Uni-top Airlines looks at regional feeder operations

China’s Uni-top Airlines, a subsidiary of the Shenzhen-based Uni-top Group, launched 747-200F service from its base in Wuhan to Almaty in Kazakhstan on July 30. More interesting, however, is that according to a Uni-top executive, the airline is in the process of setting up a domestic China feeder operation to support its international flying. While […]

Precision to convert ninth 757 for SF Airlines

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines ordered a ninth 757-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion from Precision Aircraft Solutions. To meet the exploding demand for express package delivery, Chinese express giant SF Express has been rapidly expanding the fleet of its airline subsidiary, SF Airlines, from a single Precision-converted 757-200PCF redelivered in October 2009, to the mixed fleet of four 737-300Fs, […]

Freighter conversion – a story in photos

In September 1999, Japan Transocean Air took delivery of a 737-400, msn 29487. The carrier, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, operated the aircraft from its hub in Naha, Okinawa, until late last year when it was acquired by DHL Express as a candidate for conversion to freighter configuration. DHL was looking to add five 737-400 […]

Cargojet to purchase four more 767s

In the past month we have twice posted about Canada-based Cargojet expanding its fleet. Well, they are at it again, so here is Chapter 3 in the Cargojet Chronicles — more 767s, more 757s, and even some Challenger 601s. But first, a summary of Chapters 1 and 2: In the first quarter of this year, […]

More 767 freighter conversions

Uzbekistan Airways looks set to have two 767-300ERs converted to freighter configuration. According to a report in Air Transport World, Tashkent-based Uzbekistan Airways is already in the process of converting two of its nine 767-300ER aircraft to freighter configuration. ATW quotes the carrier’s European Regional Manager Timur Kerimov as saying that the first of the two […]

AEI launches 737-800 conversion programs

HONG KONG — There was much interest in the four sessions held here today at Cargo Facts Asia, but the big news was undoubtedly the formal launch at the event of a 737-800 Passenger-to-Freighter and Passenger-to-Combi conversion program by US-based Aeronautical Engineers (AEI). We will analyze the program in detail in the upcoming issue of […]

EFW to convert four A300-600s for Uni-Top

The Cargo Facts Asia 2014 event is still an hour from being officially underway, and already there is news breaking. The first news – from late last night – is a major move by Wuhan-based Uni-Top Airlines, which signed an order with EFW for four A300-600 passenger-to-freighter conversions. Cargo Facts believes that Uni-Top has in […]
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