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NCA to offload 747-400Fs, focus on 747-8F platform as part of restructuring plan

On 17 August, Nippon Cargo Airlines submitted an improvement plan to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) that centers around “revising the flight scale to match the size of the staff” and, according to a statement released by the carrier’s parent NYK Group, will include consolidating the fleet and maintenance operations to […]

Breaking News: Nippon Cargo Airlines grounds fleet

Japan-based all cargo carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has grounded its entire eleven-unit 747F fleet, effective 17 June, shortly after inspectors from Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) discovered major inconsistencies in the company’s  maintenance records. Increased scrutiny of the airline began last month after JCAB found NCA had omitted multiple incidents involving its aircraft, and subsequently […]

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 […]

New cargo hub for ANA?

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is planning a new Southeast Asia hub. In an interview published in The Japan Times, Shinya Katanozaka, the newly appointed President of ANA Holdings, cited growing demand for Japanese products in Southeast Asia as the reason All Nippon was looking to set up a new hub for its international cargo […]

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 […]
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