Kalitta Air forays into 777F operations with ex-Emirates freighter

US-based Kalitta Air acquired its first 777F (35607, ex-Emirates) on lease from DAE Aviation, the carrier has confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004938]. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Kalitta's Detroit area base at Willow Run Airport (YIP) tomorrow and will be operating in commercial service following ETOPS qualification, which is expected within six […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 17, 2019

Atlas confirms Southern Air’s additional 777F CMI ops for DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the parent of Southern Air, announced today that it had secured a contract with DHL Express to operate the first two of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777-200Fs the express integrator has on order with Boeing [FATs 004505–4525]. As for the remaining twelve 777Fs on firm order with Boeing, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019

DHL confirms incoming 777Fs to gradually replace 747-400Fs

DHL Express confirmed today it plans to gradually phase-out older 747-400Fs as it takes delivery of new-build 777Fs. Earlier this month, Boeing delivered the first of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777Fs that were part of an order announced last year at the Farnborough Airshow [FATs 004505–4525]. Cargo Facts estimated that a total […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 28, 2019

Southern Air to operate first DHL-owned 777F

On 10 May, Boeing delivered a 777F (66079) to DHL Express, the first 777F to sport a DHL Livery [FATs 004884-4885]. The aircraft is the first of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777Fs that were part of an order announced last year at the Farnborough Airshow [FATs 004505-4525]. In the months since the order was announced, the operator (or operators) of the incoming […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 23, 2019

ATSG, DHL renew 767 lease and operating agreements

Last week, ATSG announced it had reached an agreement with DHL to extend dry leases on a total of eleven 767Fs for three more years, through April 2022. Operational agreements for five 767s currently in service with ABX Air – four 767-300BDSFs and one 767-200BDSF – were also extended. The other six 767-200BDSFs involved in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 6, 2019

AeroLogic, Polar Air Cargo seeking to expand codeshareing agreement

Leipzig-based AeroLogic is seeking to co-market capacity on its scheduled 777F flights between Cincinnati (CVG) and Leipzig (LEJ) with New York-based Polar Air Cargo, according to an application filed with the US Department of Transportation earlier this week. The scope of the codesharing request is limited to the single route connecting Germany and the United […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 21, 2019

ASL Aviation Holdings acquired by private equity firm, will rapid fleet growth continue?

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings, no stranger to acquisitions, announced its intent to be purchased by private equity firm Star Capital Partnership LLP for an undisclosed amount. In recent years, the ASL Group, which owns or holds stakes in cargo and passenger airlines based in Europe, Africa, and Asia, has grown rapidly by gobbling up complementary […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 13, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of January

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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 4, 2019
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