DAE Capital to finance first three AirBridgeCargo 777Fs in sale-leaseback deal

The leasing division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), DAE Capital, will purchase three 777Fs Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group has on order with Boeing and hand them over on-lease to the group's affiliate carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) as part of a sale-and-leaseback agreement [FATs 005021-005023]. The 777Fs are due to join the ABC fleet in 2020. Volga-Dnepr confirmed […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 21, 2019

Qatar Airways commits to five more 777Fs

Qatar Airways plans to add another five 777Fs to its freighter fleet, the carrier announced today as part of a commitment signed with Boeing at the Paris Air Show. The carrier is already the second-largest operator of the type, with sixteen 777Fs currently in service and another five on order, excluding today’s commitment, which if […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 19, 2019

Kalitta Air forays into 777F operations with ex-Emirates freighter

US-based Kalitta Air acquired its first 777F (35607, ex-Emirates) on lease from DAE Aviation, the carrier has confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004938]. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Kalitta's Detroit area base at Willow Run Airport (YIP) tomorrow and will be operating in commercial service following ETOPS qualification, which is expected within six […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 17, 2019

Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

Less than one year after expressing interest in the 777F platform, a UK offshoot of the Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group has firmed up an order for nine 777Fs. Although the deal was finalized in December 2018, the order from Volga-Dnepr UK Ltd. is only now surfacing in a recent update to Boeing’s order book. While a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 13, 2019

ANA Cargo adds second 777F

Yesterday, ANA Cargo’s second 777F (65757) was ferried from Boeing’s Everett factory (PAE) on delivery to Tokyo Haneda (HND) [FAT 004920]. The aircraft arrived in Tokyo at around 17:15 local time. The aircraft is one of two 777Fs ANA plans to deploy on routes from Tokyo Narita (NRT), to Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Shanghai (PVG) […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 12, 2019

Emirates removes another 777F; charters more capacity from Etihad

Emirates this month withdrew from service another 777F (35607) which was on lease from Dubai-based DAE Capital [FAT 004911]. A senior executive with the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft will be leaving the fleet shortly and that, effective from this summer, the own-operated EK freighter fleet will consist of eleven 777Fs.  In […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 10, 2019

Air France-KLM to retire 747 combis by 2021, freighters to remain

Air France-KLM will withdraw from service the remainder of its 747 passenger and combi fleet, comprising five 747-400Ms and five 747-400s, by 2021, the carrier recently announced. No immediate changes, meanwhile, are planned for the group’s six-strong freighter fleet.  A formal retirement schedule for the 747s will ultimately depend on the rate at which the group’s backlog of […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 7, 2019

Atlas confirms Southern Air’s additional 777F CMI ops for DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the parent of Southern Air, announced today that it had secured a contract with DHL Express to operate the first two of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777-200Fs the express integrator has on order with Boeing [FATs 004505–4525]. As for the remaining twelve 777Fs on firm order with Boeing, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019
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