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Narrow-body freighter conversion market rolls on

MIAMI – While the booming narrow-body conversion market may need to find other models as 737-400s become scarce, demand for these short- to medium-haul freighters is expected to remain strong for the next few years, according to freighter conversion panelists at the 20th annual Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium, held last week in Miami. At a conference […]

Freighter demand to rise in ACMG 20-year forecast

MIAMI – Even in the worst-case scenario, there will be a rising demand for freighter aircraft over the next 20 years, according to the most recent forecast by Seattle’s Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG). Speaking at yesterday’s ACMG Workshop session during the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in Miami, Bob Dahl, managing director of ACMG, discussed […]

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United Cargo has designated logistics firm Crane Worldwide Logistics as its sole Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) freight-forwarding partner. CRAF is a program in which airlines agree to make their aircraft and flight crews available to the Department of Defense (DOD) in times of crisis. Under the agreement, United Cargo, a subsidiary of United Airlines, […]

Air cargo optimism reigns as peak season beckons

MIAMI – After five years of false starts and discouraging setbacks, the recent string of positive economic indicators for the cargo industry from IATA, ACMG, Boeing, Airbus and others at the start of peak season gave the opening session of the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami a buoyant feel yesterday. […]

European labor woes continue after Air France strike

After the two-week pilots strike ended at Air France on Sept. 29, costing the carrier an estimated €280 million, the European airfreight industry continued to reel this week with simmering labor unrest about potential outsourcing that could end up disrupting more cargo shipments in the near future. At Air France-KLM, the resolution of the strike […]
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