Engine testing underway on the world’s biggest (and strangest) aircraft [VIDEO]

Engine testing has begun on the world’s newest, biggest, and definitely strangest, aircraft. And, yes, it’s a freighter. Well, okay, it’s not going to be moving pallets of iPhones from Zhengzhou to Chicago and Frankfurt, but it will be carrying what could be called cargo: The Stratolaunch aircraft is designed to carry satellites to high […]
  • David Harris
  • November 20, 2017

9 Things we learned during our trip to China – Part I

The Cargo Facts team has spent the past few weeks traveling up-and-down China, one of the most exciting and dynamic markets for both domestic and international air cargo. While you can expect more comprehensive and expanded stories in the upcoming issue of Cargo Facts, we thought we would take this opportunity to share 9 things […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 13, 2017

11.11 – Let the e-Commerce Madness Begin [VIDEO]

Today is Friday. But not just any Friday. Today is Friday, the 10th of November. 11.10 or 10.11, depending on how your write your dates. But tomorrow, no matter what convention you adopt for writing the day and the month, it will be 11.11. In fact, by the time you read this, it will already […]
  • David Harris
  • November 10, 2017

This week’s freighter aircraft transactions [VIDEO]

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 available to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 27, 2017

More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

At the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku yesterday, Jahangir Asgarov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), said that, in addition to an order for four 787 aircraft for his airline, state-owned Silk Way Airlines would order two more 747-8 freighters. Asgarov has been widely quoted in the Azeri media as saying “preparatory work for the […]
  • David Harris
  • October 11, 2017

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passenger fleet, and is having converted […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 6, 2017

I need these pallets delivered fast – to Mars!

If you think the next step in air freight transportation is airships for general freight and hyperloops for express, you haven’t been paying attention. Sure, Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship is about to enter commercial service, and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One is in test phase… But, really, that’s all so last decade. What’s important now is […]
  • David Harris
  • September 29, 2017

5 recent freighter deals that caught our eye

The velocity at which freighter aircraft are bought, sold, leased and traded can be quite rapid, especially in a healthy market for air cargo. The past few months have been no exception, and there have been numerous freighter transactions that caught our attention. But just what makes a freighter transaction stand out among the sea […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 21, 2017
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