Sichuan Airlines prepares for launch with A330-200Fs

Chengdu-based Sichuan Airlines has selected Brussels as the first international destination to be served by the carrier’s incoming A330-200Fs. Thrice-weekly flights are expected to launch before the end of April, according to Brussels Airport. Cargo Facts reported in May that three BOC Aviation owned A330-200Fs coming off lease with Qatar Airways would likely end up […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 8, 2019

ASL Aviation Holdings acquired by private equity firm, will rapid fleet growth continue?

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings, no stranger to acquisitions, announced its intent to be purchased by private equity firm Star Capital Partnership LLP for an undisclosed amount. In recent years, the ASL Group, which owns or holds stakes in cargo and passenger airlines based in Europe, Africa, and Asia, has grown rapidly by gobbling up complementary […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 13, 2019

Qatar Airways sheds first A330-200F

Yesterday, a Qatar Airways A330-200F (1350) went off-lease from BOC Aviation, and was removed from service. The A330-200F lease is the the first of three agreements between BOC Aviation and Qatar Airways Cargo slated for expiration this year. Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, confirmed to Cargo Facts in May of last year that […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 3, 2019

Production freighter orders in 2018 part II: 777F leads the pack

On Monday, we began this two-part analysis of the production jet freighter market in 2018 with an overview of orders and deliveries, our thoughts on why 2018 was such a big year for orders, and how that might continue – or not – during 2019. Click here to read part I. Today, we conclude it […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 2, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through December

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 28, 2018

Top 5 freighter aircraft transactions of 2018

Season’s greetings from Cargo Facts! Many of our readers are spending today at home with family and friends, rather than at the office. But the holidays are also a good time to reflect over the year just past. Today, enjoy a look back at some of the highlights of this year’s freighter aircraft transactions. With […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 24, 2018

Top 10 Cargo Facts stories of 2018

We at Cargo Facts thank you for your loyal readership during this busy year and wish you continued success in the coming new year. With only a handful of business days remaining in 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year and revisit some stories that readers found particularly interesting. In […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 13, 2018

More 777Fs for Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is ordering three additional 777Fs from Boeing, according to a filing on Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul stock exchange. Delivery of the freighters is expected in September 2019, January 2020, and February 2020. The Istanbul-based carrier last placed an order for three of the freighters in December 2017 and took delivery of the second aircraft […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 26, 2018
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