Freighter aircraft leasing part I: E-commerce behind growing leasing market

Today we begin our annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In this two-part series, we begin with an overview of how the freighter fleet belonging to lessors has evolved since our analysis a year ago. In part II, we will consider the leased fleet by carrier, and how year-over-year shifts […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 11, 2019

Flynn retiring as Atlas CEO, with Dietrich to assume the role in 2020

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced that President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn will retire from the company at the end of this year. Flynn will become chairman of the board upon his retirement.   Atlas’ current Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Dietrich, will take Flynn’s place. Dietrich has been appointed president of the company effective immediately and will assume Flynn’s CEO role […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

Kalitta Air forays into 777F operations with ex-Emirates freighter

US-based Kalitta Air acquired its first 777F (35607, ex-Emirates) on lease from DAE Aviation, the carrier has confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004938]. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Kalitta's Detroit area base at Willow Run Airport (YIP) tomorrow and will be operating in commercial service following ETOPS qualification, which is expected within six […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 17, 2019

Boeing redelivers 737-800BCF at Paris Air Show

In what is perhaps a preview of what’s to come later this week at the Paris Air Show, Boeing just redelivered a 737-800BCF (32663, ex-Jet Airways) to GECAS [FATs 004936-4937]. Images of the aircraft in Prime Air livery appeared earlier today on Boeing’s Twitter account. The aircraft will be on display at the show, which […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 16, 2019

LATAM pushes forward 767BCF redeliveries

LATAM Cargo is bringing forward the redelivery of the two remaining 767-300 conversions it has on order from Boeing and now expects to take them in July and late-November or mid-December this year in time for the peak, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. When the three-unit 767 conversion order was originally placed in March 2018, […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 12, 2019

NCA’s 747F fleet to be fully operational ahead of peak season

Following a maintenance check in Taiwan, a Nippon Cargo Airlines 747-400F (36135) will be returned to commercial service, to be operated on a CMI basis by Atlas Air. A fifth 747-400F (36133) is not far behind, and NCA tells Cargo Facts that once the two 747-400Fs are back in service, which will occur ahead of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 11, 2019

Atlas Air to add third 747-400F to Asiana Cargo ops

In a statement today announcing widebody freighter ops for several customers, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said its Atlas Air, Inc. subsidiary will begin flying a third 747-400F on behalf of Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines. This is the third 747-400F Atlas has added for the carrier in as many […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 4, 2019

Atlas confirms Southern Air’s additional 777F CMI ops for DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the parent of Southern Air, announced today that it had secured a contract with DHL Express to operate the first two of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777-200Fs the express integrator has on order with Boeing [FATs 004505–4525]. As for the remaining twelve 777Fs on firm order with Boeing, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019
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