CF EMEA: Growth prospects for narrowbody freighters in Europe

FRANKFURT — There are still good opportunities for narrowbody freighter operators in Europe, according to CargoLogic Germany (CLG), one of the newest entrants to the market. CLG, which obtained its German Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in September 2019, currently flies a variety of European routes, serving airports including Cologne (CGN), Hannover (HAJ), Milan (MXP) and East […]

European freighter fleet analysis (Part I): 737 Classics drive growth, for now

In a year as tumultuous as 2019, it’s encouraging to see that European carriers continued to add freighter aircraft. Today we begin an analysis which will take a closer look at these fleets, starting with narrowbody jets in Part I and moving to widebodies in Part II. To begin with, we note that for this […]

CargoLogic Germany 737F fleet grows to three units

CargoLogic Germany (CLG) has received its third freighter, courtesy of Russia-based ATRAN. The aircraft is a 737-400SF (25775, ex-Yamal Airlines) that is on lease from Vx Capital Partners [FATs 005245-005246]. Unit 25775 was converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) and redelivered to ATRAN in December 2018. Cargo Facts had expected it to join CLG’s fleet eventually, […]

Atran takes second 737-800BCF

Russia-based Atran, an affiliate carrier of the Volga-Dnepr Group, took delivery of a 737-800BCF (33419) on lease from GECAS following conversion by Boeing. Touch labor for the aircraft was performed at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). This is the second of two 737-800BCF conversions Atran agreed to lease from GECAS […]

CargoLogic Germany receives AOC, aims for ten 737Fs by 2022

Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) was issued an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA), the German civil aviation authority. With an AOC in hand, the carrier expects to start flying “imminently,” CargoLogic Germany told Cargo Facts. Initially, CLG will operate a pair of 737-400 SFs that were redelivered to the carrier earlier this year, on-lease from […]

Volga-Dnepr Group misses targets, begins restructuring process

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group will be executing a restructuring plan after the group’s three carriers – AirBridgeCargo (ABC), ATRAN and Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA) – saw their collective traffic drop by 6% in the first half of 2019, to 2.6 million FTKs, missing targets by 20%. While an immediate change involves the appointment of a new general […]

CargoLogic Germany closer to putting 737-400Fs into service following NCC approval

After receiving preliminary approval from European authorities to begin route-proving 737-400F flights, Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) anticipates receiving an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and taking redelivery of its third 737-400SF in a matter of months. As Cargo Facts had expected, the carrier’s third aircraft (25775) was already redelivered to fellow Volga-Dnepr Group affiliate carrier […]
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