Lockheed Martin expects certification and first delivery for LM-100J before year-end

Today, Lockheed Martin told Cargo Facts that its in-development LM-100J, the commercial variant of the C-130J “Super Hercules,” is closing in on the final phases of Federal Aviation Administration-specific flight tests. Just a week or so of additional flying is required ahead of submitting a final series of test reports to the FAA, after which […]

Air Madagascar considers adding freighter

  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 9, 2018
  • Update
Air Madagascar is considering adding a dedicated freighter aircraft, either a turboprop or a narrowbody jet, to its fleet, according to ch-aviation. Air Madagascar CFO François Marchal said the aircraft will most likely be a converted ATR turboprop or a Boeing jet, depending on the market opportunities for sourcing the aircraft. It would be the […]

SpiceJet adds maiden 737 NG freighter, more on the way

Today, India-based low-cost carrier SpiceJet took redelivery of its maiden freighter, a Bedek Aviation Group-converted 737-700BDSF (29042, ex-Xiamen Airlines), to support the launch of a newly created cargo subsidiary, SpiceXpress. The aircraft, on-lease from Spectre Cargo, is the first of four Spectre-leased 737 NG freighters SpiceXpress plans to put into service over the next few […]

Breaking News: Nippon Cargo Airlines grounds fleet

Japan-based all cargo carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has grounded its entire eleven-unit 747F fleet, effective 17 June, shortly after inspectors from Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) discovered major inconsistencies in the company’s  maintenance records. Increased scrutiny of the airline began last month after JCAB found NCA had omitted multiple incidents involving its aircraft, and subsequently […]

Could politics cool the hot market for air freight ?

  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 12, 2017
  • News
Almost unanimously at airports around the world, 2017 cargo volumes are showing significant growth over 2016. Amsterdam (AMS), and Brussels (BRU), are no exceptions, having recently reported cargo volumes up 8.3% and 12.9% y-o-y, for the eight-month period through August 2017. Neither airport is uncorking the champagne just yet, however, as cargo operations at both […]
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