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

Freighter Aircraft Transactions (through 24 November 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 CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to […]
  • David Harris
  • November 23, 2017

ATSG reports adjusted third-quarter net income up 72%

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported a third-quarter net loss of $33 million, as revenue increased 31.5% y-o-y to $254 million. A bad quarter? Hardly. As was the case with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the main cause of the reported loss was a change in the value of warrants issued to Amazon as part of […]
  • David Harris
  • November 9, 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 distribution of widebody freighters

Last month Cargo Facts presented a detailed analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. That analysis (available here) showed that 75 airlines (down from 79 a year ago and 85 the year before that) currently operate 1,002 widebody freighters (up from 995), and that 150 (down from 164) more widebody production freighters are […]
  • David Harris
  • March 8, 2017

A new 767-300 P-to-F program?

US-based Wagner Aeronautical Inc signed an agreement with Boeing to license engineering data “which will allow Wagner to pursue a Supplemental Type Certificate for the B767-300 passenger-to-freighter conversion.” Cargo Facts notes that this does not constitute the formal launch of a Wagner 767-300 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, but, as company President Bill Wagner said, the licensing agreement […]
  • David Harris
  • October 10, 2014

ANA to add more 767 freighters

To capture a share of the growing demand for air freight shipment of car parts and electronics in South Asia, Japan’s All Nippon Airways is planning on expanding routes to India. Quoted in Bloomberg, ANA Cargo President Akira Okada did not provide much detail about specific destinations, although he did say the routes would probably […]
  • David Harris
  • October 10, 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