Connect Cargo becomes Brazil’s latest freighter airline

Brazilian startup Connect Cargo has completed its Part 121 certification with ANAC, Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency, and has been granted its AOC, paving the way for the launch of scheduled commercial operations. The company will base its two PEMCO-converted 737-400Fs (27087, ex-Malaysia Airlines, and 26605, ex-Japan Transocean Air) at Recife (REC) and fly them […]

CargoLogic Germany adds another freighter, but no AOC yet

Despite not yet having received an Air Operator’s Certificate from the German civil aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, startup carrier CargoLogic Germany continues to add to its freighter fleet. Last week, the Volga-Dnepr Group’s newest affiliate added a second 737-400SF (27673, ex-NewGen Airways) to its fleet, on lease from Vx Capital, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004883].   On 10 May, the aircraft was ferried […]

AirBridgeCargo takes delivery of Aviation Capital-financed 747-8F

On 23 February, AirBridgeCargo Airlines took delivery of a 747-8F at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) after it was ferried from Boeing’s Paine Field (PAE) facility. The aircraft (63787) is the first to be partially financed under US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group LLC’s (ACG’s) Aircraft Financing Solutions (AFS) program. ACG announced the deal last month and will guarantee the loan […]

Spectre refinances 737 NG freighters in what may be a trend of freighter financing

US-based Spectre Cargo Solutions, through its Irish affiliate NGF Genesis Limited, closed its first round of a long-term senior debt facility led by Erste Bank, Spectre announced yesterday. The debt facility will be used to refinance seven 737-700 and -800 converted freighters under the management of NGF Genesis and on lease to multiple operators. Spectre […]

GECAS to redeliver first 737-800BCF to Atran, AOC imminent for CargoLogic Germany?

Although the Volga-Dnepr Group and its affiliate carriers are best known for widebody freighter operations, this week narrowbody freighters are in the spotlight. GECAS is nearing the redelivery of its first 737-800BCF to Russia-based Atran and this week ferried a 737-800BCF (32616, ex-Nok Air) to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport ahead of redelivery. Separately, CargoLogic Germany, […]

Azul, Correios joint venture wins regulatory approval

Brazil’s top regulatory authority, Administrative Council for Economic (Cade) has approved, without restrictions, the creation of an integrated logistics joint venture (JV) between Brazil-based Azul Cargo Express and Correios. The antitrust body assessed that the operation does not increase the likelihood of closing the air cargo market, due to both companies’ small market share in […]

West Atlantic to operate 737-400Fs for FedEx

Sweden-based West Atlantic Group, parent of West Atlantic, a European cargo airline specializing in mail and express logistics announced in March 2018 that its four forthcoming 737-800BCFS would operate “on behalf of an express logistics provider in its current EU-network,” with the last aircraft entering into service in the first quarter of 2019. Yesterday, concurrently with […]
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