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747-8 Freighter

Nov 03, 2011 The shrinking order book of an aircraft leasing company in the United Arab Emirates snagged Boeing's new 747-8 on Thursday. Boeing Co. confirmed that Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is canceling orders for five 747-8 freighters, converting the orders to Boeing 777 Freighters instead. These 777 Freighters will ... Read more

777 Freighter in Ethiopian colors

Oct 06, 2011 EVERETT - Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters, making Ethiopian Airlines the first African carrier to order the twin-engine freighter. The order is valued at approximately $1.1 billion at list prices and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's website.... Read more

National Airlines' 747-400 Freighter

Oct 03, 2011 YPSILANTI, Mich.- National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings and a leading provider of global air cargo services, announced its initiation of Boeing 747-400F flight operations.  National Airlines recently completed their FAA certification and received authority from the US Department of ... Read more

A330 Freighter in Tampa Cargo livery

Sep 28, 2011 TOULOUSE - Avianca, part of the airline group AviancaTaca Holdings, has signed a firm order for four Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft. The new aircraft will be operated by Avianca’s cargo subsidiary Tampa. Avianca will announce its engine choice at a later date. The highly-efficient ... Read more

747-8 Freighter

Sep 26, 2011 Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has exercised its order-termination rights in connection with three early-build Boeing 747-8 Freighters. The three aircraft were part of an order for 12 Boeing 747-8Fs which Atlas Air announced in September 2006. Atlas Air now expects to receive three 747-8Fs ... Read more

Boeing 777 Freighter

Sep 08, 2011 BONN, Germany - DHL is adding three Boeing 777 freighters that will expand its capacity and boost transit times along key growing trade routes between the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. DHL has signed an air service agreement with Southern Air Holdings, Inc. to operate ... Read more

747-8 Freighter Certified

Aug 22, 2011 SEATTLE - Boeing received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification Friday for the new 747-8 Freighter, passing two of the final landmarks on the airplane's journey to entry into service. The FAA granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) and an ... Read more

Cathay Pacific orders 777F & 777-300ERs

Aug 10, 2011 HONG KONG - Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the Hong Kong-based carrier has ordered eight Boeing 777 Freighters and four 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes. The order is valued at $3.3 billion at list prices. With this announcement, Cathay Pacific becomes the 15th customer to order ... Read more

Etihad Crystal Cargo A330-200 Freighter

Jul 26, 2011 ABU DHABI - Etihad Crystal Cargo announced a new dedicated freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to Almaty in Kazakhstan. Etihad Crystal Cargo is the fast growing cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The service will commence operations on July 28,... Read more

World Airways MD-11 Freighter

Jul 13, 2011 PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.- World Airways, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. has extended to December 2012 an agreement with Etihad Crystal Cargo to provide two MD-11 cargo aircraft operating on international freighter routes. "These two World Airways MD-11 freighters will help us maintain the cargo capacity we require as we sustainably grow our successful cargo business," said Roy Kinnear, Senior ... Read more

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