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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

Kawasaki XC-2

Jul 01, 2011 Le Bourget - TEAM.Aero interviewed Mr. Takumi Kobayashi from Kawasaki Heavy Industries at the Paris Air Show about the civil cargo option for the new Kawasaki XC-2 Military Transporter. These civil applications of a potential civil version of the XC-2 are believed to be of interest for companies ... Read more

A320/A321 PtoF Program Cancelled

Jun 03, 2011 DRESDEN - Airbus, EADS EFW and their Russian partners, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and IRKUT, have jointly decided to stop the A320/A321 Passenger to Freighter (P2F) conversion development programme for economic reasons and, therefore, to launch the necessary legal procedures for the termination of the joint ... Read more

China Southern 777 Freighter

May 31, 2011 HONG KONG — China Southern Airlines, one of China's major air carriers, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy six Boeing 777 freighters, as the company continues to grow its cargo business. The carrier said the six aircraft, to be delivered between ... Read more

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