Recent freighter aircraft transactions

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • David Harris
  • October 20, 2017

C3 launches A320/A321 P-to-F conversion program

California-based C3 Aerospace (pronounced “C Cubed”) formally launched passenger-to-freighter conversion programs for the Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft today. C3 did not release technical specifications for either freighter, nor any details about when it expects certification, but did provide some background information. Engineering for both the A320 and A321 conversion began some time ago, and […]
  • David Harris
  • September 6, 2017

China Air Cargo prepares for takeoff

Eight months ago, we reported that startup Chinese all-cargo carrier China Air Cargo Co. Ltd was about to take to the skies. It had taken redelivery of its first freighter – a Precision-converted 757-200PCF, and was within weeks of receiving its Operating Certificate. As is often the case, the final step, the dotting of the […]
  • David Harris
  • July 25, 2017

China Post to establish European HQ in Hanover

Last Tuesday, Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, announced that, after discussions between his government and executives from China Post, the logistics company had decided to establish its European headquarters at Hanover’s Langenhagen Airport. Beginning this summer, two freighter flights per week will carry mail and express parcels between Shanghai’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 30, 2017

CFA 2016: 757 conversion orders keep rolling in

HONG KONG — Precision Aircraft Solutions announced another eight orders for 757-200PCF passenger-to-freighter conversions at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 here yesterday. China Postal Airlines ordered six, while recent startup China Air Cargo Corp ordered two. As we reported late last year, when Boeing announced a launch order from China Postal for ten 737-800BCF conversions, there was […]
  • David Harris
  • April 20, 2016

Fifteen pallets for ST Aero

ST Aerospace, through its US subsidiary VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, received Supplemental Type Certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration for a 15-pallet passenger-to-freighter 757-200 conversion. ST Aero has converted far more 757-200s to freighter configuration than any other conversion house. But almost all of those were part of a single contract for 119 conversions […]
  • David Harris
  • December 22, 2015

A massive freighter order from China Postal

Demand for narrowbody freighters is going off the charts in China. How many times have you read the words “e-commerce is exploding in China” on these pages? Probably enough times to be tired of hearing it, but that doesn’t make it any less true, or any less important to the air freight and express industry. […]
  • David Harris
  • December 15, 2015

A record week for Precision Aircraft Solutions

It has been a good week for Precision Aircraft Solutions. In the last seven days the US-based passenger-to-freighter conversion specialist redelivered four freighter-converted 757-200PCFs, converted at four different MROs, to three different customers. And not only was it a record week, but, if our count is correct, the third of those four redeliveries marked Precision’s fiftieth 757 […]
  • David Harris
  • November 18, 2015
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