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UPS cockpit upgrade cuts carbon emissions and increases reliability

UPS cockpit upgrade cuts carbon emissions and increases reliability

April 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

UPS is upgrading the cockpits of its 757s and 767s. The integrator is installing Large Display System (LDS) screens in the cockpits of more than half of our fleet, plus the three passenger 767s that were recently purchased. The LDS screens are “five times more reliable than CRTs in termsRead More

Profits plummet at Cargolux despite robust 2016 growth

Profits plummet at Cargolux despite robust 2016 growth

April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

While Cargolux Airlines reported a healthy growth of 10 percent in scheduled freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in 2016, it’s modest net profit of US$5.5 million was nearly 90 percent below the $49 million net profit figure achieved in 2015. Total revenues also fell by 5.4 percent to $1.7 billion, comparedRead More

CFA 2017: PEMCO begins 737-700 conversion program with Texel Air

CFA 2017: PEMCO begins 737-700 conversion program with Texel Air

April 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

SHANGHAI – At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today, PEMCO World Air Services formally launched passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi programs for Boeing’s 737-700. PEMCO, which was recently acquired by Air Transport Services Group, also announced a launch order from Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, parent of charter operator Texel Air, forRead More

Narrowbody surge predicted in 20-year freighter forecast at Cargo Facts Asia

Narrowbody surge predicted in 20-year freighter forecast at Cargo Facts Asia

April 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

SHANGHAI — With no end in sight to the burgeoning growth of global e-commerce, the worldwide growth in narrowbody freighters is anticipated to reach 1,178 aircraft by 2036, up from just 656 narrowbody freighters at the end of 2016, according to the 20-year “Freighter Forecast for 2017 – 2036,” released todayRead More

Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

April 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

A Brazilian supply-chain solution company, Modern Logistics, has the official go-ahead to operate a fleet of cargo aircraft. Modern Logistics plans to scale up to 15 logistics centers and a fleet of 32 aircraft in the next few years. Modern Logistics, the company in question, offers third-party logistics solutions viaRead More

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

April 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force general, record-setting test pilot and all-around aviation rock star famously said that, “If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.” The pilots for this unfortunate cargo aircraft in Papua,Read More

Voyageur Aviation unveils first Dash 8-100 freighter conversion

Voyageur Aviation unveils first Dash 8-100 freighter conversion

April 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Canadian aerospace company, Voyageur Aviation Corp. rolled out the first-of-its-kind Dash 8-100 Package Freighter (PF) conversion aircraft. The Dash 8-100 PF carries an average payload of 4.5 tonnes, and has 39 cubic meters of cargo space. The aircraft’s 1.27-meter x 1.52-meter cargo door, and low door sill height of 1.02Read More

Turkish Cargo doubles freighter capacity into Oslo on strong seafood exports

Turkish Cargo doubles freighter capacity into Oslo on strong seafood exports

April 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Thanks to a strong start to the year for seafood exports, Turkish Airlines doubled its freighter capacity into Oslo Airport this month. Turkish Airlines’ cargo division launched flights to Oslo Airport on March 10, before upping capacity. The route will be serviced by an A330-200F.  Martin Langaas, director of cargoRead More