Air Atlanta Icelandic acquires second EVA 747F

Air Atlanta Icelandic has acquired a 747‑400BDSF (27899) from EVA Air [FAT 005104]. The aircraft was ferried from Jakarta (CGK), where it had been stored, to Liège (LGG). Air Atlanta Icelandic told Cargo Facts that this is the second of two 747-400BDSFs recently purchased from the Taiwan-based carrier, confirming our previous suggestion that the Icelandic […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 23, 2019

Air France completes D-check on 777F

Air France has completed a scheduled D-check on one of its 777Fs (32966). The aircraft is expected to reenter service this weekend and is scheduled to fly to Chicago (ORD), according to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. Unit 32966 entered Air France’s MRO facility in Orly (ORY) on 21 July, having been in service for […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 21, 2019

China Cargo signs 747F MRO contract with LHT

Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines has signed a five-year MRO contract with Lufthansa Technik (LHT). According to a post on social media, this is the company’s first major contract with China Cargo and covers the carrier’s three 747-400Fs. The contract is for LHT’s Total Component Support service, which includes component overhaul and engineering services, and allows the […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 21, 2019

CAM acquires three ANA 767 freighters

Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) leasing subsidiary, has acquired three 767 freighters from Japanese carrier ANA Cargo [FAT 005097-005099]. While ATSG mentioned during its Q2 earnings call earlier this month that it had acquired three 767s from ANA without specifying the variant, ANA Cargo has now confirmed to Cargo Facts that […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 19, 2019

Korean Air’s 2018 freighter fleet reductions buoy yields amid market weakness in 1H19

Korean Air reported 1H19 cargo traffic down 10.7% year-over-year, to 3.6 billion FTKs on headwinds from the US-China trade war. A precipitous drop in yields or load factors was avoided by capacity reductions, including the removal of two 747-400Fs from its freighter fleet in 3Q18, which led to a 2.8% y-o-y drop in cargo capacity […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 15, 2019

Air France ACMI leases Cargolux 747 during 777F maintenance

Cargolux has been flying one of its 747-400Fs for Air France on an ACMI basis since 21 July while one of the French carrier’s 777Fs (32966) undergoes planned heavy maintenance [FAT 005095]. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo confirmed to Cargo Facts that the ACMI deal will last until unit 32966 completes the maintenance work in […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 13, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo parks MD-11F in its first freighter retirement of 2019 [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, Lufthansa Cargo parked an MD-11F (48785) [FAT 005089]. The aircraft was ferried from its hub in Frankfurt (FRA) to Victorville (VCV) for storage. The retirement was the first of two MD-11Fs Lufthansa Cargo plans to withdraw from service this year, after which, a total of ten MD-11Fs will remain in the carrier’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 9, 2019

Qatar Airways takes delivery of 17th 777F, aims for 21 by year end

After completing a series of flight tests around Boeing’s Everett, WA factory last week, a 777F (66335) has just minutes ago departed Everett’s Paine Field (PAE) for Doha, Qatar (DOH) on delivery to Qatar Airways [FAT 005075]. The carrier has also accelerated delivery plans for four outstanding 777Fs on firm order with Boeing and expects […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 30, 2019
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