NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

Japan-based NYK Group, parent of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), said it reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel NCA’s two remaining orders for 747-8 freighters. NCA was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an order for eight units in November 2005, and upping its total to fourteen in early 2007. However, by the time the carrier took […]
  • David Harris
  • March 27, 2017

The widebody freighter fleet — part IV

Today we conclude our four-part analysis of the worldwide widebody freighter fleet. In the first three parts we looked at the composition of the fleet as it stands at the beginning of 2017, and how it has changed over the last twelve months. You can read Part I here, Part II here, and Part III […]
  • David Harris
  • February 10, 2017

NCA cancels four 747-8F orders

Nippon Cargo Airlines cancelled four of its remaining six 747-8F orders with Boeing. Japan-based all-cargo carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), along with Cargolux, was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an eight-unit order in November 2005, then adding an order for six more in March 2007. But the cancellation does not come as a […]
  • David Harris
  • September 4, 2015

Farnborough orders top $100 billion

Lessors and carriers from around the world placed over 900 commercial aircraft orders and commitments at last week’s Farnborough Air Show, with a value (at list prices) of well over US$100 billion . This is well up from the 2012 edition of the Farnborough Show, and comes despite fears by some in the industry that backlogs […]
  • David Harris
  • July 22, 2014