Production freighter orders in 2018 part I: the year of the 777F

Today, we begin our two-part analysis of production freighter aircraft orders and deliveries during 2018, with a look at the industry trends supporting one of the strongest years for widebody freighter orders over the past decade. Later this week, we’ll continue with a breakdown of orders and deliveries by model. After a lackluster 2017 for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 31, 2018

European metal part II: Twin-aisle, remove the aisle

Yesterday, part I of “European metal” provided an overview of the narrowbody jet freighter fleet in service with European operators. Part II continues with an overview of the region’s widebody freighter fleet. Turning now to the widebody freighter fleet in service with European carriers, the region is home to approximately one-fifth of the global freighter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 7, 2018

Freighter fleet analysis part I: European metal

Were “innovation” to be defined by a cargo airline’s propensity to add the latest production and conversion freighter models, airlines in Europe would do quite well. Unfortunately, that remains a rather unconventional way to define innovation. Still, over the course of 2018, carriers with European Air Operator Certificates (AOC) have surfaced as early adopters of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 6, 2018

Asian freighter fleet analysis part II: Fleets chart long-distance courses

Last week, in Part I of our two-part analysis of the freighter fleet in service with carriers based in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, we began with an overview of the freighter fleets operated by carriers based in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Today, we continue with an analysis of the freighter fleet based in mainland […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 9, 2018

Asian freighter fleet analysis part I: Fleet renewals underway at EVA and Air Hong Kong

Today we begin our two-part analysis of the freighter fleet in service with carriers based in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We start with a look at carriers based in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Next week, we’ll continue with an analysis of the freighter fleet based in mainland China. Late last year, three ex-Jade 747-400ERFs […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 5, 2018

The regional freighter fleet in 2018 – Part III

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide regional freighter fleet. Part I reviewed historical information on the fleet and significant developments over the past year, and In Part II yesterday, we examined the turboprop fleet in detail by type. Today in Part III, we will review regional jet freighters and their growing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 19, 2018

The regional freighter fleet in 2018 – Part II

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of regional freighter aircraft in commercial service. Part I provides background on the fleet and major changes over the past year. Today in Part II, we examine the current regional turboprop freighter fleet. Part III will conclude with our first inclusion of regional jet […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 18, 2018

The regional freighter fleet in 2018

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of regional freighter aircraft in commercial service, beginning with some background information and then breaking down the fleet by type and operator. This year, we are expanding our traditional turboprop freighter fleet analysis to include two small jet aircraft that play a role in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 12, 2018
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