Crazy (and funny) airplane photos and videos – share yours!

A few days ago, Seattle-area plane spotters were treated to a sight they’d never seen before. A huge plane appeared in front of Boeing’s Paine Field (PAE) production facility and images of it immediately went viral and it became a subject of discussion on internet forums frequented by airplane nerds (like us here at Cargo […]
  • David Harris
  • July 14, 2017

First flight of the CRJ200 SF

US-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers, Inc completed the first flight of the freighter-converted CRJ200. As we do whenever a new freighter type flies for the first time, we will welcome the newcomer with a few photos. AEI launched the program in cooperation with Bombardier (the CRJ’s manufacturer) in 2013. At first the launch was speculative, but […]
  • David Harris
  • July 22, 2016

767 Renaissance

It is common wisdom in the aviation world that first delivery of a new aircraft type is the death knell for the type it replaces.  But to paraphrase Mark Twain, “reports of the 767’s death have been greatly exaggerated.” Boeing delivered its first 787 – a direct replacement for the 767 – over four years […]
  • David Harris
  • January 26, 2016

The airships are coming

Hybrid Enterprises LLC has been formed to take on the job of marketing Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships. The need for an airborne cargo vehicle not dependant on airstrips or other ground infrastructure has long been obvious. Outsize and heavyweight cargo regularly has to be moved to remote locations to support the oil and gas industry, […]
  • David Harris
  • July 10, 2015

Size matters

Airbus last week announced its selection of major suppliers for the Beluga XL, the new upsized version of the Beluga air transporter the manufacturer has long used to transport subassemblies for production of some of its aircraft. We list the suppliers at the end of this post, but the announcement reminded us that while standard production […]
  • David Harris
  • June 22, 2015