Atran’s new Cainiao cross-border flight one piece to carrier’s 737-800BCF puzzle

Russia-based Atran will operate a weekly scheduled flight between Hangzhou (HGH) and Riga (RIX) via Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) and other intermediate airports for Alibaba’s logistics-arm, Cainiao. The flight will utilize the carrier’s sole 737-800BCF, which Atran added to its fleet in January (32616, ex-NOK air) on lease from GECAS [FAT 004768]. Although the new route […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 20, 2019

The first 7 operators of 737 NG freighters

Earlier this week, Atran Airlines, the express carrier subsidiary of Russia-based Volga Dnepr Group, announced it successfully added its first 737-800BCF to its AOC (32616, ex-Nok Air), on lease from GECAS. Atran has become the seventh 737 NG operator, since Bedek redelivered the first freighter-converted 737-700 in September 2017. Today, there are three active conversion […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • March 22, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-January

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
  • January 18, 2019

GECAS to redeliver first 737-800BCF to Atran, AOC imminent for CargoLogic Germany?

Although the Volga-Dnepr Group and its affiliate carriers are best known for widebody freighter operations, this week narrowbody freighters are in the spotlight. GECAS is nearing the redelivery of its first 737-800BCF to Russia-based Atran and this week ferried a 737-800BCF (32616, ex-Nok Air) to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport ahead of redelivery. Separately, CargoLogic Germany, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 17, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through December

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 28, 2018

伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团计划建立全新货运航空公司

总部位于俄罗斯的伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团(VDG)计划在德国莱比锡建立一个新的货运航空公司,新组机队预计包括十二架AN-124货机。伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团的商务经理Slava Shakhov,在本周举办的“军事空运及空中加油会议”上对《空运通讯》透露,其正在计划对十二架AN-124中的“至少三架”进行大修。预计在2018年底,这些经过彻底修整的货机将会被制定派遣至新场所,为总部位于莱比锡的新航空公司服役。Shakhov表示,该航空公司名称以及投运的时间框架目前尚未确定,预计在2018年初,将会推出更为详细的相关情况。 此外,Shakhov还表示,伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团正在市场上积极寻求三架波音737-800改造货机,并准备用于商业用途。预计,这些货机拟将由伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团下属的子公司Atran航空来运营。目前,Atran航空的机队包括了三架波音737-400货机。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 4, 2017

A new airline from Volga-Dnepr? And new freighters?

MADRID — Volga-Dnepr Group is planning to launch a new airline based in Leipzig, Germany, with some of the twelve AN-124 freighters in its fleet. Slava Shakhov, a Commercial Manager at Moscow-based Volga-Dnepr Group, told Cargo Facts today that the company is planning to overhaul “at least three” of its An-124s – and that those […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • November 29, 2017

More 747-8 Freighters for ABC

No one can operate freighters profitably any more, right? Wrong! Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC) operates nothing but freighters, and is doing quite well. Not only did the carrier report a record first half, but it is planning a major fleet upgrade. We’ll get to the first-half details below, but first, the fleet news… AirBridge is about to […]
  • David Harris
  • August 8, 2014