Load it up, and fly it away

With no earthshaking news breaking in the air cargo world today, we thought it a good time to post a couple of videos. We start with one that shows, from a pilot’s perspective, that getting a big freighter into the air is mostly about waiting. This is one of the Air France-KLM 747-400ERFs operated by subsidiary […]

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

Ten years ago, in November 2005, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) placed launch orders for ten and eight 747-8Fs, respectively. They were both well-established all-cargo carriers with significant 747-400F fleets, and both had been operators of the 747-200F. So it was not surprising that they would be first in line for the next generation […]

Will aircraft age limit affect Korean freighter operators?

Eight South Korean airlines are reported to have signed an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT) to only operate aircraft of twenty years or younger. At present, three of the eight carriers, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Air Incheon, operate a total of twelve aircraft outside the limit: Four 747-400s […]

Cargo container news

Plenty of news from the container side of the air freight business in recent weeks: CSafe expands production of RKN refrigeration units. Amid strong demand for temperature-controlled ULDs to ship pharmaceuticals and other perishable cargo, CSafe Global added a second production facility for its AcuTemp-brand RKN units. A new 38,000 sq ft factory recently opened […]

KE Crews and Execs pose with 747-8F

Accompanying the many VIPs and Executives from Korean Air at the ceremony were two flight crews, who today (Feb. 7) will fly the two aircraft to Soeul for eventual dispatching into revenue service. Here, the crews pose with several executives including CEO Y.H. Cho (standing row, center). Photographer: Alex Kwanten

Mystery 744

This former Korean Air 744 BCF (id: 24200) arrived on the Boeing ramp last month after being ferried there from ICN via Anchorage – and it has remained on the Boeing ramp at BFI ever since, though it has moved around a bit during the last couple of weeks. The A/c may be there to […]

Korean HL7603

Up and away with Korean Air Cargo’s 747-4B5ERF HL7603 (id: 34302/1368), bound for Incheon. This 744F was built for Korean Air Cargo in 2005 and first flew on Jan. 5, 2006. Photographer: A. Kwanten. Click on the image to see it at full size.
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