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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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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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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…

Read More »

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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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….

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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