SF Express’ first 747-400ERF ready for commercial service

On 26 October, SF Airlines’ first 747-400ERF (35173) exited maintenance and took to the skies above Shenzhen’s Bao’an International Airport (SZX) where the aircraft successfully completed its Chinese airworthiness test. The airline affiliate of SF Express confirmed that the aircraft is ready to enter commercial service and will be active ahead of this year’s “11.11” […]

Janco Holdings to launch dedicated freighter operations

Hong Kong-based freight forwarder Janco Holdings Ltd announced it reached an agreement to ACMI-lease an A300-600F (733) from Uzbekistan-based Silk Road Cargo to support the launch of an own-controlled freighter operation, Hub Airways. Janco says it is looking to add a second aircraft in 2019. When flights launch later this year, Hub Airways will target […]

China’s largest 757F operator prepares for more

On 21 August, ST Aerospace Engineering redelivered a freighter-converted 757-200SF to Shenzhen-based SF Airlines (27806, ex-American Airlines) following conversion at the company’s Seletar MRO facility. The rapidly-growing express carrier has at least four more aircraft in conversion with ST Aerospace Engineering and Precision Aircraft Solutions, and at least six more conversions beyond that. For the […]

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-August

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 […]

The global express fleet — Part I: The 767 Dominates Express Fleet Growth

Today, we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet. Part I offers a look at the overall fleet of jet freighters used now by the integrated express operators, and how that fleet has changed over the years. Part II delves into the fleets of relative newcomers to the industry, such as Amazon, […]
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