Saudia’s first 777F

As we recently reported, Saudia Cargo is in the process of re-fleeting, a program which began with retiring the carrier’s long-serving MD-11Fs (now all parked). The first of the replacements for these aircraft has now broken cover, as Cargo Facts can report that the first 777F for Saudia is on the flight line at Paine […]

1,500 747s

Forty five years (and a few months) after the first flight of the 747, Boeing marked a milestone for the program on Saturday when Lufthansa took delivery of 747 #1,500. The German carrier was the launch customer for the 747-8 Intercontinental, which we first brought to you on Cargo Facts back in February of 2012.

Sixth 777LRF for China Cargo Airlines

China Cargo Airlines took delivery of their first of six 777LRFs back in February of 2010, and is now operating five of the new freighters, with the latest delivered just last month. Cargo Facts spied the sixth and (thus far) final aircraft for “Cargo King” returning from its first flight, a two-hour round robin from […]

ANA Tests the 787

Over the past week and a half, hundreds of spectators watched at several of Japan’s largest airports while ANA and Boeing conducted service ready operational validation tests on ZA002, the second 787 and one of the six dedicated test planes. It’s important to make that distinction because customer-bound 787s are now flying, including ZA102, which […]
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