The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the state of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market at the end of 2016. You can read Part I here, and Part II here. Conversion from passenger configuration is the only source of narrowbody jet freighters. Operators and lessors of widebody […]

Ukraine Air Alliance applies for US cargo rights

Ukraine Air Alliance applies for US cargo rights, and says it plans to acquire MD-80 freighters. Kiev-based An-12 operator Ukraine Air Alliance filed an application with the US Department of Transportation on 26 October for a foreign air carrier permit and an exemption authorizing the carrier “to engage in scheduled and charter foreign air transportation […]

Wait a minute, you can’t do this to a narrowbody!

The narrowbody passenger-to-freighter conversion market has been hot for the last several years, and conversion houses are constantly upgrading their existing programs and introducing new ones to match the growing demand. But let’s be honest: there really aren’t that many active conversion programs, and they’re all based on the pretty simple idea of cutting a […]

AA Bankruptcy

This morning AMR Corporation, parent of American Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. From AA’s own statement: FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AMR Corporation (“the Company”), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. (“American”) and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation (“American Eagle”), announced that in order to achieve a cost and debt […]
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