Loganair adds first ATR freighter

Scotland-based Loganair has taken redelivery of its maiden ATR freighter, an ATR 72-500F (570, ex-Canary Fly). The 21-year-old aircraft is on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) [FATs 005222-005224]. Loganair recently told Cargo Facts that this is expected to be the first of at least two ATR 72 freighters to join the fleet, and that […]

Hawaiian adds third ATR 72-200F

Hawaiian Airlines has taken redelivery of a third ATR 72-200F for subsidiary ‘Ohana and deployed the aircraft (432, ex-First Air) in revenue service yesterday, flying from Honolulu (HNL) to Lihue (LIH) [FAT 005060]. All of ‘Ohana’s ATRs are operated by Idaho-based Empire Airlines. Empire tells Cargo Facts that unit 432, which was inducted for conversion […]

Cebu Pacific takes redelivery of first IPR-converted ATR 72F

IPR Conversions redelivered the first of two passenger-to-freighter converted ATR 72-500Fs to Philippines-based Cebu Pacific [FAT 005059]. The aircraft (820) was previously part of Cebu Pacific’s own passenger fleet and will be the airline’s first dedicated freighter. After making a couple of short test flights around Dinard (DNR), France, where the aircraft was converted to […]

CF EMEA 2019: lower asset utilization fuels European express market’s appetite for converted 767Fs

Low utilization rates and inefficient packaging are driving European express demand for freighter-converted 767Fs, said panelists at this week’s first-ever Cargo Facts EMEA event in Frankfurt. Dr. Joerg Andriof, Chief Operating Officer, Titan Aircraft Leasing, told delegates that the most efficient express networks in Europe utilize feeder aircraft, 737Fs, and 767Fs. “On the trunk routes […]

Hawaiian Airlines puts first two ATR 72-200Fs into scheduled service

The regional carrier of Hawaiian Airlines, Ohana, has launched scheduled inter-island cargo flights to Lihue (LIH) and Hilo (ITO) from its base at Honolulu Airport (HNL), with a pair of ATR 72-200Fs operated by Idaho-based Empire Airlines. Although Ohana’s first ATR 72-200F arrived in Hawaii last year, the carrier has only utilized the aircraft for test […]

The freighter conversion landscape: Part II

Yesterday we began our analysis of the changing freighter conversion market with a look at how the conversion landscape has evolved from a long period of very little change, to the current point of transition to a whole new landscape. You can read Part I here, and today we continue, first with some thoughts about how […]
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