Ethiopian Airlines nearing an order for more 737-800SFs

Now that Ethiopian Airlines has successfully put the first of two 737-800SFs into regional service, the carrier is nearing an order for two more of the aircraft type, sources close to the carrier tell Cargo Facts. Although a deal has not yet been inked, Ethiopian Cargo is expected to soon finalize a deal for two […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • July 19, 2019

MNG and ULS keen to add A330P2Fs

MUNICH – Turkish carriers MNG Airlines and ULS Airlines Cargo are both considering A330P2Fs to renew their Airbus freighter fleets and could introduce at least five of the freighter-converted aircraft to Turkey over the next few years. On the sidelines of Air Cargo Europe 2019, executives from MNG told Cargo Facts the carrier is planning […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 5, 2019

Solenta Aviation to fly newly-converted ATR-72F for DHL

Yesterday, South Africa-based Solenta Aviation took redelivery of an ATR72-200F, converted to large-door freighter configuration by Switzerland-based IPR Conversions Ltd., at its ASI-Maintenance facility in Toulouse, France. IPR holds the STCs to perform both bulk-load and large-door modifications on the ATR72-200 and -500 series turboprobs. The first STC is for what IPR refers to as […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 28, 2017

A record year for Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines expects record cargo year thanks to strong African ties. With only a few weeks left in 2014, Belgian carrier Brussels Airlines expects to report record-high cargo revenues this year, citing unprecedented demand for air freight services and the company’s decision to maintain daily service to the West African cities of Monrovia, Conakry, and Freetown during the Ebola […]
  • David Harris
  • December 8, 2014

Air Algerie Orders Two 737-700Cs

The Farnborough Air Show typically means a flurry of press releases heralding new aircraft orders – and 2014 is no exception. Air Algerie’s order for a pair of 737-700Cs, actually placed earlier this year but announced today at Farnborough, is notably unusual. Although the 737-700C has been offered for sale since the 1990s, just three […]
  • David Harris
  • July 16, 2014

DAS DC-10-30F

These two pilots are deep in conversation at the helm of a DC-10-30 at Amsterdam Schiphol. The aircraft, 5X-JCR (id: 47831/327), has had a series of operators since being built for British Caledonian in the summer of 1980. Originally Bcal’s “Robert the Bruce” – Bcal was absorbed BA eight years later – it then flew […]
  • David Harris
  • August 5, 2010