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AirBridgeCargo demonstrating the nose-loading capabilities of its 747-8F.

AirBridgeCargo charter flights up a whooping 47 percent in 2016

March 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo is known for its rapidly growing scheduled freighter business, but in parallel, the carrier’s charter business is also booming. Looking back on 2016, ABC says the number of charter flights it operated last year was up 47 percent year-over-year, compared to 2015. Cargo charters are often the onlyRead More

More freighter orders for Boeing

More freighter orders for Boeing

February 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

January was kind to Boeing in terms of freighter aircraft orders – especially if you consider the 767-200C a freighter. To start, Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines converted two 777 passenger aircraft orders to freighters, and an unidentified customer ordered one 777F. As shown in the chart, this brings Boeing’s total orders forRead More

Cathay moves forward on layoffs as economy slows

Cathay moves forward on layoffs as economy slows

January 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

The recent turbulence at Cathay Pacific may have implications for airfreight, as Asia’s biggest cargo carrier announces layoffs and cost-cutting actions to accommodate what it’s CEO, Ivan Chu, termed the “new normal.” Following a meeting of the carrier’s leadership, the Hong Kong-based carrier made an announcement that, “some jobs willRead More

Freshly painted with American's new look, the aircraft features the modern new logo and livery.

American Airlines launches new Dallas-Madrid 787-9 service

December 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

American Airlines announced the launch of a new 787-9 service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Madrid Barajas (MAD) in Spain. The widebody jet provides capacity for up to 36 LD3 positions, or 12 pallets. The 787-9 is also currently operating from DFW to São Paulo (GRU), with plans to tackRead More

AirBridgeCargo beats 2015 volumes with two months left in 2016

AirBridgeCargo beats 2015 volumes with two months left in 2016

November 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

Business is on such an upswing at AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) that the carrier only needed 10 months in 2016 to top the previous year’s lift. With a 30 percent, year-over-year, growth in tonnage in October, to 57,600- tonnes, ABC entered record-breaking territory for 2016, with two more months still toRead More

UPS 747-8F order breathes life into Boeing’s program

UPS 747-8F order breathes life into Boeing’s program

October 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Just when the industry thought the sun was setting on Boeing’s most iconic workhorse jet, the aviation giant announced a firm order for fourteen 747-8Fs, plus options for up to 14 more, from express giant UPS. The announcement is being seen as a possible game-changer for the storied jumbo freighter,Read More

FedEx, Museum of Flight celebrate 100 years of air cargo [VIDEO]

FedEx, Museum of Flight celebrate 100 years of air cargo [VIDEO]

October 24, 2016 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

With $1.5 million funding from FedEx, Seattle’s Museum of Flight this year opened what it calls “the world’s first air cargo exhibit.” In 2015, the museum approached FedEx Express about constructing an exhibit chronicling the air cargo story, and FedEx agreed. It took over a year (and the deconstruction of aRead More

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

September 30, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Yesterday morning, at Boeing’s Everett, WA delivery center, executives from the manufacturer and carrier were on-site to celebrate the arrival of Cargolux’s newest 747-8. This one, #14, is the last Cargolux had on order, and was delivered ahead of schedule. Cargolux for its part, had originally intended to take delivery of theRead More