Air Cargo Equipment

News and analysis about air cargo equipment and performance issues.

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Global commerce is increasing at a dizzying pace, and we’re in the midst of the “give it to me now” era, so you’d think air cargo would be booming. Instead, it’s struggling. How the maritime industry has left air cargo lost in space.

News & Analysis

11 Feb 2014
Asia-Pacific airlines will continue to dominate air cargo markets and freighter orders over the next two decades, according to the latest report from Airbus.
Lufthansa Cargo’s first Boeing 777 freighter is 63.7 meters long with a wingspan of 64.8 meters.
19 Nov 2013
Lufthansa Cargo’s first Boeing 777 freighter will take off from Frankfurt, Germany, tonight, bound for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, on its first scheduled flight.
Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013.
18 Nov 2013
The Middle East’s leading airlines made clear their common determination to boost passenger and freight market shares this weekend at the 2013 Dubai Airshow as they dominated the headlines with a series of huge orders for new airplanes.
Envirotainer
07 Nov 2013
Envirotainer has named Simon Angeldorff as its interim CEO.
A Boeing 747-400 Freighter in final assembly.
30 Sep 2013
Atlas Air has entered into a contract with Astral Aviation to provide a Boeing 747-400 Freighter service between Europe and Africa.
IAG Cargo’s new route will be serviced by the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
03 Sep 2013
IAG Cargo will launch a new air cargo route from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas, in March 2014, and will offer an additional export route for the area’s expanding technology hub.
12 Jul 2013
A fire aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane caused Heathrow Airport to close both its runways Friday afternoon.
FedEx Boeing 727 freighter
21 Jun 2013
FedEx has retired its last Boeing 727 aircraft from service as part of the company’s modernization strategy.
09 May 2013
Air Transport Services Group reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $8.5 million, increasing 32.2 percent from $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.