Olympus prepares to double 757F fleet

Olympus Airways will soon add two more freighters to its fleet. The Greek carrier told Cargo Facts it expects to introduce its third and fourth 757-200PCFs by the end of November, both leased from New Zealand-based Airwork. Cargo Facts believes the two aircraft are units 27056 and 27054 (both ex-American Airlines); the former has been […]

757 feedstock released from Icelandair

Icelandair is removing 757-200s from its fleet and will soon sell three for conversion into freighters. According to the company, the net sale price of the three aircraft — two of 1994 vintage and one manufactured in 2000 — is $2-$3 million above book value at approximately $21 million. The transaction is expected to close […]

Asia Pacific expands with production 757F

Guam-headquartered Asia Pacific Airlines has added a fourth 757-200F to its fleet [FAT 005652]. The carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts it had purchased the aircraft (24845, ex-Ethiopian Airlines) at the end of September and expects to have it ready for service by late November. Unlike the three 757-200PCFs Asia Pacific currently operates, converted from passenger configuration […]

SF opts for younger aircraft as fleet hits 60

SF Airlines, the carrier affiliate of Shenzhen-based SF Express, took redelivery of a 757-200PCF (29943, ex-TUI Airways), growing its fleet to sixty aircraft [FAT 005508]. As the carrier’s fleet grows, it is increasingly opting for younger aircraft. The latest redelivery (29943), was aged just over twenty years old, as was the case with three 757-200PCFs […]

Aviastar-Tu to add Cainiao-branded 757F

Russia-based Aviastar-Tu could soon be adding its fourth 757-200F, but this one, unlike the other three, is painted in the colors of Cainiao, Alibaba’s logistics arm. The 757-200PCF was seen conducting ground tests in Goodyear (GYR) and posted to social media in late June. Cargo Facts believes the aircraft is unit 27051 (ex-American Airlines), which was […]

Narrowbody fleet shaped by feedstock and FAA constraints

The year since we last tallied the narrowbody fleet has been full of unexpected twists and turns that have affected both certification timelines for new programs and feedstock availability. A U.S. government shutdown that began Dec. 22, 2018 and spanned thirty-five days left the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) without the resources to expeditiously certify new […]

Olympus Airways looks to grow freighter fleet

Greece-based Olympus Airways plans to expand its fleet of freighter aircraft and expects to have five 757-200Fs by the end of the year. The airline is new to freighters, having only taken its first in December 2019. Olympus’ first 757-200PCF (25294, ex-American Airlines) was converted by Precision Aircraft Solutions at the AerSale facility in Goodyear […]
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