Aircraft

But… how does it fly? [VIDEO]

But… how does it fly? [VIDEO]

June 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

We’ve all heard about Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” from the 1940s. We still see Antonov’s massive An-225 still flying the skies today. But no one has quite seen the likes of the Stratolaunch, the next contender for “World’s Largest Aircraft,” which was revealed for the first time earlier this month.Read More

Half-billion-dollar deal signals birth of new dirigibles era

Half-billion-dollar deal signals birth of new dirigibles era

June 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

When 17th century futurists imagined skylines teeming with dirigibles, they might have actually been on to something. But rather than ladies in hoop skirts pedaling across the Manhattan skyline on hybrid bicycle/balloon contraptions, the new Era of Airships 2.0 may look more like the one envisioned by Lockheed Martin, movingRead More

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

June 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” TurkishRead More

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

June 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) demonstrated its confidence in the 737-800 freighter today by announcing plans to convert 30 more if its passenger Boeing 737-800s into freighters. The order, announced during the Paris Air Show, more than doubles GECAS’ current investment into the freighter type, which includes the 25 aircraftRead More

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

June 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

At the 2017 Paris Air Show yesterday, UPS and Boeing officially announced a passenger-to-freighter conversion deal involving three 767-300 aircraft. The agreement underscored the demand for P-to-F conversions, with FedEx and the U.S. Airforce having booked out production freighter slots well into the future.  In its annual forecast, Boeing saidRead More

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

June 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

In response to a looming pilot shortage in the airfreight industry, Ameriflight and UPS Airlines have launched the UPS/Ameriflight Gateway Program to get pilots the hours and skills required to operate UPS Airline’s larger aircraft. Two trainees are already in the program, and Ameriflight plans to add two more inRead More

WFS scores three-year Stockholm ground handling deal with Qatar Airways

WFS scores three-year Stockholm ground handling deal with Qatar Airways

June 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways chose Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for a three-year contract to provide cargo handling in Stockholm, where the airline flies 13 times per week from its hub in Doha. Under the deal, WFS will handle some 12,000 tonnes of cargo per year for Qatar Airways at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.Read More

DHL Express tags on more orders for EFW A330-300 conversions

DHL Express tags on more orders for EFW A330-300 conversions

June 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

DHL Express expanded its A330-300 conversion deal with ST Aerospace today, contracting an additional four A330-300 conversion slots, with options for an additional 10 conversions. The conversions will be undertaken by ST Aerospace’s subsidiary, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), which is jointly owned with Airbus Group. The first two A330-300 conversion freightersRead More