Mammoth preps for STS 777-200LRMF line launch
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by Robert Luke
7h ago
STS Aviation Services will soon launch its Mammoth Freighters 777-200LRMF conversion line in Manchester, England, to become the first 777 freighter conversion site in Europe. A 2009-vintage 777-200LR (32222, ex-Delta Air Lines) departed Fort Worth, Texas (AFW), and arrived in Manchester (MAN) on June 21 ahead of its induction at the STS facility there. Horseshoe ..read more
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30th Cargo Facts Symposium returns to San Diego
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by Cargo Facts Staff
7h ago
Cargo Facts is excited to host the 30th annual Cargo Facts Symposium, taking place Oct. 14-16 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego. Cargo Facts Symposium has been the premiere event for the freighter aircraft industry for three decades, gathering leaders to share their insights with stakeholders and attendees, providing in-depth analysis of the air cargo sector and enabling participants to expand their network with respected executives and decision-makers. To mark the milestone, this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium will for the first time feature three fireside chats highlighting Atlas Air Chief Execut ..read more
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Astral to lease first 737-400F from Avmax
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by Robert Luke
4d ago
Astral Aviation will add a new narrowbody freighter type to its fleet after reaching a lease deal for its first 737-400F with Avmax, which also completed the sale and leaseback of the carrier’s 767-200F airframe. Astral opted for the 737-400F type and will add the ex-Alaska Airlines, 1992-vintage unit 27082 to its own AOC after ..read more
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Amazon to transfer 737-800Fs from Atlas to Sun Country 
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by Robert Luke
4d ago
Amazon has negotiated a deal with Sun Country Airlines to remove its eight 737-800BCFs operating on Atlas Air’s AOC and place them with the Minneapolis-based carrier.   The arrival of the eight 737-800BCFs will grow Sun Country’s narrowbody freighter fleet to twenty aircraft and make the airline Amazon’s only CMI operator for the type in the ..read more
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Air Incheon evaluates Asiana freighter renewal options
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by Jeff Lee
4d ago
Air Incheon is looking at Airbus and Boeing widebody freighters to add to its fleet after acquiring Asiana Cargo. Options include production and converted 777s as well as A330s, Air Incheon told Cargo Facts. Renewing Asiana Cargo’s widebody fleet is a major task for Air Incheon after its acquisition of the carrier’s freighter business as ..read more
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DHL Air Austria reaches target fleet for 2024
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by Jeff Lee
6d ago
DHL Air Austria has completed the first phase of its expansion into widebodies for now as it prepares to add its third CF6-powered 767-300BDSF. The carrier expects to have the 2000-vintage freighter (29138, ex-TUI fly Netherlands) ready for service in early July and to end 2024 with three 767s, it told Cargo Facts. Unit 29138 ..read more
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BBAM completes Alaska leaseback with 2nd 737-800BCF delivery
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by Robert Luke
6d ago
Alaska Airlines will soon begin operating its second 737-800BCF after taking delivery of the final Boeing narrowbody conversion as part of a sale and leaseback agreement with BBAM. The 2007-vintage 737-800BCF (35681) departed Kelowna (YLW) on June 15 and arrived in Oklahoma City (OKC) that day. Alaska removed unit 35681 from its passenger fleet in ..read more
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Narrowbody freighter fleet contracts in 2024
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by Robert Luke
6d ago
The total number of active narrowbody freighters dipped by seventeen year over year to 828 as of May 31, the first time the active fleet has contracted in at least five years, according to Cargo Facts research. Rising costs and declining demand have driven carriers to downsize their freighter fleets while lessors continue trying to ..read more
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Narrowbody freighter fleet contracts in 2024
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by Robert Luke
1w ago
The total number of active narrowbody freighters dipped by seventeen year over year to 828 as of May 31, the first time the active fleet has contracted in at least five years, according to Cargo Facts research. Rising costs and declining demand have driven carriers to downsize their freighter fleets while lessors continue trying to ..read more
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Deutsche Bank Buys €1.7 Billion Aviation Loans from NordLB
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by Bloomberg News
1w ago
Deutsche Bank AG agreed to buy about €1.7 billion ($1.8 billion) in aviation loans from NordLB, which is exiting the sector to focus on areas such as renewable energy financing. Deutsche Bank will start taking over the assets from the end of this month after prevailing in a bidding process, NordLB said in a statement ..read more
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