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Oct 02, 2014 PACAVI Group, Inc. announced today that it is spearheading a new program for conversions of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft from passenger-to-freighter configuration. PACAVI Group CEO, Dr. Stephan Hollmann, commented on the project: “We view this as an exciting opportunity. ... Read more

Air Cargo

Oct 01, 2014 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced August 2014 data for global air freight markets showing continued robust growth in air cargo volumes. Measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), volumes rose 5.1% in August, compared to August 2013. Capacity grew at a slower pace of 3.... Read more

Silk Way Airlines 747-8F

Sep 01, 2014 Boeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's two 747-8 Freighters. The first airplane delivered last week and the second airplane delivered today. Both new 747-8 Freighters will bring new levels of efficiency to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier. "We strive to be a successful and profitable cargo operator by investing in our fleet and our services, and by continuing to increase our regional and international footprint," said Zaur ... Read more


Jun 18, 2014 Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced the launch of scheduled services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou after obtaining all necessary permits from the relevant authorities. Today’s inaugural flight was operated with one of the airline’s advanced Boeing 747-8 freighters. Flight CV9746 departed from Luxembourg at ... Read more


Jan 24, 2014 PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) announces the redelivery of its first 737-400F Air Incheon aircraft. Redelivered in late 2013, the conversion was completed at PEMCO’s partner and major MRO provider STAECO, based in China. Located at the world’s largest cargo airport in Seoul, ... Read more

Etihad Flying High with Profits

Jan 10, 2014 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating a year of record-breaking success after achieving its highest ever passenger and cargo volumes in 2013. Nearly 12 million people flew with Etihad Airways last year, marking a significant increase of nearly 16 per ... Read more


Sep 05, 2013 Boeing and FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp. , celebrated today the delivery of the Memphis, Tenn.-based express shipping company's first 767-300 Freighter. The delivery supports the FedEx strategy to modernize its fleet with more efficient freighters. "Today's delivery of our first Boeing 767 Freighter is another step forward in our fleet modernization strategy," said James R.... Read more

Stephen Fortune Speaks About Widebody Freighters

Jun 21, 2013 Thirty-One Thousand Metric Tons of Idle Capacity – How will the Widebody Freighter Market ever recover? When Michael Chowdry founded Atlas Air Cargo in the 1990s, he told aircraft lessors that no widebody freighter had ever been parked during an industry downturn, thereby supporting his thesis that ... Read more

747-8 Freighter

Mar 04, 2013 Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes. The order, valued at approximately $1 billion at list prices, also includes options for five additional 777 Freighters. The new additions will bolster Cathay Pacific's 747-8 Freighter fleet to 13 airplanes. ... Read more

AEI and CRJ Conversions

Feb 28, 2013 Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), is pleased to announce that it has formally launched a Passenger to Freighter Conversion Programfor Bombardier's CRJ100* and CRJ200* aircraft.  The program has been studied for over a year and the aircraft will be marketed asCRJ100 and CRJ200 Special Freighter (SF) aircraft.... Read more

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