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Boeing Delivers First 747-8 and 777 Freighters to Korean Air

EVERETT, Wash., /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Korean Air celebrated delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 and 777 Freighters. With the milestone delivery, Korean Air becomes the first airline in the world to operate both the 747-8 and 777 Freighters. “We are very proud to become the first airline in the world to have…

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Etihad Airways orders two more A330-200 Freighters

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has signed a firm order for two additional A330-200F freighter aircraft to meet their growth plans in the cargo market. The airline was a launch customer and the launch operator of the A330-200F, having taken delivery of its first aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow…

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AirBridge Cargo Airlines Receives its First Boeing 747-8 Freighter

EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, celebrated yesterday the delivery of the first of five new Boeing 747-8 Freighters to the airline. “The introduction of the Boeing 747-8F represents a huge commitment to our customers since we are investing in state of the art equipment to further…

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Evergreen International Airlines to Introduce Boeing 747-400 Freighter

SEATTLE / Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Evergreen International Airlines, a subsidiary of Evergreen International Aviation announced, last week the airline will introduce the 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter to its fleet with delivery to Evergreen in 2012. The conversion will be the 50th 747-400 jetliner to be modified to a freighter configuration by Boeing, which provides…

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FedEx Announces Order for Boeing 767 and 777 Freighters

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…

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Etihad Airways Orders Two Boeing 777 Freighters

Sunday December 11, 2011 came the announcement from the airline for two more aircraft. The Boeing 777 freighter has become a cornerstone in the cargo carriers market. Etihad Airways was founded in 2003 and has rapidly become the forefront of carriers in its geographical area. The order also increases Etihad’s current Boeing 777 backlog to…

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Humanitarian aid flown to Dubai for “Action Against Hunger”

Airbus Corporate Foundation and MASkargo help fight famine in East Africa An Airbus A330-200F just delivered to Malaysian airline MASkargo has arrived at Dubai during the Dubai Airshow carrying forty tonnes of high energy food. This flight, facilitated by the Airbus Corporate Foundation, along with MASkargo and Action Against Hunger, will boost crucial stocks at…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways Announce Order for Two Boeing 777 Freighters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qatar Airways today announced an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters at the 2011 Dubai Air Show. Valued at $560 million at current list prices, the airplanes will increase the airline’s 777 Freighter fleet to eight when delivered. “As we accelerate efforts…

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Boeing Celebrates 747-8 Freighter Delivery with Atlas Air and British Airways

Atlas Air subsidiary, GSS, to operate freighter for British Airways World Cargo EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) celebrated the delivery flight Thursday of the first 747-8 Freighter for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The delivery is the first of nine 747-8 Freighters Atlas Air has on order. Atlas Air’s 49 percent subsidiary, Global…

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Cathay Pacific’s First 747-8 Freighter Delivered

Cathay Pacific is first operator of newest Boeing freighter in Asia Pacific EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways, making it the second freight operator worldwide to take delivery of Boeing’s newest freighter. With this new addition to its fleet, Cathay…

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First Boeing 747 – 8 Freighter Delivered

EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cargolux Airlines shared another milestone in the history of the iconic 747, as the airline took delivery of the first Boeing 747-8 Freighter earlier this week. Following delivery at the Boeing Delivery Center at the company’s Everett site, the airplane departed for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where the…

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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Announce Order for Four 777 Freighters

Airline becomes the first African carrier to order Boeing’s 777 Freighter EVERETT, Wash /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ethiopian Airlines today announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters, making Ethiopian Airlines the first African carrier to order the twin-engine freighter. The order is valued at approximately $1.1 billion at list prices and was…

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Qatar Airways Announce New Commitment for Five 777 Freighters

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…

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ASL announce agreement for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

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…

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China Airlines to Upgrade Fleet with Boeing 777 Freighters

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…

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All Nippon Airways Finalize Order for Two 777 Freighters

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced the Japanese carrier has placed a new order for two 777 Freighters valued at $678 million according to list prices. While ANA is a major operator of the Boeing 777 passenger jet, it has grown its cargo operation with the medium-sized 767 Freighter. In…

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Turkish Airlines Orders Boeing 777 Freighters

SEATTLE, PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Turkish Airlines announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 Freighters in December 2017. The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand its freight business. “These freighter orders will surely contribute to…

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Ethiopian Airlines Order Two 777 Freighters

LE BOURGET, France, PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines announced a commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, valued at $651.4 million at list prices. The order will be reflected on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once it has been finalized. The airline also announced an order…

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UPS Announce Agreement for 767 Passengers to Freighter Conversions

LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and UPS [NYSE: UPS] announced an order at the 2017 Paris Air Show today to convert three 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters. “The purchase and conversion of these 767s is a perfect example of how UPS is making smart investments to fuel…

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UPS Announce Order for 14 747-8 Freighters

EVERETT, Wash / Boeing [NYSE: BA] and UPS [NYSE: UPS] announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes. “These aircraft are a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS customers around the globe,” said Brendan Canavan, president, UPS Airlines. “The 747-8…

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Boeing Announces 10 New Orders for Converted Freighters

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced 10 new orders and commitments today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow for its Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) program. Cargo Air, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Lineas Aereas Suramericanas (LAS) Cargo, based in Bogota, Colombia, will each receive two 737-800BCFs. Air Algerie, based…

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Volga-Dnepr Group Acquisition of 20 747-8 Freighters to Grow

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Volga-Dnepr Group, a leader in transportation of unique, outsize and heavy cargo, announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow finalization of terms for the acquisition of 20 747-8 Freighters, which includes four aircraft that have already been delivered. Boeing also signed an agreement with the Group’s…

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US and Asia low numbers in cargo

Air freight in the US and Asia has taken a dip this year to date. The 2016 numbers are way down based on projections. Companies are looking at ways to lower their costs and air cargo has seen a slump this year. Low cost airlines in the Middle East have not helped cargo based airlines….

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A330 to Beluga XL

Courtesy Airbus The first of Airbus’ five new Beluga XL airlifter “giants” will begin taking shape early next year, initiating the creation of a new jetliner fleet to transport complete sections of the company’s aircraft from production sites around Europe to final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. Beluga XL’s lower fuselage will be…

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SF Airline’s First 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter

SINGAPORE, Dec. 18, 2015 – Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SF Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), which is also the first owned by an airline in China. The delivery took place at Boeing supplier ST Aerospace Services Co. in Singapore, where the conversion work was performed. It…

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YTO Airlines 737-800BCF Commitment

SEATTLE, Boeing [NYSE: BA] is extremely pleased to enter into an agreement with YTO Airlines to provide the airline with 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs) pending a planned program launch. The 737-800 will be the first Next-Generation 737 that Boeing offers for conversion. Through its 737 freighter conversion program, Boeing will support customers in the…

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Airbus to launch A320/A321P2F freighter conversion program

Courtesy Airbus Airbus has signed an agreement with Singapore-based ST Aerospace to offer passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion solutions for its A320 / A321 aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget by Harald Wilhelm, Chief Financial Officer of Airbus Group and Airbus, Serh Ghee Lim, President of ST Aerospace, Andreas Sperl,…

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Qatar Airways Announce New Commitment for Five 777 Freighters

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…

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ASL announce agreement for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

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…

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China Airlines to Upgrade Fleet with Boeing 777 Freighters

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…

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All Nippon Airways Finalize Order for Two 777 Freighters

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced the Japanese carrier has placed a new order for two 777 Freighters valued at $678 million according to list prices. While ANA is a major operator of the Boeing 777 passenger jet, it has grown its cargo operation with the medium-sized 767 Freighter. In…

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Turkish Airlines Orders Boeing 777 Freighters

SEATTLE, PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Turkish Airlines announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 Freighters in December 2017. The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand its freight business. “These freighter orders will surely contribute to…

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Ethiopian Airlines Order Two 777 Freighters

LE BOURGET, France, PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines announced a commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, valued at $651.4 million at list prices. The order will be reflected on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once it has been finalized. The airline also announced an order…

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UPS Announce Agreement for 767 Passengers to Freighter Conversions

LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and UPS [NYSE: UPS] announced an order at the 2017 Paris Air Show today to convert three 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters. “The purchase and conversion of these 767s is a perfect example of how UPS is making smart investments to fuel…

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UPS Announce Order for 14 747-8 Freighters

EVERETT, Wash / Boeing [NYSE: BA] and UPS [NYSE: UPS] announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes. “These aircraft are a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS customers around the globe,” said Brendan Canavan, president, UPS Airlines. “The 747-8…

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Boeing Announces 10 New Orders for Converted Freighters

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced 10 new orders and commitments today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow for its Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) program. Cargo Air, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Lineas Aereas Suramericanas (LAS) Cargo, based in Bogota, Colombia, will each receive two 737-800BCFs. Air Algerie, based…

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Volga-Dnepr Group Acquisition of 20 747-8 Freighters to Grow

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Volga-Dnepr Group, a leader in transportation of unique, outsize and heavy cargo, announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow finalization of terms for the acquisition of 20 747-8 Freighters, which includes four aircraft that have already been delivered. Boeing also signed an agreement with the Group’s…

Read More »

US and Asia low numbers in cargo

Air freight in the US and Asia has taken a dip this year to date. The 2016 numbers are way down based on projections. Companies are looking at ways to lower their costs and air cargo has seen a slump this year. Low cost airlines in the Middle East have not helped cargo based airlines….

Read More »

A330 to Beluga XL

Courtesy Airbus The first of Airbus’ five new Beluga XL airlifter “giants” will begin taking shape early next year, initiating the creation of a new jetliner fleet to transport complete sections of the company’s aircraft from production sites around Europe to final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. Beluga XL’s lower fuselage will be…

Read More »

SF Airline’s First 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter

SINGAPORE, Dec. 18, 2015 – Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SF Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), which is also the first owned by an airline in China. The delivery took place at Boeing supplier ST Aerospace Services Co. in Singapore, where the conversion work was performed. It…

Read More »

YTO Airlines 737-800BCF Commitment

SEATTLE, Boeing [NYSE: BA] is extremely pleased to enter into an agreement with YTO Airlines to provide the airline with 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs) pending a planned program launch. The 737-800 will be the first Next-Generation 737 that Boeing offers for conversion. Through its 737 freighter conversion program, Boeing will support customers in the…

Read More »

Airbus to launch A320/A321P2F freighter conversion program

Courtesy Airbus Airbus has signed an agreement with Singapore-based ST Aerospace to offer passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion solutions for its A320 / A321 aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget by Harald Wilhelm, Chief Financial Officer of Airbus Group and Airbus, Serh Ghee Lim, President of ST Aerospace, Andreas Sperl,…

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