Air Hong Kong to bring ASL-operated A330Fs under own AOC

Wholly owned Cathay Pacific-subsidiary Air Hong Kong (AHK) will soon be operating at least two A330 freighters under its own AOC, the carrier told Cargo Facts. While the carrier currently operates ten A300-600Fs, it had previously contracted ASL Airlines Ireland to operate a small fleet of A330Fs on an ACMI basis. The first aircraft, an […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 4, 2019

New and converted freighter orders to start the year

With 2018 barely over one week old, we can already report freighter orders from two airlines. First, Boeing has now confirmed that Turkish Airlines placed an order for three 777Fs. 2017 was the best year in a long time for the air freight industry, but despite the growth in 2017, and optimism about demand in […]
  • David Harris
  • January 9, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through 15 December 2017

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 website. This database is available to […]
  • David Harris
  • December 15, 2017


  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 31, 2017


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
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