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

767 transactions dominate July Freighter Aircraft Transactions

Of the 51 freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) recorded in July 2019, 35% involved 767s, the workhorse for domestic express and e-commerce in the United States, and increasingly, globally. Both production freighters and conversions saw an uptick in activity for the month with deliveries of two new-build 767Fs, one each to US-based integrators FedEx and UPS. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 16, 2019

ATSG now expects to redeliver six 767-300BDSFs to Amazon, four to UPS in 2019

Today, along with its 2Q19 earnings, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) revealed plans to accelerate placements of freighter-converted 767-300BDSFs with Amazon from five to six before year-end 2019. ATSG also said it is on track to deliver four freighter-converted 767-300BDSFs to UPS by the end of the year, with the first aircraft to be […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 5, 2019

Cargojet nixes plan for additional 767-300Fs, prepares for more 767-200Fs

Canada-based specialist ACMI carrier Cargojet no longer expects to add a thirteenth 767-300F to its freighter fleet by year-end 2019. Plans to convert two 767-200s Cargojet purchased in August 2018 to freighter configuration, however, remain in place. In an April earnings release, the carrier had outlined plans to acquire an additional freighter-converted 767-300 in 2019, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 5, 2019

Cathay freighters to carry lithium batteries again

Standalone lithium-ion batteries can once again be carried by Cathay Pacific Cargo on its freighter aircraft, after the carrier developed and introduced a fire-containment bag. Shipments of standalone lithium-ion batteries are a significant driver of freighter traffic, especially given the growth of e-commerce and personal electronic devices. Under a provision adopted by the ICAO Council […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 1, 2019

UPS seeks airline-type status for long-distance drone deliveries

United Parcel Service is seeking approval to operate delivery drones under the same rules as a private jet service, unlocking the potential to carry health-care packages over long distances between hospitals. The company is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to obtain Part 135 certification this year, a step toward freeing it from current commercial […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • July 23, 2019

FedEx orders more 767Fs, starts deploying them intra-Europe

FedEx Express recently exercised options to purchase six more 767-300Fs from Boeing [FATs 005050-005056]. The integrator expects to take delivery of these six frames in FY2022 and now has a total of fifty-two 767-300Fs on firm order following the recent delivery of 63107. Interestingly, according to FedEx’s Stat Book for the third quarter of fiscal […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 16, 2019

UPS receives 12th 747-8F and celebrates 50th anniversary of the Queen of the Skies

UPS took delivery of its twelfth 747-8F (64262) late last week [FAT 005036]. While UPS is part of a select group of carriers to operate the -8F, this particular aircraft is unique in that it features a special decal near the nose, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Boeing 747, as can be seen from […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 2, 2019
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