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