The distribution of widebody freighters

Last month, we presented a detailed multi-part analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. That analysis (available here) showed that, as of the end of January 2018, seventy-three airlines operated 1,035 widebody jet freighters in commercial service, with 122 more widebody production freighters on order. While the number of freighters increased slightly over […]

The widebody freighter fleet — Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis of the widebody freighter fleet as it stood at the end of January 2018, we offered an overview of the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters. We concluded Part I with a chart showing every airline that operates widebody jet freighters in commercial service, including […]

The widebody freighter fleet: Growing again, but slowly

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of widebody jet freighters in commercial service, as of 31 January, 2018. We start with a look at the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters – and in the coming days will move on to the ways in which the fleet has […]


卡利塔航空签收1架波音767-300BDSDF并转交DHL快递 2016年1月,DHL从Automatic接手该飞机,并在五个月后将其交由Bedek航空集团进行改造。 然而,DHL并没有亲自签收该飞机。2017年7月,该飞机在特拉维夫工厂完成改造后交付给了卡利塔航空,再另行交付DHL快递并投运美国国内市场。 航空运输服务集团(ATSG)签收另一架波音767 ATSG货机租赁部门从美国航空收购了一架波音767-300ER,可能将其交付给Bedek航空集团进行改造。 美国西部全球航空收购了1架麦道MD-11F 这架原隶属于汉莎货运航空的飞机,自2015年12月以来,一直在停放在美国 加利福尼亚州 维克托维尔机场。 巴西恒星货运航空收获1架波音737-300F 该飞机从通用航空资本服务(GECAS) 租赁,前些年由西班牙的斯威夫特航空经营,于2016年8月被退回GECAS。

747 era draws to a close at EVA Air [VIDEO]

EVA Air was founded in Taiwan in 1989, and, just three years later, began adding main-deck cargo capacity in the form of 747-400 combis. Taking advantage of the boom in trans-Pacific air freight demand (Taiwan was a major manufacturing center for goods destined for the US), EVA ramped up its cargo business and quickly began adding […]

End of an era, Martinair retires its MD-11Fs

  In the last two weeks, Martinair, the all-cargo subsidiary of Air France-KLM, retired its last two MD-11Fs (48616 and 48757) [FATs 003346 – 3347]. Martinair now operates three 747-400Fs and one 747-400BCF. Founded in the Netherlands in1958 as a passenger carrier by Martin Schröder (as Martin’s Air Charter), Martinair gradually morphed into a major […]

Lufthansa cargo targets new customer: the passenger

Friday has rolled around again, and, as we often do, we are adding some videos to the day’s post. But first, the news: As part of an initiative to increase profitability in a challenging market environment, Lufthansa Cargo said it was enhancing its product portfolio. No surprise in that, as adapting to changing market conditions (in air […]
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