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Boeing, FedEx to test fuel-saving tech with ‘ecoDemonstrator’ aircraft

July 6, 2017 at 9:39 pm 0 comments

Airfreight is notorious for being one of most polluting modes of transportation, so news that Boeing and FedEx Express are teaming up to test fuel-saving technology is welcome news in an industry that has been slow to adapt. As part of the 38-year-old “ecoDemonstrator” program, Boeing will install experimental technologyRead 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

CargoLogicAir takes delivery of third 747 freighter

CargoLogicAir takes delivery of third 747 freighter

May 4, 2017 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

After less than 18 months of operation, CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its third 747 freighter, growing the fledgling all-cargo airline’s fleet to two 747-400Fs and a new generation 747-8F. The London Stansted Airport-based airline, received its U.K. air operator certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority at the startRead More

CNS: Are bellyholds on track for an e-commerce shakeup?

CNS: Are bellyholds on track for an e-commerce shakeup?

May 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

ORLANDO — Airbus and Boeing have notably different ideas about what sorts of aircraft will be plying the airways twenty years from now, and this “great freighter debate” hinges on what the broader economy will look like in 2035. The important questions are, what role will bellyhold capacity play inRead More

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

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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