Cargo & Freight

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Coming from many trips the last seven months has brought us back to the office moving forward. Freight and cargo page had suffered from all angles. We have stepped in and cleaned out all the old articles except last years essential that was covered. No small articles or media that was not worth keeping. Major overhaul beginning February 20, 2020. As we talk about suffering the cargo industry is suffering in magnitudes of unthinkable portions. The coronavirus has the entire global economics of freight forwarding in a tailspin. Stability will come back and backlogs will keep most busy. At this point in time on the commercial side of air travel airlines are grounding flights and one airline is smart enough to shed some of its fleet. All in all, we need a reset in the industry and now is the best time for us at airline adviser to start remodeling its been two years since we made changes. Business changes at rapid speed compared to ten years ago and we like many need to keep up to pace and current. In addition, we have a new partnership like the airlines we are code sharing. We are code sharing with Fire and Aviation TV. March 2020 you will see more content as we begin our remodel and contacts. Source Airline Adviser 02/19/20

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LE BOURGET, France /PRNewswire/ — Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers, announced a commitment to purchase five additional 777 Freighters from Boeing [NYSE: BA]. The deal, valued at $1.8 billion at list prices, was unveiled at the Paris Air Show and signed in the presence of His Excellency Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications.

“I am very pleased that Qatar Airways has today signed this landmark order for five new Boeing 777 Freighters to add to our cargo fleet,” said His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways Group. “It will increase our 777 freighter fleet by a full 20 percent, enabling us to further develop our business and offer new customers the chance to experience a truly first-class logistics service. This is an order that will propel our growth and, I firmly believe, confirm us as the leading cargo operator in the world.”

Qatar Airways has rapidly grown its air cargo operations to serve more than 60 global destinations, becoming one of the top international air freight operators in the world. The latest freighter deal builds on the airline’s 777 Freighter order book as the airplane has become the backbone of Qatar Airways freighter fleet. It currently operates 23 freighters, including 16 Boeing 777 Freighters.

The 777 Freighter is the world’s largest and most capable twin-engine freighter. It can fly 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers) with a payload of 224,900 lbs (102,010 kg). The airplane’s long range translates into significant savings as fewer stops mean lower landing fees, less congestion, lower cargo handling costs and shorter delivery times.

Customers from around the world have ordered 217 777 Freighters since the program began in 2005, including a record 45 units in 2018. Boeing is the air cargo market leader, providing over 90 percent of the dedicated freighter capacity around the world.

Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 06/27/19

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LE BOURGET, France,—ASL Aviation Holdings DAC (ASL) and Boeing [NYSE: BA] signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), bringing the world’s first Next-Generation 737-800 freighter conversion to 120 orders and commitments, from eight customers. The agreement includes 10 firm orders and 10 purchase rights.

“Having operated two leased 737-800BCFs across our wide European network, we are very pleased with how the flexibility and reliability of these freighters fulfill our operational needs in meeting our customer requirements,” said Hugh Flynn, Chief Executive, ASL Aviation Holdings. “The aircraft is highly efficient and right-sized for our developing operations on behalf of our express cargo customers who are experiencing growing demand. The 737-800BCF will also give us access to new markets.”

Operating on six continents, ASL provides network solutions to express freight integrators, transporting more than 357,000 metric tones of cargo in 2018.

“This order is a great testimonial of the unique capabilities of a 737-800 converted freighter. ASL Aviation has seen firsthand how this platform is perfectly suited to fly express cargo on domestic and short haul routes. We are honored that ASL Aviation is growing its business with the 737-800BCF,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. “With more operators seeking out the 737-800BCF, we are looking to expand our conversion capacity to support our customers and their growth plans.”

Boeing recently inaugurated new conversion lines at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services (BSAS) and Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company (STAECO), while looking to expand further. The program is committed to more than double 737-800BCF output this year, going from eight conversions in 2018 to 17 in 2019.

Boeing predicts that 2,650 freighters will be delivered between 2018-2037, with more than 60 percent of these deliveries comprised of passenger-to-freighter conversions. Already operating on four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America) after entering service last year, the 737-800BCF is certified by various global regulators: the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.

The 737-800BCF carries more payload – up to 23.9 tones (52,800 lbs.) – and flies farther – 2,000 nautical miles (3,750 km) compared to 737 Classic freighters. It also offers operators improved fuel efficiency, lower operating cost, and higher reliability than previous standard-body freighters.

Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 06/27/19

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LE BOURGET, France, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Airlines announced the airline’s intent to order up to six 777 Freighters to modernize its cargo fleet. China Airlines plans to transition to the world’s largest and longest range twin-engine freighter as it launches operations from Taipei to North America and Europe – two key markets that provide higher yields for the carrier.

“Air cargo is an important part of our overall business and the introduction of these new Boeing 777 Freighters will play an integral role in our long-term growth strategy,” said China Airlines Chairman Hsieh Su-Chien. “As we transition our Freighter fleet to the 777Fs from the older 747Fs, this will enable us to deliver world-class services to our customers more efficiently and reliably.”

The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 km) with a maximum payload of 102,010 kg (224,900 lbs). The airplane will allow China Airlines to make fewer stops and reduce associated landing fees on these long-haul routes, resulting in the lowest trip cost of any large freighter and superior ton-mile economics. In addition, the 777 Freighter features market-leading capacity for a twin-engine freighter, accommodating 27 standard pallets, measuring 96 inches by 125 inches (2.5 m x 3 m) on the main deck. This allows for lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.

“The global air freight market is forecasted to double over the next 20 years, and the 777 Freighter’s market-leading capabilities and economics will help China Airlines extend their network and grow their cargo business,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company. “We are proud to expand our partnership with China Airlines, building on our successful introduction of the 777-300ER passenger jet a few years ago. We look forward to delivering new 777 Freighters into their world-class fleet.”

Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 06/27/19

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SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) announced today that FedEx Express has ordered 27 767-300 Freighters and has exercised existing options for two additional 777 Freighters.

The new 777 Freighters will support FedEx’s growth in the international cargo market. The 767 Freighter will be a new model for the Memphis, Tenn.-based freight carrier’s fleet of more than 690 airplanes. The addition of the 767 Freighters will enable FedEx to replace its less efficient, medium widebody cargo airplanes with freighters that provide fuel, maintenance and other cost savings.

“The 767-300 Freighter will be a great complement to our freighter fleet,” said David J. Bronczek, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express. “The 767 freighter, with its solid efficiency among medium widebody cargo airplanes, is an ideal solution to support our strategy of providing fast and reliable delivery to every U.S. address and to more than 220 countries and territories.”

The 767 Freighter is based on the popular 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane. Able to carry approximately 58 tons (52.7 tonnes) of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, the 767-300 Freighter is ideal for developing new long-haul, regional or feeder markets.

The 777 Freighter is the world’s longest range twin-engine freighter that can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload. FedEx is the largest operator of 777 freighters with 17 aircraft in operation and with orders and options for an additional 41 aircraft.

Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 12/16/11