737-800BCF shines at the 2019 Paris Air Show

Now that the Paris Air Show 2019 is over, Cargo Facts is encouraged to see that, apart from the usual flurry of orders for passenger aircraft, the freighter market also appears to have received some healthy interest. Here’s a recap of freighter deals that were signed last week. GECAS converted ten of its fifteen previous […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 24, 2019

ASL signs MoU for up to 20 737-800BCFs

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings placed a firm order for ten 737-800BCFs with purchase rights for an additional ten, in a memorandum of understanding signed with Boeing today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004986-5005]. While these will be the first 737-800BCFs to be owned by ASL itself, the company has, since last year, already been […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 19, 2019

Qatar Airways commits to five more 777Fs

Qatar Airways plans to add another five 777Fs to its freighter fleet, the carrier announced today as part of a commitment signed with Boeing at the Paris Air Show. The carrier is already the second-largest operator of the type, with sixteen 777Fs currently in service and another five on order, excluding today’s commitment, which if […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 19, 2019

Tianjin Air Cargo prepares to add China’s first 737-800BCF

HNA Group subsidiary Tianjin Air Cargo’s added a 737-800BCF (32602, ex-Hainan Airlines), on lease from Spectre Air Capital, following conversion to freighter configuration by Boeing at the STAECO facility in Jinan (TNA) [FATs 004944-4945]. When the aircraft commences operations, it could be symbolic for a number of reasons. Not only would it be the first […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 18, 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

ANA Cargo adds second 777F

Yesterday, ANA Cargo’s second 777F (65757) was ferried from Boeing’s Everett factory (PAE) on delivery to Tokyo Haneda (HND) [FAT 004920]. The aircraft arrived in Tokyo at around 17:15 local time. The aircraft is one of two 777Fs ANA plans to deploy on routes from Tokyo Narita (NRT), to Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Shanghai (PVG) […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 12, 2019

No direct impact on 737 NG conversions expected from latest Boeing bulletin

Earlier this week, Boeing was alerted to “potential nonconformance” issues for a batch of slat tracks produced by a third-party supplier and previously installed on at least 41 but potentially hundreds of  737 MAX and 737 NG aircraft. Boeing has since confirmed to Cargo Facts that no freighter-converted aircraft or candidates for feedstock conversion are […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019

Which aircraft will dominate the world’s freighter fleet in 20 years?

This is the second of three posts on the future freighter fleet based on the 2019 Freighter Forecast, published by Cargo Facts Consulting. Last week’s post focused on the key numbers of the latest Cargo Facts Consulting 20 year freighter forecast, which foresees the addition of 2380 jets and 421 new turboprops to cater for […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • May 15, 2019
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