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

YTO Express Airlines moves forward with plans for rapid fleet expansion

The carrier recently acquired three 737-300s for conversion to freighter configuration by PEMCO World Air Services at the STAECO facility in Jinan, and is reported to have also acquired three 757-200s for conversion by Precision Aircraft Solutions. Cargo Facts has confirmed that the three 737-300s are units 29407, 29408, and 27520, the last three of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 5, 2017

E-commerce drives expansion of express fleets worldwide

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the jet freighter fleets of express companies worldwide. We start with some background, and then a look some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. Tomorrow and the day after, we’ll look at the big boys, and conclude with a look into the future. At the end of […]
  • David Harris
  • April 12, 2017

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the state of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market at the end of 2016. You can read Part I here, and Part II here. Conversion from passenger configuration is the only source of narrowbody jet freighters. Operators and lessors of widebody […]
  • David Harris
  • November 30, 2016

Weight upgrade for Precision-converted 757s

US-based Precision Aircraft Solutions received FAA approval for a Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) increase for both winglet- and non-winglet-equipped 757-200PCF conversions. The authorization allows Precision to increase MZFW as high as 90,718 kg. (200,000 lb), which is 5,443 kg (12,000 lb) over the OEM highest certificated MZFW for freighter-converted Rolls Royce- and Pratt & Whitney-powered 757s. In practical terms, the upgrade boosts the structural payload up to 38,101 […]
  • David Harris
  • January 8, 2015

Goodbye Transmile, hello Raya… and hello 757 freighters

The new owner of the former Transmile Air Services has rebranded it Raya Airways, and will refleet with 757 freighters. Malaysia’s troubled Transmile Group only recently formally completed the sale of all-cargo carrier Transmile Air Services (TAS), but the deal was in the works last year after TAS was spun out from its parent, and re-fleeting […]
  • David Harris
  • October 6, 2014

Stateside 757s for DHL

On August 28, Cargo Facts brought you in-depth coverage of DHL’s ongoing revamp of its U.S. air operations. The sunset landing you see here is one component of that revamp. This 757 is operated by Air Transport International (ATI) on behalf of DHL and operates a scheduled weekday west coast run between Los Angeles, Portland, […]
  • David Harris
  • October 3, 2014

Cargojet to purchase four more 767s

In the past month we have twice posted about Canada-based Cargojet expanding its fleet. Well, they are at it again, so here is Chapter 3 in the Cargojet Chronicles — more 767s, more 757s, and even some Challenger 601s. But first, a summary of Chapters 1 and 2: In the first quarter of this year, […]
  • David Harris
  • May 23, 2014