FedEx accelerates aircraft retirements

At the beginning of June, FedEx Corp announced the permanent retirement of fifteen freighter aircraft, along with twenty-one related engines. The company said it made the move as it “continues to rationalize capacity and modernize its aircraft fleet.” The permanent retirements include: Seven MD11 airframes and 12 related engines Three A300 airframes and three related […]
  • David Harris
  • June 5, 2015

Malaysia Airlines to end freighter operation?

Faced with reports that it was planning to sell or lease many of its widebody aircraft – including its entire MASkargo freighter fleet – financially troubled Malaysia Airlines said it was “exploring fleet options.” This comment – or non-comment – came via the Malaysia Airlines twitter feed, in response to a Leeham News report detailing the carrier’s offer […]
  • David Harris
  • May 4, 2015

The worldwide express fleet: Part III

Two days ago, we began a three-part look at the jet freighter fleet operated by, or for, the integrated express companies. Part I looked at the way the combined fleet has changed over time, while Part II summarized the changes on a company-by-company basis. Today we look ahead at how the fleet will evolve in the coming […]
  • David Harris
  • April 17, 2015

The worldwide express fleet: Part II

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at the jet freighter fleet operated by, or for, the integrated express companies. Part I looked at the way the combined fleet has changed over time, but there were also significant changes on a company-by-company basis, and that is what we will examine today, starting with the smallest of the […]
  • David Harris
  • April 16, 2015

Lufthansa on the fence about more 777Fs

As we have reported, EVA has decided to modernize its freighter fleet with 777Fs. But on the other side of the world, Lufthansa Cargo is hesitating. When the Germany-based carrier ordered five 777Fs from Boeing in May 2011, part of the deal was options on five more. Initially, Lufthansa had set March 2014, just after delivery of the third […]
  • David Harris
  • April 16, 2015

EVA refleets as Martinair defleets

In the Netherlands, it appears that the time for talking has ended, as Air France-KLM has taken the axe to subsidiary carrier Martinair. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Taiwan-based EVA Air is looking to the future, with plans to place an order for five 777Fs. The disappearance of Air France, KLM, and Martinair as […]
  • David Harris
  • March 17, 2015

More freighters for AirBridge

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will take two more freighters into its fleet this year – and has said it is considering a further two. Speaking to Cargo Facts’ European editor Alex Lennane, ABC’s Executive President Denis Ilin said that one 747-400ERF, formerly oper­ated by KLM/Martinair Cargo (35233), was completing test flights in Amsterdam in early January in anticipation […]
  • David Harris
  • January 15, 2015

Saudia Cargo fleet revamp will hit lessors

Saudia Cargo, the cargo arm of Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia, confirmed what Cargo Facts has said since the beginning of this year: that it is the customer for four 777Fs (ordered by the Saudi government, but shown by Boeing as “Unidentified Customer”), which will be delivered between April and December next year. But that […]
  • David Harris
  • September 29, 2014
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