Freighter aircraft transactions through May 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
  • June 4, 2018

Just what is Amazon carrying on its Prime Planes? [VIDEO]

In the twenty-month period since “Amazon One“, the first 767F donning “Prime” livery was unveiled to the public, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), the CMI operators of Amazon’s freighter network, have put a total of thirty-three 767Fs into service for the e-commerce giant.  Apart from the types of freighters in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 11, 2018

Forecasting Medium-Widebody Supply and Demand

Last week, Cargo Facts Consulting published the latest edition of our 20-Year Freighter Forecast, covering  the years 2018-2037. We thought it would be interesting to look beyond the forecast of freighter aircraft demand and briefly examine the supply. So, let’s do a brief analysis of the near-term outlook for medium widebodies, one of the most […]
  • Alan Hedge
  • May 4, 2018

Boeing will increase 767 Freighter production. Does this mean new orders?

Boeing today released its first-quarter financial report. As expected, results were excellent – revenue up 6%, operating profit up 30%, net income up 57%. Good news, but not something we would normally report. However, hidden among the fifteen pages of financial detail was a single sentence that caught our eyes: “Reflecting the strength of the […]
  • David Harris
  • April 25, 2018

A new 767 freighter mystery

On 30 March, Boeing booked an order for three 767-300 Freighters from “Unidentified Customer(s)”. The company didn’t publicly announce the order until two weeks later, and no one has since stepped up to say “It was us.” So who could it be? We don’t know, but we can offer up a few guesses. And, of […]
  • David Harris
  • April 18, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-April

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 […]
  • David Harris
  • April 13, 2018

When business becomes too good

This week, UPS took delivery of a 747-8F from Boeing. This is the fifth 747-8F Boeing has delivered to UPS in just over six months, considerably boosting the company’s intercontinental capacity. And with twenty-three more of the jumbo freighters on order, all of which will be delivered in the next four years, it looks like […]
  • David Harris
  • April 6, 2018

The next big freighter?

What are the widebody freighter options going to be five years from now? As things stand today, those options look to be diminishing rapidly. There are currently four active production freighter programs: Airbus offers the A330-200F, while Boeing offers the 767-300F, 777F and 747-8F. But not only is the clock ticking on all four of […]
  • David Harris
  • March 22, 2018

ATSG caps a strong year with a strong quarter

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported fourth-quarter 2017 net income up 6,000% y-o-y to $95.1 million, and… Wait… 6,000 percent???? ATSG has been doing well for some time, and its 2016 fourth quarter wasn’t bad, so how can it be 6,000% more profitable in 4Q17? A big part of the answer is that ATSG, like […]
  • David Harris
  • February 28, 2018

777Fs for All Nippon, and an expanded alliance with Nippon Cargo

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) will add two 777Fs as part of its new five-year business plan that runs from now through 2022. In an interview in the Japanese publication Aviation Wire, Shinya Katozaka, President of ANA Holdings, said the company had for several years been considering the addition of larger, longer-range freighters to complement […]
  • David Harris
  • February 27, 2018
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