第二架洛马LM-100J货机冲上云霄

10月11日,洛克希德·马丁的第二架洛马LM-100J商用货机成功完成首次试飞,该架以传奇的军用运输机超级大力神C-130J为基础打造的货机,距离实际投入商业使用仅有一步之遥。据悉,洛克希德已经通知了美国联邦航空管理局关于设计升级的信息,并希望尽快继续开展相应的机型认证程序。洛克希德已经收到至少二十五架的洛马LM-100J货机订单,具体包括ASL航空集团的十架货机订单,以及巴西Bravo工业集团的十架货机订单,另外五架货机的订单尚处于匿名阶段。洛克希德预计,洛马LM-100J在基础设施较差的机场,如崎岖不平的跑道,将会受到特别的欢迎。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 31, 2017

近期货机交易实况

DHL将第三架空客330-300投入改造 DHL快递将1架原隶属于泰国航空的空客330-300运送至EFW的德累斯顿工厂,并准备进行货机改造。DHL将是EFW空客330‑300客机转换货机计划的首家客户,该改造包括8项必选内容以及10项可选内容。 航空运输服务集团(ATSG)将又一架波音767-300BDSF收入囊中 这架原隶属于美国航空的飞机由ATSG的货运租赁部门接收,交由贝代克(Bedek)航空集团负责改造。 瑞典西大西洋航空获得一架波音737-400F 这架原隶属于大提琴航空 (Cello Aviation)的飞机,通过Vx资本租赁获得。该飞机由航空精工(Aeronautical Engineers)负责改造,将交由总部位于英国的子公司大西洋航空负责运营。 阿拉斯加航空将第三架波音737-700投入改造 该架波音的737-700货机改造,将交由贝代克航空集团位于以色列的特拉维夫工厂。 ASL集团收获一架波音737-400F 该飞机租赁自卡哈拉航空,将为TNT快递提供运营服务。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 6, 2017

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

In Parts I and II of this analysis we looked at the turboprop freighter fleet in detail, breaking it down by operator, and discussing the changes to the fleet in the last year on a type-by-type basis. But turboprop aircraft are not the only choice for operators looking for small freighters, and today we examine two […]
  • David Harris
  • July 12, 2017

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is on display at the Paris Show. […]
  • David Harris
  • June 20, 2017

New faces in high places

This week brings three big executive suite changes, two directly in the air freight world (including David Bronczek’s promotion to President of FedEx Corp), and one very close to it. We’ll start with the latter: Etihad Airways: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways confirmed today that, as part of a major shake-up, James Hogan will step down […]
  • David Harris
  • January 24, 2017

TNT – the final quarter

TNT published its first-quarter 2016 results. Or perhaps “final quarter” would be a better term, or “last full quarter.” After seventy years in business, TNT is counting down its final six weeks, with 6 June likely the day FedEx will formally acquire the Netherlands-based express company. But in the meantime, TNT reported a net first-quarter loss […]
  • David Harris
  • April 26, 2016

Quikjet launches Indian domestic freighter service

It has been a long time coming, but India-based all-cargo carrier Quikjet finally launched service, offering overnight flights connecting Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad with its single 737-400 freighter. Quikjet was formed as a startup in 2007, backed by various Indian investors, including the Tata Group. In 2012, Switzerland-based Farnair acquired a 36% stake in […]
  • David Harris
  • February 17, 2016

ASL to take over TNT Airways

  One of the biggest questions arising out of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express has been answered: Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group signed an agreement to acquire TNT’s airline operations, including both TNT Airways, and Spain-based Pan Air Lineas Aéreas. The agreement is conditional on the completion of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT, but regulatory authorities in […]
  • David Harris
  • February 5, 2016
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