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UPS Airbus A300 Black Box Recovered

Cargo aircraft Airbus A300 from UPS crashed half mile from the runway yesterday killing pilot and co- pilot. The airbus A300-600F (N155UP) crashed near approach of Birmingham Alabama airport. The accident occurred early dawn hours on approach after a rapid decent it crashed into the hill area with a large wreckage area was created Today…

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Silk Way Airlines Order Two 747-8 Freighters

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Silk Way Airlines, a cargo carrier based in Baku, Azerbaijan, announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters valued at $704 million at current list prices. “Silk Way Airlines’ vision is to be a successful and profitable cargo operator by investing in its fleet and services and continuing…

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National Airline Boeing 747 Tragic Cargo Crash

Monday, April 29, 2013 at approximately 1550hrs Afghanistan time a National Airlines flight 102 crashed after briefly after take-off. Raw video of the crash was originally video from a car cam near the airfield. The Boeing 747-400 operating a charter cargo flight for Coalition forces from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Seven crew members on board…

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Southwest Airlines Cargo Awarded Highest Honors For Excellence In Air Cargo

DALLAS – /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Cargo receives continued recognition for excellence in air cargo and has once again been recognized in Air Cargo World’s annual Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Survey as the Diamond Award winner of the “up to 299,999 tonnes” category. The Diamond Award is the top award given in this category. Southwest…

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Cathay Pacific Order for Three 747-8 Freighters

SEATTLE, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways 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. Hong Kong’s flag…

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FedEx Express Announce Order for Four 767 Freighters

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and FedEx Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corp, announced an order for four 767 Freighters. The order is part of FedEx’s initiative to modernize its fleet. “These additional 767 orders will help accelerate our fleet modernization program as we replace our aging MD-10 freighter fleet,” said James…

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Guggenheim Aviation Partners Order 767 Boeing Converted Freighters

SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2012–Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Guggenheim Aviation Partners have announced an agreement under which Boeing will convert three 767-300ERs to freighter configuration for the aviation leasing company. The conversion process will begin in the second quarter of 2013 and the three airplanes will be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of the…

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First 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines last week marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier. Today’s 777F is being leased to Ethiopian Airlines from GECAS. “This delivery marks another special day for Ethiopian Airlines and all of Ethiopia. We are not only becoming…

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MNG Airlines takes delivery of its first A330-200F

MNG Airlines, Turkey’s dedicated freight operator, has taken delivery of its first of four A330-200Fs on order. Today the airline already operates a fleet of seven A300 cargo aircraft, and will expand its services by moving up to the A330 Freighter. Sedat Özkazanç, Managing Director of MNG Airlines said: “Holding a big portion of the…

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Nippon Cargo Airline’s First Boeing 747-8 Freighter

EVERETT, Wash., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), marking the Japanese debut for the 747-8. The new airplane is NCA’s first 747-8 Freighter on order with Boeing. “Nippon Cargo is a longtime partner and valued customer of the Boeing Company,” said Brad…

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Boeing Delivers 50th 747BCF to Evergreen International Airlines

XIAMEN, China /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering (TAECO) celebrated Friday the delivery of the 50th 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The airplane is the first to enter the Evergreen fleet and the 40th conversion completed by TAECO. All 747-400BCF deliveries have been completed on or ahead of scheduled…

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Delivery of 20th Boeing 747-8

EVERETT, Wash., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today marked the 20th delivery of its new 747-8. The airplane, a 747-8 Freighter, was delivered to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Atlas Air will operate it on behalf of Panalpina, the Swiss-based freight operator. This marks the first time in Panalpina’s history that an…

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Boeing Delivers UPS’s 50th 767 Freighter

EVERETT, Wash., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and UPS celebrated the delivery today of the cargo operator’s 50th 767-300 Freighter. The airplane joins the world’s largest 767 Freighter fleet. “The Boeing 767 Freighter is the workhorse of our fleet,” said UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols. “This versatile widebody is an important element…

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Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways Deliver Medical Supplies to Tashkent

EVERETT, Wash., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Uzbekistan Airways have partnered with Project Hope to transport a consignment of medical supplies destined for hospitals in Tashkent on a newly delivered 767-300ER (Extended Range). The 6,950-pound (approximately 3,150-kilogram) shipment is made up of 162 boxes of medicines and medical supplies and comes…

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Airbus to Launch A330P2F Cargo Conversion Program

Singapore Airshow – Airbus, ST Aerospace and EADS EFW have signed an MoU for a strategic partnership to develop the A330 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion program. This agreement, setting out the project’s foundation and granting Authorization To Offer[1] for the A330P2F, was signed by Chang Cheow Teck, President of ST Aerospace; Tom Enders, President and CEO…

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