Belly hold will not overtake freighters by 2037

Boeing’s new World Air Cargo Forecast 2018 (WACF), released yesterday at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum, predicts the global fleet of freighters will grow by 70% from the current total of 1,870 units to 3,260 units by 2037 as freighters are expected to continue carrying the majority of air freight. Acknowledging that capacity in the bellies of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 17, 2018

New forecast predicts need for 3,000 freighters by 2037

The new 20-Year Freighter Forecast, released this week by Cargo Facts Consulting (CFC), comes at an exciting time for the air freight industry. After more than 15 years of mostly unimpressive performance, global air freight demand registered nearly double-digit growth in 2017. Furthermore, during the past twelve months, passenger-to-freighter (P-to-F) programs have been certified for […]
  • Robert Dahl
  • April 24, 2018

New Airbus freighter forecast

Airbus released a new edition of its Global Market Forecast showing aircraft demand for 2014 through 2033. During the 20-year period Airbus predicts 31,358 aircraft will be delivered, of which just 803 will be freighters. The fleet prediction is based on average annual increases of 4.7% in passenger demand and 4.5% in cargo demand. The freight […]
  • David Harris
  • September 30, 2014

Boeing issues new freighter fleet prediction

Boeing issued the 2014 edition of its Current Market Outlook (CMO), forecasting passenger and cargo traffic, and the composition of the commercial jet aircraft fleet, for the twenty-year period through 2033. The full CMO is available on the Boeing website, but we will summarize some of the highlights – particularly concerning air freight demand and […]
  • David Harris
  • July 10, 2014

The changing freighter fleet

It’s been a busy month for freighter aircraft transactions. Regular visitors to this site will have seen a steady stream of reports chronicling the resurgence in demand for medium widebody freighters. Amerijet International, Cargojet, Star Air, and Uzbekistan Airways have all ordered or acquired freighter-converted 767-300s. And while there have been no recent orders for […]
  • David Harris
  • June 9, 2014

Freighter Fleet Expansion Projected Amid Dynamic Market Circumstances

Demand for freighter aircraft is on the upswing, according to a newly-released forecast issued by ACMG. According to ACMG, the air freight market will need about 100 new freighters per year over the next twenty years in a “low-growth” scenario, which is based on 3% annual growth in demand. This translates into a 50% increase […]
  • Molly Stewart
  • May 27, 2014