Westward Ho: How a new Chinese cargo carrier can revive an ancient Silk Road outpost

For centuries, the fabled Silk Road that wended its way between China and Europe brought together fragmented caravans of traveling merchants, facilitating the exchange of goods from geographically disparate regions of the world – much like a modern express carrier does today. Brilliantly colored Parthian tapestries and other luxury goods were transported across the relentless […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 5, 2018

Precision redelivered 3 757 conversions in December

December was a busy month for freighter deliveries, as Precision Aircraft Solutions redelivered three 757 passenger-to-freighter conversions – not just in time for peak-season demand, which swelled in November, but in plenty of time to help move current peak-season traffic that is expected to remain strong until the Chinese New year, which occurs in mid-February. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2018

YTO plans larger aircraft for international expansion

China’s third-largest express delivery company, YTO Express Airlines, has formally announced plans to introduce at least three widebody freighters into its fleet by 2018 as it prepares to expand its presence beyond its home market, according to a report from China Aviation Daily. YTO Airlines’ parent company, YTO Express, operates a robust ground delivery network, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 13, 2016

YTO Chairman among newly confirmed speakers at Cargo Facts Asia 2016

Cargo Facts, our sister pubication, is excited to announce two new speakers to be featured at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 in Hong Kong next month. The explosive growth of e-commerce is fueling the biggest revolution in the air freight and express industry in decades, and nowhere is the impact of this revolution bigger than in China, where […]
  • David Harris
  • March 14, 2016

Boeing launches 737-800 freighter conversion program

Reflecting the surge in demand for domestic express services in China, Boeing formally launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 737-800. At a ceremony at the Boeing Shanghai facility this morning, the aircraft manufacturer also revealed that it has received a firm order of thirty 737-800BCF aircraft, plus commitments for another 25, from several customers, […]
  • David Harris
  • February 24, 2016