Dash 8-100 joins the growing list of turboprop freighters

In 2014, Canada-based Voyageur Airways, took on the development of a passenger-to-package-freighter conversion program for the Dash 8-100. The move was in response to an RFP “from a courier company looking for a regional aircraft solution to transport small package cargo.” Between then and now, Voyageur has undergone significant change, starting with its acquisition by […]
  • David Harris
  • May 8, 2017

Air Canada eyes South America-Europe air bridge

Air Canada is about to begin freighter service to Latin America and Europe. Canada-based all-cargo carrier Cargojet is close to finalizing a deal with Air Canada that, initially, would see Cargojet operating 767-300 freighters on an ACMI basis for Air Canada on routes to South America. Later this year, the network will be extended to […]
  • David Harris
  • April 15, 2016

Bombardier launches Q300 P-to-F

Bombardier, working with Canada-based Air Inuit, launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for its Q300 turboprop. Air Inuit developed its own small-door Q300 conversion several years ago, and converted two of its ten Q300 passenger aircraft, but the new, Bombardier-backed conversion will offer an “optimized” cargo door allowing the loading of palletized cargo. The converted freighter’s […]
  • David Harris
  • March 2, 2016