Widebody freighter transactions accelerate during first half of May

During the first fifteen days of May 2019, Cargo Facts recorded a total of fifteen freighter aircraft transactions, up three transactions month-over-month from April. In a major shift from last month, transactions involving widebody freighters represented 80% of the transactions during this period (twelve units) compared to just five units last month. Below, we include […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • May 27, 2019

Air Atlanta Icelandic preparing for a future post-747 ops

ACMI and charter airline Air Atlanta Icelandic said it would enact a series of fleet modernization initiatives in the coming years as its ageing 747s exit service, the company announced in a statement yesterday, concurrently with a number of organizational changes. Although clear replacement options have emerged for passenger-configured 747-400s, Air Atlanta Icelandic’s freighter fleet […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 9, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-August

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
  • August 15, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions from mid-June through mid-July

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
  • July 11, 2018

Saudia Cargo’s refleet continues

Air Atlanta Icelandic acquired a 747-400ERF (32867, ex-Air France) and will operate it on an ACMI basis for Saudia Cargo. This is part of a refleeting program forced on Saudia Cargo under a recently announced directive from the Saudi Arabian aviation authority requiring the Kingdom’s carriers to remove all aircraft over twenty years old from […]
  • David Harris
  • April 13, 2015

Saudia’s first 777F

As we recently reported, Saudia Cargo is in the process of re-fleeting, a program which began with retiring the carrier’s long-serving MD-11Fs (now all parked). The first of the replacements for these aircraft has now broken cover, as Cargo Facts can report that the first 777F for Saudia is on the flight line at Paine […]
  • David Harris
  • February 5, 2015