New freighter ahead with launch of 777 conversion program

Aviation leasing and finance company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is partnering with MRO Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to launch a new program to convert 777-300 aircraft from passenger to freighter configuration. Our sister publication Cargo Facts reported the launch of the new program yesterday. The companies told Cargo Facts that GECAS not only provided […]

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]

Cargo loader sparks blaze at HKIA [VIDEO]

During loading of American Airlines flight 192 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today, an external piece of loading equipment next to the aircraft caught fire, which spread to a pallet that contained non-hazardous goods. One ground worker sustained non-life threatening injuries, but no passengers or crew members were onboard the 777-300ER. In videos taken […]

American Airlines hosts hub tours for National Aviation Day

In celebration of National Aviation Day tomorrow, American Airlines is hosting tours of its hubs around the world, offering behind-the-scenes looks at aircraft, training equipment and cargo handling. On the eve of #NationalAviationDay, we're celebrating w/ @AirlineGeeks across the globe w/ hub tours. Join us by following #AAviationDay! pic.twitter.com/q2ESeMXQbX — American Airlines (@AmericanAir) August 18, […]

IAG Cargo inaugurates London-Tehran service

Tehran’s re-integration into the global economy is driving demand for air cargo, said IAG Cargo, which today launched six flights per week to and from Iran. The route will be served by a British Airways 777-200 aircraft, with belly-hold capacity for six pallets and up to 20 tonnes of lift on each flight. IAG Cargo […]

New Atlanta–Doha service boosts Qatar’s cargo capacity

Today’s inaugural Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport adds bellyhold cargo capacity to the carrier’s extant four weekly flights between the two airports. With the addition of daily 777 passenger flights, Qatar Airways offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta route, which the carrier contends is […]

IAG Cargo to launch London-Kuala Lumpur service in 2015

Starting next May, IAG Cargo will begin offering daily cargo services on the new British Airways passenger route operating between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to IAG Cargo, created by the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in 2011, the route will be operated by a British Airways 777-200ER, which […]
  • October 7, 2014

Boeing selects Everett for 777X wing center

Boeing selected its Everett, Wash., site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. The new composite wing center will be located north of the Everett factory and will sustain thousands of Puget Sound area jobs. “Locating the new composite wing center in Everett is a win for all of […]

Lufthansa to fly new 777Fs

Lufthansa Cargo will fly the first of five new Boeing 777 freighters beginning November.
  • September 17, 2013