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Large widebody developments, rumors of an An-225 rebirth and an actual reawakening

In this episode, Cargo Facts Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss updates to the 777-300ERCF and A350F programs, as well as a flurry of 737 transactions. The editors then take a look at increased developments for the An-225 rebuild project and a mysterious 747 Classic that has arisen from the dead amid a flurry of pop-culture references.

Carbon fiber, carbon emissions and new freighter types

In this episode, Cargo Facts Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editors Andrew Crider and Robert Luke discuss rumors that Boeing is exploring adding a 787 freighter type to its portfolio; European Aviation Group’s new company and pursuit of an A340 cargo STC; and YTO Cargo Airlines’ plans to start flying the ARJ21 freighter conversion later in 2022. The editors also talk briefly about some MRO developments involving both narrowbodies and widebodies.

Air cargo tech advances while freighter conversions continue

In this episode, Associate Editors Andrew Crider and Robert Luke are joined by Kelly Stroh, associate editor of sister publication Air Cargo World, who shares takeaways from the inaugural Air Cargo Tech Summit in Miami. Crider and Luke then move on to look at more 737NG freighters heading to operators based in South Korea.

Humanitarian aid takes flight, plus more IAI conversions

In this episode, Cargo Facts Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editors Andrew Crider and Robert Luke discuss aid delivery using drones, Emirates converting its own 777 feedstock into freighters and IAI’s first 737-800BDSF conversion at Atitech in Italy. Crider also checks in from West Virginia after conducting a humanitarian relief flight in his own aircraft.

Medium-widebody growth in Latin America and Asia

In this episode, Cargo Facts Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editors Andrew Crider and Robert Luke discuss another 737 Classic freighter on the move, Avianca adding A330-300P2Fs to its fleet and testing A321F operations, and LATAM making headlines with its medium-widebody additions.

CFC Freighter Forecast and market outlook

In this episode, Cargo Facts Associate Editor Andrew Crider and Cargo Facts Consulting Managing Director Frederic Horst discuss the post-pandemic outlook for the freighter market, the economic impact on the industry’s growth, the strength of international express, and the growth of the narrowbody and widebody segments.

CF EMEA highlights and more

In this episode, Cargo Facts Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editors Andrew Crider and Robert Luke discuss several news items that emerged from Cargo Facts EMEA in Dubai, including Astral Aviation’s A330P2F plans and updates on conversions, lessors and operators. The editors then look at other developments that added to what was already a busy week.

Ukraine, Airbus conversions and EMEA preview

In this episode, Cargo Facts Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editors Andrew Crider and Robert Luke discuss several news items from this week, including Airbus narrowbody and widebody conversions, earnings released by Atlas Air and ATSG, and updates on Ukraine. The editors then look ahead to Cargo Facts EMEA in Dubai next week.

Twin widebody freighters take off

In this episode, Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editors Andrew Crider and Robert Luke discuss several of the week’s news items, including Icelandair’s first 767-300BCF preparing for conversion with the second one to follow later in May, and firm orders for three 777-300ERCF conversions announced at this week’s MRO Americas event in Dallas.

April showers bring more 737 Classic movements

In this episode, Cargo Facts Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss how e-commerce giant Mercado Libre continues to shake up the freighter fleets of Latin American carriers. They then look at how a number of 737-300F and -400F developments created a banner week for the 737 Classic family.

Assorted freighter milestone easter eggs

In this episode, Cargo Facts Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss a couple of freighter milestones this week, including GlobalX’s first A321P2F having its door cut and another A350F commitment being finalized. The editors then look ahead to leads they will be exploring next week, a few of which involve 737NG freighters.

European carriers reshape freighter fleets

In this episode, Cargo Facts Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss 737 fleet developments in Asia and Europe before turning to look at the continued shakeup of the medium-widebody fleet.

Connecting the dots on some quads and twins

In this episode, Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss the continuing uptake of 737-800Fs. They then take a look at a curious announcement about A340-600s before turning to a brief update on freighters in Russia.

More orders and commitments for 777 and A350 freighters

In this episode, Cargo Facts Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider are joined by Jim Edgar, senior consultant with Cargo Facts Consulting, to continue a discussion on the competition brewing between the A350F and the 777-8F.

The expanding 737-800F fleet

In this episode, Cargo Facts Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss some new 737 operators and provide an overview of the 737-800 freighter fleet as it expands in most of the world but contracts as a result of the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

ATSG and mas expand with A330s

In this episode, Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss a new facility by Vallair and more A330 conversions for ATSG. They also look at 737s in a recap of the news for the week ended Feb. 25.

A321F turns 2 amid more freighter orders

In this episode, Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider discuss widebody news from the Singapore Airshow and look at the A321 freighter. They also look ahead at some upcoming new operators in the A321F and 737-800F space.

Future widebody market spoilt for choice with 777-8F offering

In this episode, Deputy Editor Jeff Lee and Associate Editor Andrew Crider are joined by Jim Edgar, senior consultant at Cargo Facts Consulting, to discuss Boeing’s new 777-8F and its rival, Airbus’ new A350F. They also look at the large widebody segment more generally and the potential effect Boeing’s new offering will have on the market.

767F redeliveries surge in last quarter

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Deputy Editor Jeff Lee look at recent additions to the Amazon Air fleet and discuss the status of 767 freighter-introduction plans that are underway at Air Canada and YTO Cargo Airlines. The duo also takes a look at some upcoming redeliveries of A321 family and 757 freighter conversions.

Freighter orders and LOIs from Dubai — oh my

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Deputy Editor Jeff Lee discuss some of the highlights from the Dubai Airshow, which saw orders and commitments announced for forty-one freighter aircraft, including ten new-build, thirteen widebody conversions and eighteen narrowbody conversions. The editors also discuss CMA CGM’s ever-evolving air cargo strategy.

Widebody freighter happenings and expectations for the Dubai Airshow

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Deputy Editor Jeff Lee take a look at Airbus’ A350F unveil, and revisit two parked 747-8Fs that have been long overdue for reactivation. The editors also discuss their varying expectations for next week’s Dubai Airshow.

CFS preview: Will we finally find out what’s next for widebody freighters?

In this special in-studio recording of Cargo Facts Connect, Charles Kauffman, Jeff Lee and guest Caryn Livingston review some of this week’s stories that are revealing the trends and topics that will feature heavily at Cargo Facts Symposium 2021 next week. The editors also discuss the industry’s burning questions that will come into focus during next week’s event, our first live and in-person event since early 2020.

New entrants crowd 777 conversion arena

In this episode, Cargo Facts Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee explore recent developments across the 777 freighter conversion and modification landscape, and discuss what is known so far about operator commitments to freighter-converted 777s.

How deep will passenger ACMI carriers venture into cargo?

In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee look at Air Wisconsin’s CRJ freighter plans and discuss whether passenger ACMI carriers will find appealing opportunities in air cargo over the long run.

Combination carriers and their freighter divisions

In this episode, Cargo Facts Consulting Senior Consultant Jim Edgar joins Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee to share his insight into how major combination carriers view their cargo divisions, and what additional outside investment may mean for freighter fleets worldwide.

A growing list of 737-800F operators

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss Bluebird Nordic’s ambition to become a major player in the European 737 ACMI market, and the integrators and e-tailers driving narrowbody freighter fleet renewal and growth across Europe.

Airbus back in the production freighter game

In this episode, Cargo Facts Associate Editor Jeff Lee and Cargo Facts Consulting Managing Director Frederic Horst look at what the A350F means for Airbus and discuss the prospects, as well as the challenges, for the freighter in the large widebody segment.

Lessors strengthen control over 737-800 freighter conversion slots

In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee take a look at incoming 737-800 freighters and discuss fleet trends in what is currently the second-largest market for 737NG freighters, Mainland China.

FedEx’s order book and the 767F

FedEx Express, already the largest operator of the 767, firmed up options late last month to purchase twenty additional 767-300Fs from Boeing. In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee take another look at the integrator’s 767 order and options, and discuss the medium widebody freighter’s prospects more generally.

More 747s and passenger aircraft pulled into cargo service

In this Cargo Facts Weekly Wrap, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss some of the 747s being returned to service and routes that are still favorable to cargo-only operations with equipment other than a purpose-built or converted freighter. On the narrowbody front, the pair discusses the demand for 757-200 conversions, following a four-unit 757-200 freighter conversion order from BlackRock.

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