More freighter orders for Boeing

January was kind to Boeing in terms of freighter aircraft orders – especially if you consider the 767-200C a freighter. To start, Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines converted two 777 passenger aircraft orders to freighters, and an unidentified customer ordered one 777F. As shown in the chart, this brings Boeing’s total orders for the type to 168 (including […]

Why AirBridge wants 20 747-8Fs

When AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ parent Volga-Dnepr Group ordered five 747-8Fs in 2006, a few eyebrows were raised. Did Moscow-based AirBridge really have enough business to justify the purchase of five of the world’s most expensive freighters? After all, this wasn’t a top-tier cargo carrier like Lufthansa or Cargolux or Air France. Did they really believe they […]

20 more 747-8Fs for AirBridge

The big news from the Paris Air Show today was a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Boeing and Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group covering the addition of twenty 747-8 Freighters to the fleet of AirBridgeCargo Airlines over the next seven years, as well as the addition of Volga-Dnepr’s An-124 heavylift freighter “to the long term logistics support for […]
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