Freighter distribution within the widebody fleet: Part I

Last month, Cargo Facts presented a detailed analysis of the widebody freighter fleets of airlines worldwide. The analysis showed that between 2018 and 2019, the widebody freighter fleet expanded by 7.1% as carriers adjusted capacity to meet growing demand for air cargo. As of mid-January 2019, seventy-six airlines operated 1,109 widebody jet freighters in commercial service […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 5, 2019

Air Atlanta Icelandic preparing for a future post-747 ops

ACMI and charter airline Air Atlanta Icelandic said it would enact a series of fleet modernization initiatives in the coming years as its ageing 747s exit service, the company announced in a statement yesterday, concurrently with a number of organizational changes. Although clear replacement options have emerged for passenger-configured 747-400s, Air Atlanta Icelandic’s freighter fleet […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 9, 2019

The widebody freighter fleet — Part III

Today, in Part III of our annual widebody freighter fleet analysis, we turn from aircraft to operators. Tomorrow, we will conclude with a look into the future. (You can read Part I here, Part II here, and Part IV here). The chart in Part I shows that the 1,002 widebody freighters in the worldwide fleet are operated […]
  • David Harris
  • February 9, 2017

The widebody freighter fleet: The more things change…

Today we begin our annual review of the widebody freighter fleet with some general observations on fleet growth, and a look at the fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis. In the days ahead will continue with an examination of how the composition of the fleet is evolving, at carriers that ceased operations and carriers that joined […]
  • David Harris
  • February 7, 2017

Widebody freighter fleet analysis – part III

Today we offer the final section of the 2015 edition of our annual widebody freighter fleet analysis. You can read Part I here, and Part II here. Part I looked at the overall changes to the structure of the fleet in the last year, and Part II examined the current fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis. […]
  • David Harris
  • February 23, 2015