Nose-to-tail freighter conversions in September FATs

Cargo Facts logged forty-eight freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) during the month of September, up five from the transaction volume recorded in August, as nose-to-tail redeliveries and inductions of freighter conversions defined the month. Aircraft contributing to growth of the Amazon Air fleet dominated 767-300 and 737-800 transactions. The Amazon Air 767-300BDSF fleet increased by two units with […]

Rostrum fuels 737-300F fleet growth

Indonesia-based Tri-M.G. Intra Asia Airlines has added to its fleet a 737-300F (28401, ex-Southwest Airlines). Once in service, the carrier’s 737-300F fleet will grow to four units. Unit 28401 was converted by PEMCO at the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co., Ltd. (STAECO) facility in Jinan (TNA) for Rostrum Leasing. Although the conversion was completed last […]

Spotted: A321PCF prototype on the move

Freighter-converted A321s are on the horizon. The first A321-200 to be converted by 321 Precision Conversions, a joint venture between Precision Aircraft Solutions and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), was spotted taxiing outside the Avocet MRO facility at Orlando Sanford International (SFB), where the conformity aircraft is being converted. The aircraft (891, ex-Air Mediterranee), seen […]

Coronavirus snarls freighter redeliveries out of China

Redeliveries of some freighter conversions being carried out at MROs in China will encounter disruptions and delays until travel restrictions are lifted. Even as MRO workers return from a Lunar New Year holiday that was prolonged by quarantine measures undertaken to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak, many key stakeholders in the process remain stuck outside […]

Allied Air looks to 737-800 for fleet renewal

Nigeria-based Allied Air placed an order with AEI for the conversion of two 737-800s to freighter configuration. The deal, announced by AEI this week, also includes options exercisable for another two conversions [FATs 005341-5342]. The order comes as a welcomed boost for AEI’s 737-800SF conversion program, and is the first firm order AEI has announced […]

Airwork ramps up conversions

New Zealand-based Airwork acquired a 737-400 (28702, ex-Blue Air) for conversion to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) [FAT 005310-5311]. The aircraft is slated for induction at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility next month, and is AEI’s twelfth 737-400SF conversion for Airwork. Airwork Flight Operations, the company’s carrier affiliate last took redelivery of an AEI-converted […]
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