down on its commitment to large widebody freighters by converting existing options for fourteen 747-8Fs into firm orders.  Separately, the global logistics giant placed an order for four 767-300Fs, adding that like the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 1, 2018

Saudia Cargo reactivates four 777Fs

Last week we reported that Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways had parked all five of its A330-200Fs at the end of 2017. At first glance, this did not significantly change the main-deck capacity offered by the Middle East’s four major carriers, because it came just after Saudia reactivated its four owned 777Fs – which had been […]
  • David Harris
  • January 23, 2018

Disappearing production freighter orders — Part II

Yesterday, we began this two-part analysis of the production jet freighter market in 2017 with an overview of orders and deliveries, our thoughts on why orders have all but disappeared, and when they might return. Today we conclude it with a close-up look at each of the four types currently on offer,  the carriers that ordered […]
  • David Harris
  • January 11, 2018
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