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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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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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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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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 Order for 10 777-8Xs, Four 777 Freighters

LE BOURGET, France, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways announced an order for 10 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters, valued at $4.8 billion at list prices, on the opening day of Paris Air Show 2015. “The order for four 777 Freighters underpins the value that this airplane has also brought…

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EVA Airways’ Intent to Purchase Five 777 Freighters

ourtesy Boeing LE BOURGET, France, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] announced today at the Paris Air Show that EVA Airways intends to purchase five 777 Freighters. The commitment, valued at more than $1.5 billion at list prices, represents the first 777 Freighters to join EVA’s fleet and will be posted to Boeing’s Orders…

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Cargolux Airlines Celebrate 30th Direct Delivery 747 Freighter

EVERETT, Wash, Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Cargolux Airlines are celebrating the 30th direct delivery of a 747 Freighter to the Luxembourg-based cargo carrier. To mark the occasion, Cargolux’s latest 747-8 Freighter carries a special decal of the “Father of the Boeing 747,” Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who led the team that designed the airplane….

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Silk Way West Announce Order for Three 747-8 Freighters

BAKU, Azerbaijan, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices. “Silk Way Airlines’ success and profitability as a cargo operator is a direct result of investing in its fleet and services and growing its regional…

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Korean Air Announce Order for Five 777 Freighters

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Korean Air finalized an order for five 777 Freighters. The order, valued at more than $1.5 billion at current list prices, will add further efficiency and reliability to Korean Air’s all-Boeing freighter fleet. As one of the world’s largest cargo airlines, Korean Air currently operates an all-Boeing freighter…

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Silk Way West Commitment for Three 747-8 Freighters

BAKU, Azerbaijan /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Azerbaijan-based airline Silk Way West announced that the two companies are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes. Silk Way West is an enterprise of the Silk Way Group, which includes 23 companies working in the aviation industry and related services….

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Qatar Airways Finalize Order for Four 777 Freighters

SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for four 777 Freighters, valued at $1.24 billion at current list prices. The airline also has purchase rights for four additional airplanes, which when exercised will bring the combined value to $2.46 billion. Qatar Airways first announced an intent…

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World Air Cargo Forecast 2014 – 2015

After rebounding more than 19% in 2010 over the depressed levels of 2009, world air cargo traffic stagnated from mid-2011 to early 2013. This prolonged period of weak growth can be attributed to two factors: a weak world economy and slack trade growth. Since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, world air…

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Silk Way Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Two 747-8 Freighters

EVERETT, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Silk Way Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-8 Freighters. The first airplane delivered last week and the second airplane delivered this week. Both new 747-8 Freighters will bring new levels of efficiency to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier. “We strive to be a successful…

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Air Algerie Order for Two Next-Generation 737-700Cs

Air Algerie announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-700C (Convertible) airplanes, valued at $152 million at current list prices. The order continues Air Algerie’s fleet renewal and expansion following January’s order for eight 737-800s. The addition of 737-700Cs to the Algerian-flag carrier’s fleet will provide the airline with increased flexibility depending on passenger and cargo…

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Qatar Airways orders four Boeing 777 Freighters

Farnborough, United Kingdom, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. Qatar Airways also announced their…

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No New Sales for Cargo

Over the past six months sales for cargo aircraft have come to a standstill. No new aircraft deliveries have been made. Mostly all existing aircraft and freight carriers are holding onto existing fleets. The market place has changed. Existing carriers are looking at second hand aircraft or wet leases to fill their needs. Rightfully to…

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Boeing Delivers First 747-8 with Performance-Improved Engines

EVERETT, Wash. Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane’s Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways 747-8 Freighter was the first 747 to deliver with the PIP engines. The engine is the first of the package’s three improvements to enter service. The two other components,…

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Qatar Airways expands its Airbus A330 Freighter fleet

Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013. These new aircraft will complement the airline’s rapidly growing network, which includes more than 40 routes that have dedicated freighter services. Included in the order are eight additional A330-200F options – which…

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Boeing Completes MD-11 Freighter Transition to AV Cargo

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing Capital Corporation, has completed transition of two MD-11 Boeing converted freighters (BCF) on multi-year leases to U.K.-managed AV Cargo, which has begun service from the operator’s base in Liege, Belgium, on routes primarily to West Africa. Boeing delivered the first of the cargo tri-jets to the operator in May 2013. The…

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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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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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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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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…

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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