747-8F: the State of the program

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signing on as launch customers, with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. It wasn’t until […]

New Airbus freighter forecast

Airbus released a new edition of its Global Market Forecast showing aircraft demand for 2014 through 2033. During the 20-year period Airbus predicts 31,358 aircraft will be delivered, of which just 803 will be freighters. The fleet prediction is based on average annual increases of 4.7% in passenger demand and 4.5% in cargo demand. The freight […]

Poland considers IAI- and Boeing-converted 767 tankers

Poland has called for proposals for as many as four aerial refueling tankers, and according to reports in Flight Global, Boeing is pitching the 767-based KC-46A it is developing for the US Air Force, while Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is offering a tanker-converted Boeing 767-200 fitted with its new fly-by-wire (FBW) boom to meet a Polish […]

Royal Media acquires Air Cargo World

Royal Media, Cargo Facts‘ publisher and a leading specialized information company, has acquired Air Cargo World from AXIO Data Group, Royal announced today. Air Cargo World began publication in 1942 and today is the leading air cargo industry publication, read by more than 24,000 senior executives on the commercial side of the air cargo industry — at […]

At Cargo Facts, 11 of the top 20 carriers in the world

Many of the world’s top cargo carriers will be attending the 20th annual Cargo Facts Symposium next month. Among the carriers already signed up are: AirBridge, Atlas Air, Cargolux, Delta, DHL, Emirates, Etihad, FedEx, LATAM. Lufthansa, and UPS. That according to analysis of registrations released today. The Cargo Facts Symposium will take place Oct. 22-24 in Miami […]

ASL to order LM-100J freighters

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group signed a Letter of Intent for up to ten Lockheed Martin LM-100J freighters. The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed Martin’s proven C-130J Super Hercules, and is an updated version of the venerable L-100 (or L-382) cargo aircraft. ASL is a major shareholder in South Africa-based Safair, which currently operates […]

747-8 Freighters — where are they now?

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines signing on as launch customers with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, and it wasn’t until […]
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