7 airlines with the most cargo-only flights

Faced with shrinking route networks, airlines began using passenger widebody passenger aircraft solely to transport cargo in March. Now, almost six months later, these operations are not only ongoing at many of the world’s major airlines, but represent a financial lifeline against the slow recovery of the passenger market. Tens of thousands of cargo-only flights […]

Airbus SB to detail seat-to-pallet reconfiguration

Airbus plans to issue a service bulletin (SB) that outlines the procedure for reconfiguring passenger A330s and A350s to carry cargo on pallets that attach to the seat rails lining the passenger cabins. In parallel, the aerospace giant is working with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to obtain a supplemental type certificate (STC) […]

The A350 brings yet more belly capacity

Last year, when the first A350-900 entered service with Qatar Airways, it received attention for the contributions the aircraft would make to the passenger experience. Comfort aside, however, Qatar Airways’ Chief Officer Cargo Uli Ogiermann tells Cargo Facts the A350 is fitting in well on his side of the company. “From a cargo perspective, we […]

Airbus A350-900 First Flight

Earlier today, at around 10 am Toulouse time, the brand new Airbus A350 took to the skies for the very first time, beginning a program of design and certification testing that should last into 2014. The EIS target for the A350-900 is the fall of 2014, with the first deliveries to go to Qatar Airways. […]
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