The widebody freighter fleet — Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis of the widebody freighter fleet as it stood at the end of January 2018, we offered an overview of the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters. We concluded Part I with a chart showing every airline that operates widebody jet freighters in commercial service, including […]
  • David Harris
  • February 13, 2018

The widebody freighter fleet: Growing again, but slowly

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of widebody jet freighters in commercial service, as of 31 January, 2018. We start with a look at the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters – and in the coming days will move on to the ways in which the fleet has […]
  • David Harris
  • February 12, 2018

Saudia Cargo reactivates four 777Fs

Last week we reported that Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways had parked all five of its A330-200Fs at the end of 2017. At first glance, this did not significantly change the main-deck capacity offered by the Middle East’s four major carriers, because it came just after Saudia reactivated its four owned 777Fs – which had been […]
  • David Harris
  • January 23, 2018

Etihad Cargo reduces freighter fleet, parks A330-200Fs

Between 28 December and 11 January, Abu Dhabi-headquartered Etihad Airways removed all five of its A330-200Fs from service, and placed them into storage, according to various flight-tracking databases. While no public announcement has been made regarding the vast reduction in freighter capacity, it is widely believed that the shift away from A330-200 freighter operations is […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 18, 2018

Disappearing production freighter orders — Part II

Yesterday, we began this two-part analysis of the production jet freighter market in 2017 with an overview of orders and deliveries, our thoughts on why orders have all but disappeared, and when they might return. Today we conclude it with a close-up look at each of the four types currently on offer,  the carriers that ordered […]
  • David Harris
  • January 11, 2018

Production freighter orders disappear in 2017

Today we begin a two-part summary of the production freighter market in 2017 with an overview of orders and deliveries, our thoughts on why orders have all but disappeared, and when they might return. 2017 was the best year in a long time for the air freight industry. Full-year data is not yet available, but […]
  • David Harris
  • January 10, 2018

土耳其航空,一架全新货机订单作为新年礼物

2017年,为航空货运航业长期以来的最好年份。目前,2017年完整数据尚未公布,但《空运通讯》预计,在最终数据统计后,全球航空货量将相比2016年增长约10%。而2016年相比2015年的货量增幅约为4%。然而,尽管2017年的货量增幅喜人,并且2018年的行业预期向好,但新增的货机订单却很少。惊喜的是,2017年12月29日,土耳其航空在向伊斯坦布尔证券交易所提交的文件中表示:“土耳其航空已经决定,向波音公司购买三架波音777-200LRF型号货机,该批次货机将于2018年9月、10月及12月分别交付。”
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 8, 2018

Rapidly-growing Turkish Airlines adds maiden 777F

Earlier today at its global hub in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first of two 777Fs (60403) it has on order with Boeing. The 777F arrived in Turkey last week after being ferried from Everett’s Paine Field, and was immediately placed into service to Turkish’s subcarrier, Turkish Cargo, in support of its […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 7, 2017
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