The narrowbody freighter fleet part III: 757-200F dominates in express

Today we conclude our analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the fleet on a type-by-type basis, with a focus on express vs. general cargo, and then by regional distribution. You can read part I on the overall composition of the fleet here, and part II on the passenger-to-freighter […]

The regional freighter fleet in 2018 – Part III

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide regional freighter fleet. Part I reviewed historical information on the fleet and significant developments over the past year, and In Part II yesterday, we examined the turboprop fleet in detail by type. Today in Part III, we will review regional jet freighters and their growing […]

The regional freighter fleet in 2018 – Part II

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of regional freighter aircraft in commercial service. Part I provides background on the fleet and major changes over the past year. Today in Part II, we examine the current regional turboprop freighter fleet. Part III will conclude with our first inclusion of regional jet […]

The regional freighter fleet in 2018

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of regional freighter aircraft in commercial service, beginning with some background information and then breaking down the fleet by type and operator. This year, we are expanding our traditional turboprop freighter fleet analysis to include two small jet aircraft that play a role in the […]

FedEx launches “Purple Runway” to alleviate potential pilot shortage

FedEx, in cooperation with Empire Airlines and Mountain Air Cargo, yesterday launched “Purple Runway,” a new pilot development program, that will “promote student interest in aviation careers at selected colleges and universities,” in the expectation of ensuring a steady supply of pilots in a market in which qualified pilots are increasingly scarce. The seeds of […]

BAe floats launch of Avro RJ freighter conversion program

BAe Systems Regional Aircraft put out an interesting press release yesterday, the gist of which is that the company is “considering” a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Avro regional jet family. Those not familiar with the Avro RJ could be excused for thinking the aircraft shown in the image at right was a BAe146 freighter […]
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