Cargolux ferries first ex-ASL 747-400ERF to Luxembourg

Last Friday, a 747-400ERF (35234) previously operated by ASL Airlines Belgium was ferried to Cargolux’s main hub in Luxembourg. Following paint and maintenance, the aircraft will be the first of three incoming freighters the carrier will add to its fleet this year. Shortly after the aircraft’s arrival, Cargolux shared photos of the aircraft on its […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 29, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of November

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
  • December 10, 2018

ASL Airlines prepares for arrival of second 737-800BCF

GECAS took redelivery of a Boeing-converted 737-800BCF (32610, ex-China Southern Airlines) earlier this week, and will ferry the aircraft to Liege next week, where it will be handed over on lease to ASL Airlines Belgium. ASL expects to put the incoming 737-800BCF into service on behalf of express customer FedEx later next month. This is […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 30, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: West Atlantic’s 737-800BCF customer revealed

West Atlantic‘s customer for the first of four 737-800BCFs on firm order with GECAS is a mystery no longer: it is none other than FedEx, Cargo Facts has confirmed. On 30 June, a West Atlantic Airlines 737-800BCF (32740) touched down at Liege Airport (LGG). Back in March, we reported that West Atlantic had found a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 3, 2018

Cargolux adding three 747-400Fs next year, but where will they come from?

Last week, Cargo Facts sat down with Cargolux President & CEO Richard Forson to discuss what the all-cargo carrier’s fleet might look in the future, when 747Fs are no longer available.  Today, however, 747Fs can still be acquired, and the Luxembourg-based all-cargo airline is planning to add three used 747-400Fs next year. The source of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 25, 2018

Conversion slot scarcity has Cargo Air carrying passengers

Specialist (formerly) all-cargo carrier, Bulgaria-based Cargo Air has begun ferrying a new type of freight: passengers. Using one of two recently-acquired ex-Enter Air 737-400s , Cargo Air has has ACMI-leased one of the passenger-configured airframes (28038) to Greece’s Astra Airlines on a temporary summer lease. This venture into passenger ops is driven not so much by […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 17, 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

Emirates to end 747 freighter operations

Dubai-based Emirates has ACMI-leased two 747-400ERFs (35325 and 35236) for almost ten years, first from TNT Airways, and now from ASL Airlines Belgium, which acquired TNT Airways when FedEx acquired TNT. But Emirates has confirmed that it will end this arrangement and, from the beginning of 2018, its freighter fleet will consist only of its […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 22, 2017