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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

Initial B737-400 Conversions Commence in Tampa and China

Feb 20, 2013 PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) is pleased to announce the first two aircraft of a 20-aircraft conversion deal between the company and AERGO Cargo Solutions (AERGO) have been inducted – the first aircraft at PEMCO’s Tampa facility and the second at HAECO Group’s STAECO Jinan, China facility.... Read more

IAG Cargo Targets Latin America and Middle East & Africa

Jan 24, 2013 IAG Cargo, the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has today announced the appointment of two new regional commercial managers to drive growth in the strategic markets of Latin America (LATAM) and the Middle East & Africa (MEA). Rodrigo ... Read more

Kevin Casey - John Sawyer - Fred Browne

Oct 22, 2012 Announced at the Cargo Facts Symposium held at the Loews Hotel in Miami Florida, two global leaders in the aviation industry, AERGO Capital (AERGO) and PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO), have joined forces on a major program to provide fully converted cargo aircraft for markets around the world ... Read more

New Flight Supports Henan's Exports to Key Markets in US, Europe and Asia

Oct 14, 2012 UPS announced the launch of a new daily flight between Zhengzhou, the capital and largest city in China's Henan Province, and Incheon in South Korea. Zhengzhou's businesses will benefit from Incheon's corresponding flight connections to their key export markets in the U.S. and Europe. Direct ... Read more

UPS Expands to Nicaragua and Honduras

May 09, 2012 UPS announced the expansion of its UPS ExpressSM Freight service into Nicaragua and Honduras, two emerging economies that count the United States as their No. 1 trading partner. The UPS premium air freight service offers a day-definite guarantee*, door-to-door service and includes customs clearance. ... Read more

Fedex Express 767 and 777

Dec 19, 2011 The Boeing Company announced that FedEx Express has ordered 27 767-300 Freighters and has exercised existing options for two additional 777 Freighters. "FedEx Express is one of the industry's premier air-freight carriers. The way they have operated the 777 has demonstrated to the world its capabilities as a freighter. We are excited they have chosen to further expand their 777 fleet," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh.  "We're also looking forward to seeing the 767 join FedEx's lineup of airplanes. The 767 is a proven freighter and this order constitutes a strong vote of confidence for its capabilities. It is an airplane that we will be building for decades." The new 777 Freighters will support FedEx's growth in the international cargo market.... Read more

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