Leasing coming to military freighters

MADRID — The first commercial aircraft lease was inked in 1965. Today, around 40% of commercial aircraft are leased. Today, in addition and finally, the military sector is starting to discover leasing. At SMi Group’s Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refueling Conference here last Tuesday, both Boeing and TLD Group, a provider of cargo handling equipment, […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • November 30, 2017

Is 767 production ramp-up a precursor to new orders?

Boeing increased 767 production from one per month to 1.5 per month (18 per year) in October 2014, and previously announced plans for an increase to two per month (24 per year) early in 2016. The Seattle Times reported on Wednesday that Boeing has announced internally that the production rate will be raised further, to […]
  • David Harris
  • September 11, 2015

The coolest 747-200 in the world.

Or one of the two coolest, anyway. It’s not a cargo plane but you don’t get to see AF1 every day unless you’re in the most exclusive executive entourage in the world. Yesterday Boeing field was graced by its most famous alumnus, Air Force One – VC-25 29000 – with President Obama on board. Although […]
  • David Harris
  • August 18, 2010