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

Who’s who in freighter conversions: Part IV

Today we conclude our four-part analysis of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market. Three days ago, we began with a look at the evolution of that market over the last two decades, and then continued with some thoughts on how rapidly demand for the currently popular types would fade now that the first of the new types […]
  • David Harris
  • December 21, 2017

Who’s who in freighter conversions: Part III

Over the last two days we have examined the passenger-to-freighter conversion market, first with a look at the evolution of that market over the last two decades, and then with some thoughts on how rapidly demand for the currently popular types would fade now that the first of the new types has entered service. You […]
  • David Harris
  • December 20, 2017

Freighter conversions: The future has (finally) arrived

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market with a look at how the conversion landscape has evolved from a long period of very little change, to the current point of transition to a whole new landscape. For most of the last fifteen years, the freighter conversion market has been relatively stable. […]
  • David Harris
  • December 18, 2017

Freighter aircraft transactions (through 1 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 CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 6, 2017

DHL takes redelivery of first freighter-converted A330-300F

It has been a busy quarter for EFW, which today redelivered the first freighter-converted A330-300F (116, ex-Malaysia Airlines) to launch customer DHL.  Although EFW, the 55/45 joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, originally announced the A330-300 conversion program in 2012, the program has progressed rapidly this quarter with major milestones such as the first […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 1, 2017

Freighter Aircraft Transactions (through 24 November 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 CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to […]
  • David Harris
  • November 23, 2017

Demand for 767 conversions stays strong

When Amazon announced its agreements with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings for a forty-unit 767 freighter fleet, demand for 767 feedstock and conversion slots quickly ramped up. But this demand was accompanied by the question of “after Amazon, then what?” Once ATSG and Atlas had fulfilled their obligation to Amazon, […]
  • David Harris
  • November 3, 2017
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