CAAC warning could impact Cathay Pacific’s cargo ops

HONG KONG – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has just issued what it called a “severe safety warning” to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific in response to what it perceived as “safety risks recently exposed” by the airline. If enforced, the warning could impact not only flights connecting mainland China, but potentially Cathay flights passing through […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 9, 2019

Mongolian startup adds first 737-300F to AOC, but will it make freighters work in Mongolia?

On July 20, a 737-300F (25172, ex-China Postal Airlines) landed in Ulaanbaatar (ULN) on delivery to startup carrier Mongolian Airways Cargo. Long-term plans call for the conversion of at least two more 737-300s to support continued growth of the fleet, a source familiar with the startup’s plans told Cargo Facts. Once operational, the aircraft will […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 24, 2019

ANA Cargo’s maiden 777F arrives in Japan

On 23 May, a 777F destined for ANA Cargo departed Victorville (VCV) and arrived at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) at 9:53 PM local time on 24 May. The 777F delivery (65756) was the first of two 777Fs on order with Boeing [FAT 004893]. According to a photo from Matt Cawby on Twitter (@mattcawby), ANA Cargo's […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 27, 2019

China and EU sign bilateral aviation agreements

This week, the European Union and China signed bilateral agreements on civil aviation safety and a “horizontal aviation agreement,” allowing EU airlines to fly to China from any EU Member State with a bilateral air services agreement with China under which unused traffic rights are available. The agreements are expected to expand cooperation between China […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 24, 2019

Cainiao shifts focus to import logistics as trade war intensifies

China-based Alibaba Group made no attempt to avoid discussion of the trade war following the release of its Q419 earnings. Instead, during a call with analysts this week, company CEO Daniel Zhang called the tense negotiations between the United States and China, “an opportunity for the Chinese economy.” Rather than focus on export declines, “China […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 21, 2019

Atran’s new Cainiao cross-border flight one piece to carrier’s 737-800BCF puzzle

Russia-based Atran will operate a weekly scheduled flight between Hangzhou (HGH) and Riga (RIX) via Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) and other intermediate airports for Alibaba’s logistics-arm, Cainiao. The flight will utilize the carrier’s sole 737-800BCF, which Atran added to its fleet in January (32616, ex-NOK air) on lease from GECAS [FAT 004768]. Although the new route […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 20, 2019

YTO, HNA partner to share capacity, develop specialty services

In April, the parent company of YTO Express signed a cooperation agreement with HNA Modern Logistics that will foremost, give YTO Express access to belly-hold and freighter capacity on the domestic and international networks of HNA-affiliate carriers. The agreement also calls for the joint development of cool-chain transportation solutions across China, and express-oriented construction projects […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 10, 2019
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