Express & e-commerce drive first-quarter growth at DP-DHL

Deutsche Post-DHL reported first-quarter net profit down slightly (0.9%) y-o-y to €633 million, as total revenue rose 7.3% to €14.88 billion. Operating profit (EBIT) for the quarter was up 1.4% to €885 million. As is often the case, the reported results tell only part of the story. In the first quarter of 2016, DP-DHL’s Supply […]
  • David Harris
  • May 11, 2017

Regulatory simplification in India leads DHL to €250 million investment

When Narendra Modi took power as Prime Minister of India in 2014, it was on the promise of a boost to the economic wellbeing of all Indians through a program he called “Make in India.” In brief, his plan was to create jobs in twenty-five sectors of the economy through an initiative to encourage both […]
  • David Harris
  • April 24, 2017

Conversion slot scarcity has Cargo Air carrying passengers

Specialist (formerly) all-cargo carrier, Bulgaria-based Cargo Air has begun ferrying a new type of freight: passengers. Using one of two recently-acquired ex-Enter Air 737-400s , Cargo Air has has ACMI-leased one of the passenger-configured airframes (28038) to Greece’s Astra Airlines on a temporary summer lease. This venture into passenger ops is driven not so much by […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 17, 2017

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide express fleet. In Part I, we started with some background, and then a look at some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. In Part II we looked at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedEx and UPS. Today with finish with […]
  • David Harris
  • April 14, 2017

Solenta Aviation to fly newly-converted ATR-72F for DHL

Yesterday, South Africa-based Solenta Aviation took redelivery of an ATR72-200F, converted to large-door freighter configuration by Switzerland-based IPR Conversions Ltd., at its ASI-Maintenance facility in Toulouse, France. IPR holds the STCs to perform both bulk-load and large-door modifications on the ATR72-200 and -500 series turboprobs. The first STC is for what IPR refers to as […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 28, 2017

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

After a week of rumors of massive aircraft orders by Amazon (denied by Amazon) and rumors of an Amazon/DHL hub share agreement at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (confirmed by Amazon and DHL), will your eyes glaze over if you see another round of Amazon/DHL rumors? Well, unglaze those eyes, because here is the round three. And […]
  • David Harris
  • March 23, 2017

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

Update, 21 March 2017: Late today, Amazon confirmed to Cargo Facts that it would be working with DHL, saying: “We are looking forward to the first Amazon planes appearing at CVG this spring and to working with DHL in support of our cargo operations. “ Lost in the coverage of Amazon’s announcement in February that […]
  • David Harris
  • March 21, 2017

Widebodies less likely to see second life as freighters

SAN DIEGO – After years of stagnant demand for widebody freighter conversions, 2016 saw the market suddenly bounce back. Last year, fourteen 767 P-to-F conversions were added to the global widebody freighter fleet (eleven 767-300BDSFs and three 767-300BCFs), and a similar number will be put into service in 2017. However, according to speakers on an […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 13, 2017
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