Cathay freighters to carry lithium batteries again

Standalone lithium-ion batteries can once again be carried by Cathay Pacific Cargo on its freighter aircraft, after the carrier developed and introduced a fire-containment bag. Shipments of standalone lithium-ion batteries are a significant driver of freighter traffic, especially given the growth of e-commerce and personal electronic devices. Under a provision adopted by the ICAO Council […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 1, 2019

Top 5 Cargo Facts stories during the first half of 2019

With the first half of 2019 now behind us, the move into the second half of the final year of the decade presents a good opportunity to reflect on those stories that struck a chord with our readers. As you’ll see when looking through those stories that were most popular during the past six months, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 1, 2019

ACE Belgium Freighters denies ‘ACE’ trademark claim in DOT response

Last week, Alaska Central Express, which operates as ACE Air Cargo, filed a notification of trademark infringement with the United States Department of Transportation concerning ACE Belgium Freighters’ pending foreign air carrier authorization in the US. In a letter to the DOT dated 21 May, ACE Belgium responded, clarifying that the operators’ names, aircraft and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 22, 2019

Qantas to upgrade Atlas-leased freighters to 747-8Fs

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which has had a long-standing ACMI lease agreement with Qantas Freight for the operation of two 747-400 freighters, said in a statement today that the leased aircraft will be upgauged to two 747-8Fs. According to flight tracking software FlightAware, the two -400Fs (29253 and 29254, both of which operate in Atlas […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 4, 2019

Top 10 Cargo Facts stories of 2018

We at Cargo Facts thank you for your loyal readership during this busy year and wish you continued success in the coming new year. With only a handful of business days remaining in 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year and revisit some stories that readers found particularly interesting. In […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 13, 2018

Nippon Cargo Airlines resumes trans-Pacific route

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), which grounded all eleven units in its 747F fleet back in June, will resume trans-Pacific service this week with a route between Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) via Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). NCA was forced to ground its fleet when inspectors from Japan’s Civil Aviation […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 25, 2018

Fleet renewal underway at EVA

Taiwan-based EVA Air took delivery of a 777F (62826), the third of five it has on order with Boeing [FAT 004632]. The aircraft is being acquired as part of EVA’s fleet renewal program, which aims to replace the remaining 747Fs in its fleet with 777Fs by 2019. In related transactions, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings acquired […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 31, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions from mid-June through mid-July

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
  • July 11, 2018
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