China’s largest 757F operator prepares for more

On 21 August, ST Aerospace Engineering redelivered a freighter-converted 757-200SF to Shenzhen-based SF Airlines (27806, ex-American Airlines) following conversion at the company’s Seletar MRO facility. The rapidly-growing express carrier has at least four more aircraft in conversion with ST Aerospace Engineering and Precision Aircraft Solutions, and at least six more conversions beyond that. For the […]

Aviastar-TU sees more 757Fs on the horizon

After taking delivery of a 757-200PCF (25731, ex-American Airlines) on-lease from New Zealand-based Airwork this month, Russia-based Aviastar-TU confirmed to Cargo Facts that it plans to add another freighter-converted 757-200PCF later this year, and possibly more in 2019. The carrier’s second 757-200 (25696) is already in conversion with Precision Aircraft Solutions at the Aersale facility in […]

YTO Express to convert former military air base into global operations hub

Earlier this week, Shanghai-based YTO Express, the parent company of YTO Cargo Airlines inked an agreement with the Jiaxing City local government to convert a 96-hectare plot of land at Jiaxing Airport (JXS) into an aviation logistics hub. Once completed, the former military airport will assume Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) Airport’s current role as the main […]

YTO Cargo Airlines looks beyond scheduled freighter services

Earlier this week, Hangzhou-based YTO Cargo Airlines opened a cargo sales office in downtown Shanghai, a move that seems to reflect a departure away from a business model previously reliant on providing lift for its parent company, YTO Express. Although “the majority of its capacity” will continue to serve YTO Express, the airline subsidiary is […]

YTO Airlines adds first 757F, introduces new livery

In mid-2017, Hangzhou-based YTO Airlines announced it would add its first 757-200PCF to its fleet before the year’s end. Although some were doubtful of the redelivery timeline, the aircraft (29217, ex-China Southern) was inducted for conversion by Precision Aircraft Solutions at the HAECO facility in Xiamen in 4Q17, and was redelivered during the last week […]

Freighter aircraft transactions (through 1 December 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 website. This database is available to […]


Spectre将六架波音737-700改造货机 总部位于美国的飞机租赁及管理公司Spectre航空资本,最近购买了六架波音737-700飞机,并将由Bedek航空集团转换为波音BDSF系列的货机配置。这些飞机之前均隶属于厦门航空。 长荣航空签收一架波音777F 总部位于中国台湾的长荣航空,近期签收了其与波音公司订购的五架飞机中的第一架。 马来西亚航空重新启用一架波音747-400F 自2016年初以来,该架波音747-400F一直停泊在机库,马来西亚航空现将其重新服役。 ATSG收购一架波音767-300ER 这架原隶属于美国航空的飞机,将由Bedek航空集团转换为波音BDSF系列的货机配置。 顺丰航空签收另一架波音757货机 这架原隶属于美国航空的飞机,经由总部位于中国的顺丰航空收购,将交付给PAS在成都的太古工厂转换为波音PCF系列的货机配置。 ASL航空收获一架波音737-400F 这架原隶属于Aero Contractors的飞机,经总部位于爱尔兰的ASL航空向GECAS租赁,由Aeronautical Engineers进行货机改造。 Aeronaves TSM签收一架麦道MD-80F 这架原隶属于美国航空的飞机,经Aeronautical Engineers进行货机改造,交付总部位于墨西哥的Aeronaves TSM。目前,其机队包括七架MD-80F以及六架DC-9F。此外,还有三架MD-80与两架CRJ200正在进行或等待货机改造。 Pinnacle Partners进入CRJ200货机市场 总部位于美国的飞机管理公司Pinnacle Partners,近期收购了两架CRJ200飞机。这两架原隶属于达美航空以及ExpressJet航空的飞机,将由Aeronautical Engineers来进行货机改造,并计划于2018年3月及2018年4月重新交付。Pinnacle表示,计划在2018年再购买两架CRJ200进行货机改造。  

Suparna Airlines’ growing widebody fleet

Earlier this week, we reported that Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Airlines) leased a 747-400ERF (35235, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium opf Emirates) from Aircastle. We have since learned that the aircraft was not leased, but in fact purchased. In addition, Cargo Facts believes that this was the first of two ERFs Suparna is buying from […]
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