China Airlines firms up three more 777Fs

Taiwan-based China Airlines has finalized an order for six 777Fs from Boeing as it looks to modernize its 747-400F fleet. The carrier had previously signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing in May 2019 for three 777Fs plus options for three more [FATs 005116 - 5118]. According to Boeing, after China Airlines announced its intent […]

737-800BCF shines at the 2019 Paris Air Show

Now that the Paris Air Show 2019 is over, Cargo Facts is encouraged to see that, apart from the usual flurry of orders for passenger aircraft, the freighter market also appears to have received some healthy interest. Here’s a recap of freighter deals that were signed last week. GECAS converted ten of its fifteen previous […]

GECAS firms up options for 10 737-800BCFs, adds 15 more

GECAS firmed up ten existing options for 737-800BCF conversions and added options for fifteen more in an agreement with Boeing signed today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004945-4969]. Following today’s deal, GECAS’ orderbook for 737-800BCF conversions stands at forty-five firm, with options for twenty additional conversions. Accounting for GECAS’ latest -800BCF redelivery, the lessor’s firm […]

Paris: Maindeck yes, belly no

This year’s edition of the Paris Air Show was different. The headline news at both the Paris and Farnborough Air Shows has traditionally been one or more (usually more) orders for large widebody passenger jets. This year? At the 2017 Paris Air Show, we know of only fourteen orders for large widebody passenger jets. Ethiopian […]

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is on display at the Paris Show. […]

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

At the end of the day today at the Paris Air Show, DHL Express and EFW jointly announced a firm order for four more A330-300 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus options for ten more. DHL was the launch customer for EFW’s A330-300P2F program, with a four-conversion order last year, and the first of four aircraft in that […]

After Paris II – The changing fleet

Yesterday we looked at orders deliveries and backlogs for the four commercial jet freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing. Today we turn our attention to the state of the large widebody freighter fleet as a whole, asking how the entry into service of the current generation of large freighters – and the demand growth seen […]
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