Top Secret

In this exclusive scoop, acquired at grave personal danger, Cargo Facts breaks the news of the latest development in the freighter conversion industry. In our post yesterday we dealt with two problems facing the freighter conversion industry – the differing opinions on the likelihood of a P-to-F program for the 777-200ER, and whether, at the other […]
  • David Harris
  • October 30, 2015

Conversion conundrums

The 2015 edition of the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium is officially over, and the speakers, delegates, and sponsors are flying back to their homes in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. We will publish a full report on the Symposium, the most successful and enjoyable in recent memory, in the next issue of Cargo […]
  • David Harris
  • October 29, 2015

Narrowbody freighters III – The conversion market

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the present and future passenger-to-freighter conversion market. In Part I we provided a detailed snapshot of the current fleet – the view from 10,000 meters, so to speak. In Part II we analyzed the fleet on a type-by-type basis, and also on an […]
  • David Harris
  • October 19, 2015

Narrowbody freighters II – a closer look at the fleet

Yesterday, we began this year’s examination of the narrowbody freighter market with a snapshot of the current fleet – the view from 10,000 meters, so to speak. You can read Part I here, but today we turn to the close-up view, beginning with a look at the fleet on a type-by-type basis. The active narrowbody fleet […]
  • David Harris
  • October 15, 2015

The narrowbody freighter fleet – today and tomorrow

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the narrowbody jet freighter fleet, both in its current state, and with some speculation about its future. We start with a snapshot of the fleet as it was in early October 2015. In the days to come we will examine the fleet in several ways – by type, by end […]
  • David Harris
  • October 14, 2015

Looking back: A300-600 P-to-F conversion

The next generation of narrowbody passenger-to-freighter conversions has been a major focus for us lately, as conversion houses launch P-to-F programs for the Airbus A320/321 and Boeing 737NG Families, and the day of the 737 Classic draws to a close. But there has also been a resurgence of interest in widebody freighters lately, and on […]
  • David Harris
  • October 9, 2015

DHL to convert up to 32 more 757s

DHL has begun to replace thirty-two older 757-200Fs with new conversions. Markus Otto, Managing Director of DHL Express subsidiary carrier EAT Leipzig, was quoted in the German aviation press as saying DHL would retire and scrap not only the ten 757-200SFs in the EAT Leipzig fleet, but also the twenty-two of the type operated by UK-based […]
  • David Harris
  • October 6, 2015

YTO is launch customer for Boeing’s 737-800BCF

Hangzhou YTO Express Airlines, the recently formed air arm of Shanghai-based YTO Express, signed a launch customer agreement (LCA) with Boeing for fifteen 737-800BCF passenger-to-freighter conversions. Yu Weijiao, President of YTO Express and Stanley A. Deal, Senior Vice President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes signed the agreement at a ceremony during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit […]
  • David Harris
  • September 28, 2015
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