Air China Cargo adds another 777F

Air China Cargo took delivery of the fourth of eight 777Fs (44681) from Boeing. In addition to the four 777Fs, Air China Cargo also operates five 747-400Fs (three production freighters and two BCFs), and has four more 777Fs on order. Cargo Facts expects the two 747-400BCFs will be retired shortly (accepted by Boeing as part of […]
  • David Harris
  • July 29, 2014

Olá Brazil

Just in time for the Brazil-hosted world cup, Lufthansa Cargo has taken delivery of its fourth 777F (D-ALFD, MSN: 41677), featuring the name "Olá Brazil." All four of the carrier's new 777Fs greet the markets in which they will operate as locals - "Good Day, USA," "Jambo Kenya," and "Ni Hao, China" came previously.
  • David Harris
  • June 26, 2014

Change coming to the LATAM freighter fleet

Brazil-based TAM Linhas Aéreas this week converted two earlier 777-300ER orders to orders for the freighter variant – the 777F. TAM, like Chile-based LAN, is a subsidiary of the LATAM Group, which appears to be in the process of overhauling its freighter operations. The Group currently has ten 767-300Fs and four 777Fs distributed among its […]
  • David Harris
  • June 13, 2014

EVA confirms freighter fleet replacement

EVA confirmed its plan to replace 747-400 and MD-11 freighters with 777Fs. Speaking at a ceremony marking the simultaneous delivery of two 777-300ER passenger aircraft last month, EVA Air Chairman Zhang Wei confirmed the carrier’s intent to replace its nine 747-400Fs and three MD-11Fs with 777Fs. Various EVA executives have made similar comments in the […]
  • David Harris
  • June 11, 2014

The changing freighter fleet

It’s been a busy month for freighter aircraft transactions. Regular visitors to this site will have seen a steady stream of reports chronicling the resurgence in demand for medium widebody freighters. Amerijet International, Cargojet, Star Air, and Uzbekistan Airways have all ordered or acquired freighter-converted 767-300s. And while there have been no recent orders for […]
  • David Harris
  • June 9, 2014

Grim prospects for widebody freighters?

As we have reported many times, the combination of high fuel costs and low inventory carrying costs for shippers in the current interest rate environment, has made surface transport much more attractive. While this has negative implications for the air freight industry as a whole, the mood at the ISTAT Americas conference this week regarding […]
  • David Harris
  • March 21, 2014

Lufthansa Cargo Fleet Developments

Lufthansa Cargo’s third 777F (D-ALFC, msn: 41676), seen here just after it was rolled out of the factory last month, is nearly ready for delivery. Last year, when the carrier received its first 777F, there was speculation that the 777s would replace MD-11Fs on a one-to-one basis, and for a short time, it looked like […]
  • David Harris
  • February 19, 2014

More 777Fs Arrive for China Southern

Painted, tested, and brand new, B-2041 (msn: 41632), the seventh 777 Freighter for China Southern Cargo, is seen here getting ready for delivery at Paine field. Guangzhou-based China Southern has put it’s very new fleet of 777Fs to good use. Year over year from 2011 to 2012, the carrier’s international cargo traffic rose 23.1% to […]
  • David Harris
  • August 2, 2013
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