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Transmile MD-11 Freighters sold to FedEX

Jan 11, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR - Financially troubled Malaysian cargo carrier Transmile Air Services has agreed to sell four Boeing MD-11 freighter aircraft to FedEx for $68 million to help pay off its debt. Proceeds from the sale will be used by the carrier's parent Transmile Group to partially repay its lenders,... Read more

an converted A300-600 Freighter at EADS EFW

Dec 09, 2010 DRESDEN - EADS EFW in early December began to convert an Airbus A300-600 (MSN 643) from passenger to freighter configuration. This marks the second wide-body conversion performed for Sharjah based Rus Aviation following the already running conversion of MSN 626, which started in September 2010. To support its ... Read more

TNT Airways 737 Freighter

Nov 22, 2010 LONDON — GE Capital Aviation Services Ltd. (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced last Thursday the delivery of the first of 11 converted Boeing 737F freighters to international cargo carrier TNT Airways to replace its existing B737 fleet. The 11 ... Read more

Third Precision 757-200PCF for DHL Americas

Nov 10, 2010 PORTLAND, OR – Precision Conversions, LLC announced today that it has successfully re-delivered the third High Payload variant full-15 pallet position 757-200PCF freighter to Aerolease Aviation, LLC (Aerolease).  This aircraft represents the last of three 757-200PCFs to be accomplished for Aerolease under a multi-aircraft deal ... Read more

A320 P2F Freighter

Oct 19, 2010 AMSTERDAM - AerCap Holdings N.V., today announced that it has placed the first converted Airbus A320s freighters from its fleet on lease with European cargo operator West Atlantic. These aircraft are part of a passenger to freighter ("P2F") conversion project for up to thirty A320 aircraft that ... Read more

TNT to Lease 777F from Guggenheim

Oct 15, 2010 AMSTERDAM - TNT Airways and Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC have signed an agreement for the delivery and lease of three new Boeing 777-200 Long Range Freighters. The first aircraft will be delivered and enter service by July 2011. The two other will enter service by the end of ... Read more

FedEx Express' 757-200 Freighter

Sep 23, 2010 TORONTO - Federal Express Canada Ltd. ("FedEx Express Canada"), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is pleased to announce its plan to replace its Canadian fleet of five 727-200 aircraft with five newer generation 757-200 planes. This major investment underscores FedEx Express Canada's confidence in future economic growth in ... Read more

MASkargo A330-200F Freighter

Sep 22, 2010 TOULOUSE - Airbus announced on monday that Malaysia Airlines has placed a firm order for two more A330-200F freighters, following the conversion of two existing options. The latest contract increases the airline's firm orders for the type to four, all of which will be operated by the carrier's ... Read more

Hong Kong Airlines A330-200 Freighter

Sep 06, 2010 TOULOUSE - Hong Kong Airlines has become the first operator of the new A330-200F freighter in East Asia, following the delivery of the first of three aircraft on long term lease from global aircraft lessor Aircastle Limited. The three A330-200F freighters will be operated on services linking Hong Kong ... Read more

Etihad's A330-200F in Billund, Denmark

Sep 03, 2010 UAE - The inaugural flight for Etihad Crystal Cargo's new A330-200 freighter aircraft took place on Saturday, 28 August, and was a special charter carrying medical and humanitarian supplies to Pakistan. The new A330-200F was deployed to Karachi and utilised the aircraft's capacity to 59 tonnes. ... Read more

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