New freighter, new directions for AirBridgeCargo

Last Friday, AirBridgeCargo, the scheduled-service subsidiary of Russia-based Volga-Dnepr group took delivery of its tenth 747-8F, during a ceremony held at Seattle’s SeaTac Airport. Though freighter deliveries are a frequent occurrence, AirBridge’s growth and success is closely interlinked with the future of the 747 program and thus deserves recognition. As Boeing’s backlog for the jumbo-freighter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 10, 2016

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks morphed from perpetual mediocrity into one of the best football teams in the US. “So what?” I can hear you asking. “What does that have to do with the air freight industry?” And, sneeringly, from our European readers, “That’s not even football.” We’ll leave the argument about what is […]
  • David Harris
  • April 29, 2016

Astrojet 1963

From the Cargo Facts Archives! It’s late October, 1963, and AA Freighter N7555A (id: 18689) is getting the press-photo treatment with Mount Rainier in the background (the location is probably somewhere just west of SeaTac Airport). At the time, it’s just five years since the 707 entered service with Pan-Am and even less since volume […]
  • David Harris
  • October 4, 2010