随着货运收入剧增,大韩航空机队更新换代

本周,大韩航空签收了第十二架波音777F,根据其机队调整方案,将不再过多依赖于波音747-400BCF及波音747-400ERF。该飞机由GECAS租赁,为2016年9月大韩航空和GECAS之间签署的关于五架波音777F出售及回租交易的一部分,也是最后签收的一架飞机。2015年2月以来,大韩航空已经退役了九架波音747-400BCF,并以两架波音747-8F以及如今的8架波音777F作为替代。这些飞机的交付正好位于全球航空货运需求剧增的关键时期,对过去几年停滞不前的货运业务提供了创造收益的有力保障。 最新的2017年第二季度财务报告显示,大韩航空美国航线的货运收益同比上涨了15.3%,货量同比上涨了2.6%。 大韩航空现有的货机机队包括十二架波音777F,七架波音747-8F,五架波音747-400F,以及四架波音747-400ERF。目前,大韩航空没有计划退役现有货机或新增货机订单。 此外,大韩航空还逐步淘汰了其波音747-400ER系列中的两架货机。上周,总部位于首尔的大韩航空将其剩余的五架波音747-400ERF中的一架出租给了Altavair,后者立即将其租给了亚特拉斯航空集团。该飞机为前段时间两架飞机交易的一部分,其中还包括了另一家姐妹飞机,Altavair于今年9月份租给了阿特拉斯航空。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 23, 2017

Recent freighter aircraft transactions

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 […]
  • David Harris
  • October 20, 2017

Korean Air renews fleet amidst soaring cargo revenues

Yesterday, Korean Air took delivery of its twelfth 777F (62697),  as part of a plan to renew a fleet once heavily-reliant on 747-400BCFs and 400ERFs. This unit is on lease from GECAS, and was the fifth aircraft included as part of a sale-and-leaseback deal for five 777Fs between Korean Air and GECAS that was reached […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 17, 2017

阿特拉斯扩充机队

阿特拉斯集团从Altavair租赁了1架波音747-400ERF。该架货机自2003年至今由大韩航空运营。去年,Altavair收购了该架飞机及另一架姐妹机。另一架飞机预计将在近期离开大韩航空机队,并同样租赁给阿特拉斯。 考虑到租赁客户的增速,阿特拉斯机队扩充波音747系列飞机并不意外。上个月,阿特拉斯集团宣布与香港货运航空签署了租赁服务协议,为其提供3架波音747-400货机运力。其中,第一架飞机于今年9月份投入运营(服役于亚洲-美国航线),第二架、第三架飞机将于2018年投入运营。此外,阿特拉斯集团还与另外3家亚洲航空签订了租赁服务协议,包括国泰航空(2架波音747-8F)、韩亚航空(1架波音747-400F)以及金鹏航空(1架波音747-400F)。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 12, 2017

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of the pair (33517) will also be […]
  • David Harris
  • September 11, 2017

Breaking through: freighter leasing part II

Yesterday we began a multi-part series on freighter aircraft leasing with a look at the way in which a business that was originally fairly straightforward has become increasingly complex – you can see that discussion here. Today we look more closely at the lessors themselves, while tomorrow we will look at how the freighter-leasing business […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 15, 2017

Breaking through: freighter lessors top 100

Today we begin our annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In this multi-part series, we start with an overview of how aircraft leasing has evolved from a relatively straightforward agreement in which a company that owns an aircraft leases it to an airline, to the complex and dynamic set of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 14, 2017

ASL Airlines Belgium leased two 747-400ERFs

ASL Airlines Belgium leased two 747-400ERFs (33516 and 35945, both ex-Korean Air) from Altavair [FATs 003780 and 3787]. ASL Aviation Group formed ASL Airlines Belgium to take over the former TNT Airways when FedEx acquired TNT last year, and, along with a large narrowbody fleet, operates two 747-400ERFs (now owned by FedEx). Until a month […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 7, 2017

Goodbye Guggenheim Aviation Partners, hello Altavair

New York-based investment house Guggenheim Partners today finalized the sale of its commercial aircraft investment and management business, Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GAP), to the GAP management team. The new standalone company, under the continuing leadership of CEO Steve Rimmer, will operate under the name Altavair, offering commercial aircraft leasing, financing, and management. Altavair’s portfolio of fifty-five […]
  • David Harris
  • October 3, 2016