The latest from Airbus and Boeing

The past week has been an interesting one for the world’s two big commercial aircraft manufacturers, with some big orders and important first flights in the headlines. As usual, some of the headlines hint at more than is actually there, but even with that caveat, the news has been good. We start with an item that, […]

767 Renaissance

It is common wisdom in the aviation world that first delivery of a new aircraft type is the death knell for the type it replaces.  But to paraphrase Mark Twain, “reports of the 767’s death have been greatly exaggerated.” Boeing delivered its first 787 – a direct replacement for the 767 – over four years […]

ANA & United in trans-Pac cargo jv

On 1 December – less than a week from today – All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Lufthansa Cargo  will launch their Europe/Asia joint venture with the first flights from Japan to Europe. And with that deal underway, ANA has turned its focus to the trans-Pacific lane, signing a similar agreement with US-based United Airlines. The […]

ANA to add more 767 freighters

To capture a share of the growing demand for air freight shipment of car parts and electronics in South Asia, Japan’s All Nippon Airways is planning on expanding routes to India. Quoted in Bloomberg, ANA Cargo President Akira Okada did not provide much detail about specific destinations, although he did say the routes would probably […]

A strong year for ANA Cargo

All Nippon Airways reported cargo revenue up 15.2% to US$1.34 billion in its Fiscal Year 2013 (ended 31 March 2014). Cargo traffic for the year was up 16.4% to 3.41 billion RTKs. The gains came almost entirely on the back of the carrier’s strong performance in the international market, where its revenue was up 21.0% […]
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