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 website. This database is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eyes on the desert as Saudia Cargo refleets

Much of Saudi Arabia is desert. Many 747-400s are parked in the US desert. So perhaps it is fitting that a refleet being undertaken by Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia will see many of the carrier’s existing freighters going to the US desert (or the scrapyard), while at the same time, many freighters currently in […]

Saudia Cargo fleet revamp will hit lessors

Saudia Cargo, the cargo arm of Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia, confirmed what Cargo Facts has said since the beginning of this year: that it is the customer for four 777Fs (ordered by the Saudi government, but shown by Boeing as “Unidentified Customer”), which will be delivered between April and December next year. But that […]
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